7 NFL Records Up for Grabs in Week 17
The 2012 NFL season will be remembered as the season in which rookie quarterbacks dominated, parity reigned supreme and hallowed records were broken.
And we thought 2011 was as individually epic as it can get.
Calvin Johnson already broke Jerry Rice's single-season-receiving-yard mark and Adrian Peterson has a shot at the rushing record.
Let's take a look at six league records up for grabs in Week 17.
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Michael Strahan holds the single-season sack record with 22.5. J.J. Watt enters Week 17 with 20.5 and Aldon Smith has 19.5. Both stand a chance to topple Strahan's mark.
Highest Rookie QB Rating
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Ben Roethlisberger compiled a 98.1 rating in his epic 2004 season. Right now, Robert Griffin III's QB rating is a ridiculous 104.1.
So, outside of a ghastly performance against the Dallas Cowboys, the record will be RG3's.
Highest Rookie QB Completion Percentage
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Ben Roethlisberger's completion percentage in 2004 was 66.44 percent. Robert Griffin III is oh so close at 66.40 percent.
A strong outing from RG3 and he'll take another rookie record away from Big Ben.
Most Rookie Touchdown Passes
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Sensing a theme here?
The 2012 rookie quarterbacks are good.
Peyton Manning threw 26 touchdowns in his first NFL season. Currently, Russell Wilson has 25.
You think Pete Carroll wants his rookie sensation to hold that record?
100-Yard Receiving Games
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If Calvin Johnson achieves another 100-yard-receiving game, he will set the NFL record for 12 in a single season. Megatron's 11 currently tie Michael Irvin's output in 1995.
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Matthew Stafford will break Drew Bledsoe's record of 691 passing attempts on Sunday. The Detroit Lions quarterback heads into the season finale against the Chicago Bears having already attempted a whopping 685 passes.
Most Rushing Yards
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Adrian Peterson needs 102 yards to reach the mystical 2,000-yard plateau, but he's also 208 yards away from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season-rushing-yard mark of 2,105.
Think 208 is out of reach?
Peterson ran for 210 yards in his first meeting with the Green Bay Packers this year.