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.