Individual Single-Season Historical Records in Jeopardy

As the season progresses, I will keep an eye out for individual single-season records that could fall. Toward the end of the season, I will look at team records.
 
As it stands right now, we are on pace to break two individual single-season records.
 
Passing:
Projected 2011 Totals Comp Att Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 465 661 5,374 40 14
Tom Brady 408 612 5,221 40 13
Aaron Rodgers 384 544 5,125 49 6
*Red denotes projected record
 
Current NFL Records:
Attempts: 691 – Drew Bledsoe (1994)
Completions: 450 – Peyton Manning (2010)
Yards: 5,084 – Dan Marino (1984)
Touchdowns: 50 – Tom Brady (2007)
Interceptions (Most): 42 – George Blanda (1962)
Interceptions (Least): 4 – Tom Brady (2010)
 
Rushing:
Projected 2011 Totals Att Yards TD Fumble Rating
Maurice Jones-Drew 333 1,516 6 4 87.83
*Red denotes projected record
 
Current NFL Records:
Attempts: 416 – Larry Johnson (2006)
Yards: 2,105 – Eric Dickerson (1984)
Touchdowns: 28 – LaDainian Tomlinson (2006)
 
Receiving:
Projected 2011 Totals Rec Yards TD
Wes Welker 124 1,670 10
*Red denotes projected record
 
Current NFL Records:
Receptions: 143 – Marvin Harrison (2002)
Yards: 1,848 – Jerry Rice (1995)
Touchdowns: 23 – Randy Moss (2007)
 
Sacks:
Projected 2011 Totals Sacks
DeMarcus Ware 20
*Red denotes projected record
 
Current NFL Record: 22.5 – Michael Strahan (2001)
 
Interceptions:
Projected 2011 Totals INT
Kyle Arrington 9
*Red denotes projected record
 
Current NFL Record: 14 – Night Train Lane (1952) (12-game season)
 
 
 

Historical Records from Week 13
 

Cam Newton – With his three rushing touchdowns against the {Text}, Newton now has 13 for the season. That surpasses Steve Grogan, who set the NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a season (12) in 1976.
 
Christian Ponder – Ponder set a franchise rookie record with 381 passing yards against the Denver Broncos.
 
Frank Gore – His 73 yards rushing put him ahead of Joe Perry for the all-time franchise rushing leader. Perry has 7,344 rushing yards in his career with the 49ers. Gore now stands at 7,396.
 
 
 

This Week in NFL History
 

Date: December 8, 1963
Location: War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo, NY)
Attendance: 20,222
 
Cookie Gilchrist tied Jim Browns single-game record of five touchdowns, as the Buffalo Bills beat the New York Jets 45-14. His 36 carries for 243 yards currently ranks him tied for 15thplace on the all-time list for single game rushing yard totals. At the time, 243 yards in a single game placed him second on the all-time professional football list, behind Orban ‘Spec’ Sanders’ 250 yards on October 24, 1947. He was in first place for all-time AFL and all-time NFL rushing yards in a single game, beating Jim Brown’s 237 yards from November 24, 1957. ‘Spec’ Sanders earned his record while playing in the All-America Football Conference.
 
  1 2 3 4 F
New York Jets 7 0 0 7 14
Buffalo Bills 10 14 7 14 45
 
Scoring Summary:
BUF Gilchrist 4-yard run (Yoho Kick)
BUF Yoho 13-yard field goal
NYJ Smolinski 1-yard run (Guesman Kick)
BUF Gilchrist 1-yard run (Yoho Kick)
BUF Dubenion 23-yard pass from Lamonica (Yoho Kick)
BUF Gilchrist 1-yard run (Yoho Kick)
BUF Gilchrist 19-yard run (Yoho Kick)
BUF Gilchrist 6-yard run (Yoho Kick)
NYJ Maynard 23-yard pass from Hall (Guesman Kick)
 
 
Date: December 7, 2003
Location: INVESCO Field (Denver, CO)
Attendance: 76,403
 
Denver’s Clinton Portis tied Brown and Gilchrist’s record for five touchdowns in a single game and set a franchise record in the process. His five touchdowns eclipsed the previous club record of four, set my Mike Anderson on December 3, 2000.
 
Portis’ 22 carries for 218 yards was part of an overall 508 yards of total offense for the Broncos. The two teams combined for 952 yards of total offense. Neither team committed a turnover, and both teams scored on their first three possessions.
 
  1 2 3 4 F
Kansas City Chiefs 7 14 0 6 27
Denver Broncos 7 10 14 14 45
 
Scoring Summary:
DEN Portis 11-yard run (Elam Kick)
KC Holmes 2-yard run (Anderson Kick)
DEN Portis 1-yard run (Elam Kick)
KC Holmes 1-yard run (Anderson Kick)
DEN Elam 47-yard field goal
KC Kennison 42-yard pass from Green (Anderson Kick)
DEN Droughns 3-yard pass from Plummer (Elam Kick)
DEN Portis 59-yard run (Elam Kick)
DEN Portis 28-yard run (Elam Kick)
DEN Portis 53-yard run (Elam Kick)
KC Green 1-yard run (Kick Failed)
 
 
Ken Crippen is the executive director of the Professional Football Researchers Association, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving football history.You can follow him on Twitter: @KenCrippen.