Records that could be broken during 2015 NFL regular season

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By TYLER BROOKE
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There are some records in professional sports that may never be broken. There might not be another NBA player that will ever get close to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, or another MLB player that will play in 2,632 games like Cal Ripken Jr. did.

However, in the NFL, there are few records that can't be touched.

Brett Favre's 321 straight starts or Jerry Rice's 1,549 career receptions appear safe for now, but down the road there might be someone to challenge one of those records. Meanwhile, there are a few records that could be broken as early as this season, so let's take a look at some of the players and teams that could find their way into the record books in 2015.

Career Passing Yards

Current Record: Brett Favre (71,838 yards)

As long as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is healthy for the 2015 season, he shouldn't have a problem breaking another career record.

Already the career leader in passing touchdowns, Manning needs just 2,147 yards in what could be his final season to break another one of Favre's records. Not including the 2011 season where Peyton missed the entire year, Manning has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in every season since 2005. As long as he passes for around 134 yards per game in 2015, Manning will break the record.

With weapons like Demaryius Thomas, Owen Daniels, Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer on his side, no one will be surprised when Manning breaks the passing yard record halfway through the season. That might not be the only record Manning breaks in 2015 either, as he's on the cusp of also breaking the records for career completions and Pro Bowl appearances.

Total Points Scored in a Season

Current Record: 2013 Denver Broncos (606 points)

No one had an answer for the Broncos during Manning's second year with the team. With an average of 37.9 points per game, it was the most deadly offensive unit the NFL has ever seen. However, there might be a new scoring record by the end of the year, and it might come from Peyton's old team.

The Indianapolis Colts focused on stacking their offense this offseason, adding key veterans in Andre Johnson and Frank Gore as well as a promising rookie receiver in Phillip Dorsett. Although the Colts averaged just 28.6 points per game in 2014, that was in large part due to the team's persistence in using Trent Richardson, who never panned out as an effective NFL running back.

Now, Andrew Luck is heading into his fourth NFL season, and many are expecting him to be a legitimate MVP candidate. With a plethora of weapons to work with and a Colts defense littered with question marks, the Colts might be forced to win in shootouts almost every game this season. It might not be the prettiest way to break the team scoring record, but if the Colts defense can't step up, the offense is going to be carrying them all year.

Receptions in a Season

Current Record: 2002 Marvin Harrison (143 receptions)

There are few receivers in NFL history that can compete with the season that Indianapolis Colts star Marvin Harrison had back in 2002. The future Hall of Famer caught 143 passes for 1,722 yards and 11 touchdowns, breaking the record for catches in a season.

That record might be gone after this year.

Over the past couple of seasons, there hasn't been a more consistently reliable receiver than Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After catching 110 passes in 2013, Brown came back last season to grab 129 catches for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns.

At 27 years old, Brown is entering the prime of his career. Defenses will want to try and shut Brown down, but with an emerging deep threat in Martavis Bryant playing alongside him, Brown will have the chance to catch pass after pass in 2015.

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