28 Incredible Stats From The 2015 NFL Season
The 2015-16 NFL regular season is over, and it's been quite the ride. From major comebacks to disappointing finishes, there has been a ton to talk about as we progress into the postseason, where honestly, anything can happen.
And I'm not just being cliche here.
This postseason is perhaps one of the most unpredictable in recent memory, which is why before we launch ourselves completely into that vortex for the next month, we should kick back and check in on the most incredible achievements of the regular season.
Some of these you may have heard before. Many of them you probably haven't. I can guarantee a couple of these will be some gems that you had no idea about. Either way, they're great trivia questions or conversation starters for your playoff parties, so start committing them to memory.
Or make a cheat sheet in the notes section on your phone and then casually bring up an amazing fact and act like you knew it off the top of your head. I heard that's a thing...my friend told me...
- Brandon Marshall became the 1st player in NFL history with six 100-catch seasons. Surpassing Andre Johnson and Wes Welker
- J.J. Watt recorded the 2nd most sacks all-time through the first five seasons of an NFL career with 74.5. Reggie White holds the record with 81.
- Russell Wilson became the 1st player in NFL history to record 4,000 Pass yds, 30 Pass TD & 500 Rush yds in a single season.
- Rob Gronkowski now has the 2nd most touchdowns in Patriots history with 66 TDs in 80 games. Stanley Morgan holds the record with 68 touchdowns...in 180 games.
- Cam Newton is now tied with Steve Young for the most career games with both a passing TD and a rushing TD.
- Odell Beckham Jr. surpassed Randy Moss for the most receiving yards through 1st two seasons in NFL history, with 2,755. Randy Moss had 2,726.
- Drew Brees threw his 16th touchdown pass of 70+ yards, tying the all-time NFL record. Both Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers also have 16
- Ryan Fitzpatrick surpassed the record for the most touchdown passes in Jets history, with 31. Previously held by Vinny Testaverde, with 29 touchdown passes in 1998.
- Kirk Cousins is the 1st quarterback in Redskins history to pass for 300 yards and four touchdowns in consecutive games
- Antonio Brown can became the 2nd player in NFL history with back-to-back seasons of 120 receptions. Cris Carter also did it in 1994 and 1995.
- Eight games this season featured a touchdown from both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, the most by a pair of teammates in NFL history.
- Chiefs became just the 2nd team in NFL history to make the playoffs after starting the season 1-5. In addition to the 1970 Bengals.
- Todd Gurley became the 2nd rookie in Rams history to rush for 1,000 yards and score 10 touchowns. Eric Dickerson also did it in 1983.
- In Week 17, Peyton Manning dressed as the backup quarterback for the first time since September of 1994. At that time, he replaced Todd Helton at Tennessee.
- DeAngelo Hall became the first player in NFL history with 5 pick-sixes and 5 fumbles returned for touchdowns.
- The Chiefs became the first team since the 2000 Dolphins to win 4 straight games without a 200-yd passer, 100-yd rusher or 100-yd receiver.
- Doug Baldwin scored the most receiving touchdowns in Sehawks history, with 14. Surpassed Daryl Turner who had 13 in 1985.
- Jarvis Landry became the youngest Dolphins player with 1,000 receiving yards in a season since Mark Clayton in 1984. They were both age 23.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the most touchdown passes (31) by an AFC East QB - other than Tom Brady - since 2001.
Anquan Boldin became the 13th player in NFL history w/ 1,000 receptions. He achieved it in the 5th fewest games.
- Antonio Brown and Julio Jones tied for the 2nd-most receptions in a season in NFL history,
with 136 receptions each. Marvin Harrison holds the record with 143 in 2002.
- Jason Witten now has a catch in 119 straight games, which is the longest streak in Cowboys history. Surpassed Michael Irvin, who previously held the record.
- The Lions became the 5th team in NFL history to have three players catch 80+ passes in a single season. Calvin Johnson (90), Golden Tate (88) and Theo Riddick (80).
- 10 different quarterbacks threw for 30+ touchdown passes this season, which is the most in NFL history.
- A.J. Green is now the only wide receiver in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 5 seasons.
- A.J. Green is also just the 2nd player in NFL history to record 1,000+ receiving yards in each of their first five seasons. The other player is Randy Moss.
- DeAndre Hopkins is just the 2nd player in NFL history to record 3,500 receiving yards before the age of 24. The other player is Randy Moss.
- Danny Woodhead recorded the 3rd most receiving yards by a running back in a single season in Chargers history, with 755. Surpassed Ladainian Tomlinson, with 725 in 2003.
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