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 three individual single-season records.
Projected 2011 Totals Comp Att Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 478 675 5,321 36 17
Tom Brady 423 640 5,390 40 17
Aaron Rogers 382 524 5,100 49 5
*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)
Projected 2011 Totals Att Yards TD Fumble Rating
Fred Jackson 289 1,630 10 3 109.14
LeSean McCoy 293 1,610 17 0 133.86
*Red denotes projected record
Current NFL Records:
Attempts: 416 – Larry Johnson (2006)
Yards: 2,105 – Eric Dickerson (1984)
Touchdowns: 28 – LaDainian Tomlinson (2006)
Projected 2011 Totals Rec Yards TD
Wes Welker 128 1,788 10
*Red denotes projected record
Current NFL Records:
Receptions: 143 – Marvin Harrison (2002)
Yards: 1,848 – Jerry Rice (1995)
Touchdowns: 23 – Randy Moss (2007)
Projected 2011 Totals Sacks
Jared Allen 24
DeMarcus Ware 23
*Red denotes projected record
Current NFL Record: 22.5 – Michael Strahan (2001)
Projected 2011 Totals INT
Kyle Arrington 8
Carlos Rogers 8
Eric Weddle 8
Charles Woodson 8
*Red denotes projected record
Current NFL Record: 14 – Night Train Lane (1952) (12-game season)
Historical Records from Week 10
Devin Hester – In the second quarter of the Bears’ game against the Detroit Lions, Devin Hester returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown. That gave Hester a total of 12 punt returns for touchdowns, increasing his NFL record.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick – With their 37-16 victory over the New York Jets, Brady and Belichick set a record as the winningest quarterback-coach combo since the AFL-NFL merger. Their 117 victories surpass the previous record of 116 set by Dan Marino and Don Shula.
This Week in NFL History
November 13, 1994 – Drew Bledsoe set NFL records for passing attempts and completions in one game. Bledsoe had 70 pass attempts, which broke George Blanda’s record of 68 set on November 1, 1964. He also had 45 completions, which beat Richard Todd’s record of 42 set September 21, 1980. He also set a franchise record with 426 yards passing, beating his own record of 421 yards set September 4, 1994.
November 14, 1993 – Don Shula’s Miami Dolphins beat the Philadelphia Eagles to give Shula his 325thvictory, setting an NFL record. The previous record-holder was George Halas, who had 324 wins as coach of the Chicago Bears. Shula finished his career with 347 wins, including the regular season and playoffs.
Historical Game of the Week
Date: November 14, 1943
Location: Polo Grounds
Attendance: 56,591
The Chicago Bears easily handled the New York Giants 56-7 on this record-setting day. Bears quarterback Sid Luckman tossed seven touchdown passes in the win to break an NFL record set by Sammy Baugh a few weeks prior. On October 31, 1943, Baugh passed for six touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 48-10.
Luckman’s record has since been tied four times, but never broken. Adrian Burk tied the record on October 17, 1954 as his Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 49-21. George Blanda tossed seven touchdown passes on November 19, 1961 as his Houston Oilers beat the New York Titans 49-13. Y.A. Tittle’s New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins 49-34 on his seven scoring throws. Finally, Joe Kapp and his Minnesota Vikings won 52-14 over the Baltimore Colts, led by his seven touchdown strikes.
  1 2 3 4 F
Chicago Bears 14 14 14 14 56
New York Giants 0 7 0 0 7
Scoring Summary:
CHI Benton 4-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
CHI Berry 31-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
NYG Kinscherf 1-yard run (Cuff Kick)
CHI Pool 27-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
CHI Clark 4-yard run (Snyder Kick)
CHI Clark 62-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
CHI Benton 15-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
CHI Wilson 3-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)
CHI Pool 40-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder Kick)