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NFL Records: They’re Meant to be Broken……

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Records, like rules, were made knowing that they would one day be broken. You see it in the NFL all the time, whether it is Drew Brees shattering Dan Marino‘s single season yardage record or Johnny Unitas‘ consecutive games with a touchdown pass record, Tom Brady breaking Peyton Manning‘s single season touchdown record in the same year that Randy Moss breaks Jerry Rice‘s single season TD receptions record. You also saw Calvin Johnson break Rice‘s single season yardage record. So, what’ll it be this year? Which player will put his name in the record books? In a game that is faster than it ever was, anything can happen. These are a few records that can definitely have the possibility of being broken this year:

Jul 28, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach

Sean Payton

watches quarterback Drew Brees (9) during a morning training camp practice at the team training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1. Single season TD Pass record:

Potential Record Breakers: Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning

This league is all about passing these days. In 2011, we saw the most 5000+ yard passers ever. Quarterbacks are getting more mobile. Wide Receivers are getting better. Quarterbacks are being overprotected, and so are receivers. Then there are those great quarterbacks that are on teams with sub-par defenses, like Drew Brees. Then you combine that and the best receiving corps in the league, like Matt Ryan. Then there are those that just have the talent to do it, like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.