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Peyton, Foles, Gordon, Jeffery have records in sight

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With two weeks left in the season, it’s a good time to flip through the NFL Record and Fact Book and take a look at some of the single-season records that are in danger of falling this year. As you’ve probably noticed, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a bunch of records within his reach.

Manning has already broken one official NFL single-season passing record this year, and he has a chance to break or tie four more of them in the next two games.

But Manning isn’t the only quarterback who has a shot at breaking a record this year: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles could, with a couple of good games, break the all-time record for passer rating in a season.

And Browns receiver Josh Gordon and Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery could, with another 200-yard receiving game, equal an NFL record that actually dates back to the second season of the American Football League.

Finally, three special teams players could break records this year: Rams punter Johnny Hekker, Broncos kicker Matt Prater and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker. Click here for a full list of the individual records that could fall in the next two weeks.

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37 Responses to “Peyton, Foles, Gordon, Jeffery have records in sight”
  1. glennsyank13 says: Dec 17, 2013 11:41 AM

    You forgot Adrian Peterson closing in on 2,500 yards.

  2. chidspin says: Dec 17, 2013 11:42 AM

    A record is the sum of the past achievements or actions of a person or organization; a person or thing’s previous conduct or performance.

  3. gumbogumbo says: Dec 17, 2013 11:43 AM

    Go Foles Go! What a pleasant surprise he’s been

  4. Youknowimright says: Dec 17, 2013 11:46 AM

    Welcome to the new NFL where passing records get broken weekly. You cannot hit people, you cannot play defense and running the ball is an annoyance to most teams. Of course these records are dropping.

  5. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 17, 2013 11:47 AM

    Foles shouldn’t count because he will not have played a full season even if the record dates back to the 14 game schedule.

  6. coonsqualler says: Dec 17, 2013 11:52 AM

    All this with missing the first 2 games of the season and not having a Quarterback. Gordon is a beast for my Brownies! Now lets go get him some help(QB, G, LB) so we can compete for the division next year.

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  7. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM

    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

  8. dscags says: Dec 17, 2013 11:56 AM

    PEYTON SHOULD BREAK A LEG

  9. swearingisokbutdontyoudaretalktoeachother says: Dec 17, 2013 11:56 AM

    First of all, they all have a shot.
    Unfortunately injuries, not just to them, but to a lot of their teammates could spell disaster.
    Complain if you want but Tom Brady could have sent some records this year if there weren’t so many injuries around him.
    Kraft has to take some of the blame too, he needs to bring in some better targets.

    On the other hand other teams have the same issues and are finding a way to handle it.
    Football is like that, and everyone has to figure out a way to handle it.
    Future rule changes to head to head tackles would help, too….

    Personally I would like to see a better balance, the current “Go anywhere near the head and it’s a flag” nonsense is not helping.
    Football players should be able to decide for themselves if they want to take those risks.
    They certainly can’t say they weren’t aware now.

  10. mackcarrington says: Dec 17, 2013 12:02 PM

    Foles shouldn’t count because he will not have played a full season even if the record dates back to the 14 game schedule.
    =============
    Well, wouldn’t make his accomplishment even more impressive?

  11. thegronk87 says: Dec 17, 2013 12:08 PM

    I’m sure peyton will throw a whole bunch of TDs from the 1 yard line, as per his usual way of padding his stats.

  12. goldrush36 says: Dec 17, 2013 12:08 PM

    Once again thanks Baalke for drafting AJ Jenkins over Jeffery. Oh but there was concerns over his conditioning… Yet it was Jenkins showing up to camp unfit and unable to hang with the tempo. Please don’t whiff that bad again this year..

  13. Youknowimright says: Dec 17, 2013 12:11 PM

    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    ———————————————-

    Well played. We always walk into that one. rings trump everything. That is why Philly fans should stop talking.

  14. mortyglickstein says: Dec 17, 2013 12:21 PM

    How about Shanahans bad coaching decisions?

  15. buddysguys says: Dec 17, 2013 12:26 PM

    also most ACLs torn in a single season!!! hit em low!!!

  16. mf1849 says: Dec 17, 2013 12:30 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM

    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.
    __________________________________
    Including your Steelers

  17. steelerben says: Dec 17, 2013 12:30 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM
    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Actually, the 49ers and the Cowboys are both still alive in the playoff hunt and both have five Lombardis. So, really that record is in danger of being tied.

  18. jbaxt says: Dec 17, 2013 12:31 PM

    Shocking you left off Jamaal Charles and his soon to be record breaking year. It’s just small market JC though, their stats don’t count. Or maybe they don’t give you enough web hits?

  19. phrankyc says: Dec 17, 2013 12:32 PM

    If Foles set the record it will be legit. The records are based on attempted passes and not games played!

  20. kwjsb says: Dec 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM

    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    _________________________________

    The City of Cleveland 9 Rings

    Browns ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50. ’54, ’55, ’64
    Rams ’45

  21. ravenswhat says: Dec 17, 2013 12:40 PM

    Foles having one of the greatest seasons ever yet there’s still something that makes a lot of think the other shoe is hanging by a thread above his head.

  22. ninersareyesterdaysnews says: Dec 17, 2013 1:04 PM

    It’s nice to see that some records might fall. You may also want to add that Russell Wilson is CURRENTLY setting the record for most wins in the history of the NFL through his first two seasons. He’ll be inducted into the HOF one day for breaking the record for career wins…two or three Superbowls would be the icing on the cake.

  23. cfeeley52 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:08 PM

    mackcarrington says:
    Dec 17, 2013 12:02 PM
    Foles shouldn’t count because he will not have played a full season even if the record dates back to the 14 game schedule.
    =============
    Well, wouldn’t make his accomplishment even more impressive?
    —————————————-
    No, because he’s closing in on the best passer rating for a season. This takes into account his averages for every game. When he missed those games, he also missed the opportunity to lay an egg and affect his overall rating. Averages are more accurate when they’re taken from a larger sample size…

  24. coolherc says: Dec 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM

    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    ————————————————————

    Allow that you be your comfort having missed the playoffs yet again this season.

  25. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 17, 2013 1:26 PM

    steelerben says:
    Dec 17, 2013 12:30 PM
    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Dec 17, 2013 11:55 AM
    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Actually, the 49ers and the Cowboys are both still alive in the playoff hunt and both have five Lombardis. So, really that record is in danger of being tied.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Describing the Cowboys as a threat to get a sixth Lombardi gave me my best laugh of the day. The only record that the Cowboys are in danger of breaking this year is the worst defense ever.

  26. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 17, 2013 1:38 PM

    Then it shouldn’t be called the single season QB rating record and if it isn’t than I apologize and more power to him.

  27. jucam1 says: Dec 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Cfeeley52…. That is why they put the 10 game minimum on the QB rating stat. However what you fail to mention is that he could have had great games in those games he didn’t start too skewing the stat even more in his favor. It doesn’t matter. Foles has been probably one if the top 5 QBs this season and the 12 game sample size is plenty to show that for a stat that only takes one season in to account. Now if you want to discuss how outdated the QBR stat is in today’s analytics driven world, then that makes good sense. Regardless, Foles has been a beast this year in every category that matters and while it will be a great turnaround for Philly this season if they win the division (i would argue it already is), the real scary thing is that Foles will only get better and Kelly will get to draft players that fit his schemes next year and get rid of Reid’s dead weight (pun intended), making them a scary team going forward.

  28. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 17, 2013 1:54 PM

    If it’s a season record he should be required to play in every game, if he leaves early due to injury at least he played in it.

  29. calmdownsir says: Dec 17, 2013 2:29 PM

    Youknowimright says:
    Dec 17, 2013 12:11 PM
    Yet, no one threatens the major record: 6 rings.

    ———————————————-

    Well played. We always walk into that one. rings trump everything. That is why Philly fans should stop talking.

    Do YOU let what someone else won make you not talk? Well, we don’t. And by your rule, YOU haven’t won any rings and shouldn’t talk either.

  30. sidepull says: Dec 17, 2013 2:38 PM

    Is it any wonder that QB and wr positions may have record breaking years. They all are allowed to do what they please while the defended get flagged for everything under the sun.

  31. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 17, 2013 3:17 PM

    What about the Steelers for most cheap shots?

  32. myeaglescantwin says: Dec 17, 2013 3:20 PM

    cowboys giants steelers.

    fall back to ring talk of the greatness of yesteryear only to ignore the dim reality that all those franchises are struggle in present day..

    man i wish i could do that.

  33. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    I wonder what the record is for blind jump balls that result in penalties on the defense? No doubt Joe Flacco would hold that record.

    The ridiculous PI calls are ruining this game. Flacco’s passing game consists of tossing it up deep and waiting for the flag. What happened in Detroit last night was a mockery, but the REALLY bad one was the phantom call against Minnesota. Flacco tossed up what was the game-ending interception, and Minnesota rightly should have won. But wait! Here come the refs to throw the flag! The replay clearly shows the WR tripping on his own in the snow, but no matter, let’s bail out Joe.

    Way to go, league. Way to ruin yet another part of the game.

  34. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 17, 2013 4:18 PM

    kwjsb says: Dec 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    The City of Cleveland 9 Rings

    Browns ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50. ’54, ’55, ’64
    Rams ’45
    ____________________________

    Wow, so, um, where have you been for the last 50 years?

  35. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 17, 2013 4:31 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 17, 2013 4:18 PM

    kwjsb says: Dec 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    The City of Cleveland 9 Rings

    Browns ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50. ’54, ’55, ’64
    Rams ’45
    ____________________________

    Wow, so, um, where have you been for the last 50 years?
    ————————————————

    Building the factory of sadness…?

  36. jjackwagon says: Dec 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    Peyton already owns the record for the most playoff chokes, but he will pad that one again this year.

  37. ourseahawks80 says: Dec 17, 2013 7:18 PM

    Come on now. I like Peyton Manning and respect his achievements BUT, look at the mediocre teams he played against this year and HORRIBLE defenses. Baltimore on the first game of the season and they sucked badly pretty much all year. Oakland who gave up 7 touchdown passes to philly and has sucked all year. The Giants in week 2 of an 0-6 run and still has a horrible defense which was worse in week 2. Philly who just plained sucked butt until later in the season when they played a cush schedule and got a few wins but the real philly just came back to real life. Dallas who have a defense that a junior varsity team could score 70 or 80 points against. Jacksonville??? And Peyton struggled badly against them. Indy is an average team at best and they beat Denver as did a beat up New England team who spotted them 24 points up front. KC, who played bottom feeders all year so a win against them is nothing to brag about, hell Oakland scored 31 on them and KC’s below average offense scored 56 on Oakland. Tennesee??? wow what a competition they are huh? Peytons records this year should have a * after them because Rick Mirer would look like Tom Brady if he played this cushy schedule.

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