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Several NFL single-season team records could fall in 2013

Here’s a list of NFL team single-season records that could be broken this season:

Points
The Broncos have scored 535 points this season and have a good chance of breaking the record of 589, set by the 2007 Patriots.

Touchdowns
The Broncos have scored 68 touchdowns this season and have a good chance of breaking the record of 75, set by the 2007 Patriots.

Extra points
The Broncos have kicked 67 extra points this season and have a good chance of breaking the record of 74, set by the 2007 Patriots.

Passing first downs
The Broncos have 254 passing first downs this season, giving them a shot at the record of 280, set by the Saints in 2011.

Most first downs allowed
The Cowboys’ defense has allowed 350 first downs, putting them in striking range of the all-time record of 406, set by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.

Most passing first downs allowed
The Cowboys’ defense has also allowed 209 passing first downs, putting them in striking range of the all-time record of 246, set by the 2011 Packers.

Most total yards allowed
The Cowboys’ defense has allowed 5,982 total yards this season, putting them in striking range of the all-time record of 7,042, set by the 2012 Saints.

Most passing yards allowed
The Cowboys’ defense has allowed 4,163 passing yards this season, putting them in striking range of the all-time record of 4,796, set by the 2011 Packers.

Fewest punt return yards allowed
The Seahawks have allowed just 19 punt return yards this season. The NFL record is 22, set by the 1967 Packers.

Safeties
Here’s one you never would have guessed: The Jaguars have scored three safeties this season. The NFL record is four, first set by the 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs and equaled four times since then. So if the Jaguars get one more safety, they’ll have a share of an NFL scoring record. (Jacksonville’s safeties came on a holding penalty on Chance Warmack in the end zone against the Titans, a penalty on Brandon Weeden for illegally kicking a loose ball in the end zone against the Browns and a blocked punt out the end zone against the Chiefs.)

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13 Responses to “Several NFL single-season team records could fall in 2013”
  1. ingraven says: Dec 17, 2013 2:23 PM

    Wow. I’m rootin for the Jags to get it!!!

  2. ingraven says: Dec 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    Notice how NONE of the records are about fewest yards allowed by a defense, or really ANYTHING good being done by defense. Goodell has changed this game to an EXTREME by just making it points points points. Welp, guess u gotta do what u gotta do to make ends meet huh?

  3. jagsandliquor says: Dec 17, 2013 2:40 PM

    Dang jags breakin records, gettin coaches fired. This was a very productive season

  4. jmorand47 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:43 PM

    Isn’t the lowest punt return yards allowed by a team still in play for the Seahawks or did the Giants actually do something noticeable on Sunday?

  5. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 17, 2013 2:45 PM

    Dallas is well on its way to breaking the worst defense in NFL history which New Orleans earned last season.

    Let’s see…fire Rob Ryan and now wish he was back. Jerry Jones is not going to give us meddling in personnel decisions and if he was as good at that as he was in finding oil in Arkansas, he would have had 6 or more Super Bowl Champions by now.

  6. jmorand47 says: Dec 17, 2013 2:46 PM

    Whoops, my bad MDS. Somehow I just read right over that. It helps if you read the entire article first. Good Luck Hawks!!

    I hope that if the ‘Hawks break this record, the NFL doesn’t allow returners a 20 yard free run to add more offense to the league.

  7. phiddysent says: Dec 17, 2013 2:48 PM

    @ ingraven – I get your point but to be fair, all of the offensive records listed have the potential to be broken by only 1 team/player. And all the horrible defensive records have the potential to be broken by only 1 team. If we were talking about 3-4 teams being on pace to break these records on each side of the ball, then I would say you have a valid point.

    Teams can definitely limit the big offensive numbers if they have the personnel and the scheme…just look at Carolina, Seattle and SF…each holding opponents under 17 pts per game.

    Those punt coverage numbers by Seattle are absolutely ridiculous! 19 yards ALL season?

  8. tannerrox90 says: Dec 17, 2013 3:07 PM

    That Seahawks record will get tested on Sunday with Patrick Peterson returning punts.

  9. boiler72 says: Dec 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    The 2011 Packers were one of the worst defenses ever. Yet, they went 15-1. Which pretty much means that Aaron Rodgers does play defense.

  10. Dream_Machine says: Dec 17, 2013 3:37 PM

    Isn’t the lowest punt return yards allowed by a team still in play for the Seahawks or did the Giants actually do something noticeable on Sunday?

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    Rueben Randle almost brought the house down with a total of 4 return yards.

  11. puntonfirstdown says: Dec 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    When I first saw that headline, I thought it read: “Several NFL teams’ season ticket prices could fall in 2013”

    No such luck.

  12. stealthjunk says: Dec 17, 2013 4:31 PM

    The Seahawks’ punt return yards record might be the most incredible of the bunch when you really think about it. 59 punts and only 19 yards allowed? I wonder how many times a team has given up at least 19 yards in a single game (or heck, even a single return!) this year.

  13. axespray says: Dec 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    boiler72 says:
    Dec 17, 2013 3:32 PM
    “The 2011 Packers were one of the worst defenses ever. Yet, they went 15-1. Which pretty much means that Aaron Rodgers does play defense.”
    —————————
    Still had a ton of takeaways, we just didn’t have anyone to compliment Clay Matthews up front.

    It’d be nice if Dom went back to that aggressive Defense… all we needed were some Pass Rushers and we’d be a top group like 2010.

    but now, he’s all shell shocked by the yards given up that year and all we ever do now is back peddle and hope we don’t get burned big.

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