UNSTOPPABLE FORCE:

Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY leads the NFL with 1,244 scrimmage yards through eight games this season and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (1963) as the only players to have at least 150 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in six of their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history.

With 156 scrimmage yards on Sunday against Green Bay (4:25 PM ET, FOX), McCaffrey would become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 1,400 scrimmage yards in their team’s first nine games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1,529 in 1963) and O.J. SIMPSON (1,518 in 1975), as well as LARRY BROWN (1,405 in 1972).

The players with the most scrimmage yards through their team’s first nine games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Jim BrownHOF Cleveland 1963 1,529
O.J. SimpsonHOF Buffalo 1975 1,518
Larry Brown Washington 1972 1,405
Eric DickersonHOF Los Angeles Rams 1983 1,396
Tiki Barber New York Giants 2004 1,391
Christian McCaffrey Carolina 2019 1,244*
*Through eight games

ROOKIE IN RAIDER NATION:

Oakland running back JOSH JACOBS leads all rookies in scrimmage yards (842), rushing yards (740) and rushing touchdowns (six) in 2019. Last week, Jacobs became the first rookie since Cincinnati’s ICKEY WOODS (1988) to have at least two rushing touchdowns in three of his first eight career games.

With at least two rushing touchdowns against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon), Jacobs would become the fifth player to have at least two rushing touchdowns in four of his first 10 career games in NFL history.

The players with the most games with at least two rushing touchdowns in their first 10 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON(S) GAMES WITH 2+ RUSH TDs
Marcus AllenHOF Los Angeles Raiders 1982-83 5
Eric DickersonHOF Los Angeles Rams 1983 5
Karim Abdul-Jabbar Miami 1996 4
Bill Paschal New York Giants 1943-44 4
Josh Jacobs Oakland 2019 3*
*Through eight games

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