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NFL records that could be broken in 2015

Everybody wants to witness history, which is why it’s fun to cheer for records to be broken. That is, unless you’re record-holder or a fan of one.

Here’s a look at some records that could be broken this season…

Points per game: There were an NFL-record 46.8 points per game scored in 2013. But with the revised extra point format causing more teams to go for two, there’s a very good chance we move above the 47 mark for the first time ever in 2015.

Sacks in a season: Justin Houston came half a sack short in 2014, Jared Allen did the same thing in 2011, and J.J. Watt has surpassed the 20-sack mark twice in the last three years. Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 continues to hang by a thread as one of the most breakable records in the league.

Passing yards in a season: The top five players on this list reached their marks in the last four years. It looks a lot like baseball’s steroid era atop that list. Now, with Andrew Luck operating in a pass-heavy offense with a ton of weapons and plenty of weak opponents on the schedule, he could make a run at Peyton Manning’s record of 5,477.

Passing yards in a career: But Manning is almost certain to break Brett Favre’s career mark of 71,838. Right now, he’s 2,147 back. Manning’s career low in this category is 3,739.

Receiving yards in a season: Odell Beckham Jr. had 1,305 yards despite missing a quarter of his rookie season. If he can continue his pace from the last nine weeks of 2014 over the course of 2015, he’ll wind up with a 2,131-yard sophomore year. That would shatter Calvin Johnson’s single-season record of 1,964.

Brad Gagnon

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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