NFL records poised to be broken in 2014

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 20, 2008 file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates during the NFC Championship football game against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wis. The Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement to trade Favre to the New York Jets, the team announced late Wednesday night, Aug 6, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws under pressure from Houston Texans defensive end Lawrence Sidbury (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2006, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan reacts after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell during second quarter NFL football at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Strahan was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, a bloodied Houston Texans' J.J. Watt stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Houston. A violent collision during the game resulted in a deep gash on the bridge of his nose, which required six stitches. The gash kept opening in subsequent games, so now that the season is winding down, Watt tells The Associated Press he'll look into having plastic surgery in the offseason to repair the injury. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) reacts after sacking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn (9) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, left, gets his hand on the ball as Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Miami Dolphins quarterback #13 Dan Marino confers with Dolphins head coach Don Shula on the sidelines during the 1985 Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo)
San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Joe Montana, returning to action after two years, eyes downfield, Monday, Dec. 28, 1992 in San Francisco during second-half action against the Detroit Lions in Candlestick Park. Montana was 15 of 21 for 126 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Niners to a 24-6 win over the Lions. (AP Photo/Liz Mangelsdorf)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in front of Cleveland Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard (97) in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

This Given Sunday

Records are meant to be broken, and that's especially the case in this particular era of NFL history. That's because offense is through the roof and the accumulation of sheer stats has exploded. Here's a look at some records that could be in peril entering the 2014 campaign.

Career passing touchdowns
The record: 508 (Brett Favre)
Bound to break it: Peyton Manning (491)

Manning should do this by mid-season. He's never had fewer than 26 touchdown passes in a season, so unless he gets hurt, this will be locked in.

Single-season sacks
The record: 22.5 (Michael Strahan)
Bound to break it: J.J. Watt, Von Miller or Robert Quinn

It's just a matter of time with this one. Watt had 20.5 sacks two years ago, Robert Mathis had 19.5 last year and Jared Allen had 22 in 2011. Quinn, Miller, Aldon Smith, and DeMarcus Ware have also had 18.5 or more sacks in the last half-decade.

Career game-winning drives
The record: 51 (Dan Marino and Peyton Manning)
Bound to break it: Manning

He only needs one, so this is another no-brainer as Manning starts to hijack the record books before the end of his career.

Career playoff touchdown passes
The record: 45 (Joe Montana)
Bound to break it: Tom Brady (43)

Brady's literally always in the playoffs, but he has only two touchdown passes in his last three postseason games. This should have been broken a couple years ago, but Montana's luck is about to run out here. Manning is also at 37 and could have a shot.


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