Three studs from the Carolina Panthers Week Two loss to Atlanta Falcons
“Run CMC” was “Pass-Catching CMC” in this one. He did a little bit of everything, and showed that he can single-handedly change the tempo and feel of a football game.
On the ground, he rushed the rock eight times for 37 yards. An 11-yard scamper was his longest of the afternoon. Although those may seem like subpar statistics, he made up for it in the passing game. Catching the ball 14 times for 102 yards, he still managed to make a huge impact on the game. Although I did not expect him to put up these types of numbers, I can’t say I am surprised. This is what made him so successful at Stanford. With back-to-back weeks of solid games through the air, McCaffrey is showing that not only he is a viable offensive weapon, he is a catalyst.
Last week, the Cincinnati Bengals held Baltimore Ravens running backs to 66 yards rushing and 91 yards through the air. If I has to guess, McCaffrey is going to have more success through the air against the Bengals, Whatever the case may be, the Carolina Panthers should get the ball to him early and often. He is too good not to have the ball in his hands.