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NFL Recap: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers Grab Their Third Straight Win Over Jacksonville Jaguars

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey

The Carolina Panthers edged past the Jacksonville Jaguars in a thrilling 34-27 win on the road on Sunday to grab their third straight win to move

Star running back Christian McCaffrey led the way with 176 rushing yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns, along with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Kyle Allen had a steady performance with 181 yards on 17-of-30 completed passes with a touchdown to zero interceptions and a 85.60 quarterback rating.

The Panthers had a rushing usage index of 285.0 and receiving index of 90.5, which produced an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 187.75, compared to OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 177.0 for the Jaguars leading them to a win. On the ther side of the ball, Carolina put up a total DVS (Defensive Value Score) index of 0.52 behind six tackle(s) for loss and two sacks and Zero defensive touchdown(s)   compared to 1.9 for Jacksonville.

The Jaguars had closed the deficit to 28-27 after a 38-yard field goal by kicker Josh Lambo, but running back Reggie Bonnafon sealed the game with a 59-yard run late in the fourth quarter.