List of National Football League records (team)

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This is a list of records set by various teams in various categories in the USA National Football League.

Also see List of National Football League records (individual)

Championships[edit]

  • Most Super Bowl Wins, 6
Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Most Super Bowl Appearances, 8
Dallas Cowboys 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995
Pittsburgh Steelers 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Most League Championships, 13
Green Bay Packers 1929–1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961–62, 1965–67, 1996, 2010
  • Most Conference Championship Game Appearances, 15
Pittsburgh Steelers 1972, 1974-76, 1978-79, 1984, 1994-1995, 1997, 2001, 2004-2005, 2008, 2010
San Francisco 49ers 1970-1971, 1981, 1983-1984, 1988-1990, 1992-1994, 1997, 2011-2013
  • Most Consecutive League Championships, 3
Green Bay Packers 1929–31, 1965–67
  • Most Consecutive Times Finishing First, Regular Season, 7
Los Angeles Rams 1973–79

Games Won[edit]

  • Highest Winning Percentage for Regular Season, .575
Chicago Bears 1920–2011
  • Highest Winning Percentage for Post Season, .667
Baltimore Ravens 1996–Present
  • Most Games Won (regular season only), Franchise History, 712[1]
Chicago Bears 1919–2011
  • Most Games Won (including playoffs), Franchise History, 728[1]
Chicago Bears 1919–2011
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1970–present[2]
Pittsburgh Steelers 1970–present[3]
  • Most Consecutive Games Won (including playoffs), 21
New England Patriots 2003–2004
  • Most Consecutive Games Won (regular season only), 23
Indianapolis Colts 2008–2009
  • Most Consecutive Games Without Defeat, 25
Canton Bulldogs 1921–1923
  • Most Games Won, Regular Season, 16
New England Patriots, 2007
  • Most Consecutive Winning Seasons, Franchise History, 20[4]
Dallas Cowboys 1966–1985
  • Most Consecutive Home Games Won, 27
Miami Dolphins 1971-1974
  • Most Consecutive Home Games Won (including playoffs), 31
Miami Dolphins 1971–1974
  • Most Consecutive Home Games Without Defeat, 30
Green Bay Packers 1928–1933
  • Most Consecutive Road Games Won, 18
San Francisco 49ers 1988–1990
  • Most Consecutive Road Games Without Defeat, 18
San Francisco 49ers 1988–1990
  • Most Shutout Games Won or Tied, Season, 11
Pottsville Maroons: 1926
  • Most Consecutive Shutout Games Won or Tied, 13
Akron Pros, 19201921
  • Most Total Wins Over 2 Consecutive Seasons, 34 (28 Regular Season & 6 Post Season)
New England Patriots 2003–2004
  • Most Total Wins Over 3 Consecutive Seasons, 46 (39 Regular Season & 7 Post Season)
Denver Broncos 1996–1998

Losses[edit]

  • Lowest All-time Winning Percentage for Regular Season, current franchises, .3937 (233-359-1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976–present[5][6]
  • Lowest All-time Winning Percentage for Post Season, .3125 (5-11)
Cincinnati Bengals, 1970–present[6][7]
  • Lowest All-time Winning Percentage, combined Regular Season and Post Season, .3958 (235-359-1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976–present[6][8]
  • Longest Losing Streak, Multiple seasons, 26 games
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1976–1977[9]
  • Most Losses, Season / Longest Losing Streak in a Season, 16 games (in 16 games season)
Detroit Lions: 2008
  • Most consecutive losing seasons, 14 seasons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 19831996
  • Most consecutive seasons without a winning record, 20 seasons
New Orleans Saints: 1967-1986
  • Longest Home Game Losing Streak, 14 games
Dallas Cowboys: 1988–1989
St. Louis Rams: 2008–2010
  • Longest Road Game Losing Streak, 26 games
Detroit Lions: 2007–2010
  • Longest Road Streak Without Win (Losses or Ties), 26 games
Detroit Lions 2007–2010
  • Most Shutout Losses or Ties in a Season, 8
Frankford Yellow Jackets (lost 6, tied 2) 1927
Brooklyn Dodgers (lost 8) 1931
  • Most Consecutive Shutout Losses or Ties, 8
Rochester Jeffersons (lost 6) 1922–1924

Tie Games[edit]

  • Most Ties in a Season, 6
Chicago Bears: 1932
  • Most Consecutive Ties, 3
Chicago Bears: 1932

Scoring[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League Scoring, 10
Chicago Bears: 1932, 1934–35, 1939, 1941–43, 1946–47, 1956
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Scoring, 4
San Francisco 49ers: 1992–95
  • Most Points, Season, 606
Denver Broncos: 2013
  • Most Points at Home, Season, 329
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Most Points per Game, Season (Min 10 games), 38.83
Los Angeles Rams: 1950 (466 points in 12 games)
  • Most Points per Home Game, Season, 41.1
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Fewest Points, Season, 37
Cincinnati Reds/St. Louis Gunners: 1934
  • Most Games Scoring 50+ Points, Season, 3[10]
New York Giants: 1950
Los Angeles Rams: 1950
Dallas Cowboys: 1966
Minnesota Vikings: 1969
Denver Broncos: 2013
  • Fewest Points, Season (16 games), 140
Seattle Seahawks: 1992
  • Most Points, Single Team, Game, 73
Chicago Bears (73) (vs Washington Redskins (0)), Dec 9, 1940, (Championship Game)
  • Most Points, Single Team, Regular season Game, 72
Washington Redskins (vs New York Giants) Nov 27, 1966
Washington Redskins (72) vs New York Giants (41), Nov 27, 1966
Cincinnati Bengals (58) vs Cleveland Browns (48), Nov 28, 2004
New York Giants (vs Philadelphia Eagles) Nov 26, 1972
Atlanta Falcons (vs New Orleans Saints) Sep 16, 1973
New York Jets (vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Nov 17, 1985
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs Miami Dolphins, Postseason) Jan 15, 2000
New Orleans Saints (vs Indianapolis Colts) Oct 23, 2011
  • Fewest Points, Both Teams, Game, 0
In Many Games; Last time: New York Giants vs Detroit Lions, Nov 7, 1943
  • Most Points, Shutout Victory, Game, 73
73 – Chicago Bears vs Washington Redskins (Championship Game), Dec 9, 1940
  • Most Points, Shutout Victory, Game, Since AFL/NFL Merger, 59
Los Angeles Rams vs Atlanta Falcons, Dec 4, 1976
New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans, Oct 18, 2009
  • Fewest Points, Shutout Victory, Game, 2
Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears, Oct 16, 1932
Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers, Sep 18, 1938
  • Most Points Overcome to Win Game, 28[11]
San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints, Dec 7, 1980, (OT) (trailed 7–35, won 38–35)
32 – Buffalo Bills vs Houston Oilers, Jan 3, 1993, (trailed 3–35, won 41–38, OT) (Playoff Game)
  • Most Points Overcome to Tie Game, 31
Denver Broncos vs Buffalo Bills , Nov 27, 1960, (trailed 7–38, tied 38–38)
  • Most Points Each Half, First Half, 49
Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oct 2, 1983
  • Most Points Each Half, Second Half, 49
Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles, Nov 30, 1941
  • Most Points, Both Teams, First Half, 70
Houston Oilers (35) vs Oakland Raiders (35), Dec 22, 1963
  • Most Points, Both Teams, Second Half, 65
Washington Redskins(38) vs New York Giants (27), Nov 27, 1966
  • Most Points, Single Team, One Quarter, 41
Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions (2nd Quarter), Oct 7, 1945
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions (3rd Quarter), Oct 29, 1950
  • Most Points, Both Teams, One Quarter, 49
Oakland Raiders(28) vs Houston Oilers (21) (2nd Quarter) Dec 22, 1963
  • Most Points, Single Team, First Quarter, 35
Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns, Nov 12, 1967
  • Most Points, Single Team, Second Quarter, 41
Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions, Oct 7, 1945
  • Most Points, Single Team, Third Quarter, 41
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions, Oct 29, 1950
  • Most Points, Single Team, Fourth Quarter, 34
Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears, Sep 30, 2007
  • Most Points, Both Teams, First Quarter, 42
Green Bay Packers (35) vs Cleveland Browns (7), Nov 12, 1967
  • Most Points, Both Teams, Second Quarter, 49
Oakland Raiders (28) vs Houston Oilers (21), Dec 22, 1963
  • Most Points, Both Teams, Third Quarter, 48
Los Angeles Rams (41) vs Detroit Lions (7), Oct 29, 1950
  • Most Points, Both Teams, Fourth Quarter, 48
Detroit Lions (34) vs Chicago Bears (14), Sep 30, 2007
  • Most Points, Single Team, One Minute, 21
New England Patriots vs New York Jets, Nov 22, 2012
  • Most Consecutive Games having Scored (i.e.. without being shut out), 420
San Francisco 49ers(Week Five of 1977 until Week Two of 2004)
  • Most Consecutive Home Games Scoring, 392
Denver Broncos 1960 – present
  • Best Point Differential, Season, +315
New England Patriots: 2007
  • Worst Point Differential, Season, −287
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1976
  • Worst Point Differential, 16-game Season, -274
Baltimore Colts: 1981[12]

Touchdowns[edit]

  • Most Touchdowns, season, 76
Denver Broncos: 2013

Two-Point Conversions[edit]

  • Most Successful Two-Point Conversions, Season, 6
Miami Dolphins: 1994
Minnesota Vikings: 1997
  • Most Successful Two-Point Conversions, Single Team, Game, 4
St. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, Oct 15, 2000
  • Most Successful Two-Point Conversions, Both Teams, Game, 5
Baltimore Ravens(3) vs New England Patriots (2), Oct 6, 1996
St. Louis Rams(4) vs. Atlanta Falcons(1), Oct 15, 2000

Field Goals[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, Field Goals, 11
Green Bay Packers: 1935–36,1940–43,1946–47,1955,1972,1974
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Field Goals, 4
Green Bay Packers: 1940–43
  • Most Field Goals Attempted, Season, 52
San Francisco 49ers: 2011
  • Fewest Field Goals Attempted, Season, 0
Chicago Bears: 1944
  • Most Field Goals Attempted, Single Team, Game, 9
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Steelers, Sep 24, 1967
  • Most Field Goals Attempted, Both Teams, Game, 11
St. Louis Cardinals (6) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (5), Nov 13, 1966
Washington Redskins (6) vs Chicago Bears (5), Nov 14, 1971
Green Bay Packers (6) vs Detroit Lions (5), Sep 29, 1974
Washington Redskins (6) vs New York Giants (5), Nov 14, 1976
  • Most Field Goals, Season, 44
San Francisco 49ers, 2011
  • Fewest Field Goals, Season (Since 1932), 0
Boston Braves: 1932 & 1935
Chicago Cardinals: 1932 & 1945
Green Bay Packers: 1932 & 1944
New York Giants: 1932
Brooklyn Tigers: 1944
Card-Pitt: 1944
Chicago Bears: 1944 & 1947
Boston Yanks: 1946
Baltimore Colts: 1950
Dallas Texans: 1952
  • Most Field Goals, Single Team, Game, 8
Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans, Oct 21, 2007
  • Most Field Goals, Both Teams, Game, 9
San Diego Chargers (5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (4), Sep 29, 1996
Miami Dolphins (6) vs New England Patriots (3), Oct 17, 1999
Washington Redskins (3) vs Dallas Cowboys (6), Sep 26, 2011
  • Most Consecutive Games Scoring Field Goals, 38
Baltimore Ravens: 1999–2001

Safeties[edit]

  • Most Safeties, Season, 4
Cleveland Bulldogs: 1927
Detroit Lions: 1962
Seattle Seahawks: 1993
San Francisco 49ers: 1996
Tennessee Titans: 1999
  • Most Safeties, Both Teams, Game, 3
Los Angeles Rams (3) vs New York Giants (0), Sep 30, 1984
  • Most Safeties, Single Team, Game, 3
Los Angeles Rams (3) vs New York Giants (0), Sep 30, 1984

Offense[edit]

Yards Gained[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League Yards Gained, 12
Chicago Bears: 1932, 1934–35, 1939, 1941–44, 1947,1949, 1955–56
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Yards Gained, 4
Chicago Bears: 1941–44
San Diego Chargers: 1980–83
  • Most Yards Gained, Season, 7,474
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Fewest Yards Gained, Season, 1,150
Cincinnati Reds: 1933
  • Most Yards Gained, Single Team, Game, 735
Los Angeles Rams vs New York Yanks, Sep 28, 1951
  • Fewest Yards Gained, Single Team, Game, −7
Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams, Nov 4, 1979
  • Most Yards Gained, Both Teams, Game, 1,133
Los Angeles Rams (636) vs. N.Y. Yanks (497), Nov. 19, 1950
  • Fewest Yards Gained, Both Teams, Game, 30
Chicago Cardinals (14) vs Detroit Lions (16), Sep 15, 1940
  • Most Consecutive Games, 400 or More Yards Gained, 11
San Diego Chargers: 198283
  • Most Consecutive Games, 350 or More Yards Gained, 17
New England Patriots : 2011-2012
  • Most Consecutive Games, 300 or More Yards Gained, 36
Minnesota Vikings: 20022004
  • Most Seasons Leading League Rushing, 16
Chicago Bears: 1932, 1934–35, 1939–42, 1951, 1955–56, 1968, 1977, 1983–86
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Rushing, 4
Chicago Bears: 1939–42
Chicago Bears: 1983–86

Passing[edit]

  • Most Passes Attempted, Season, 727
Detroit Lions: 2012
  • Fewest Passes Attempted, Season, 102
Cincinnati Reds: 1933
  • Most Passes Attempted, Game, 70
New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings, Nov 13, 1994
  • Fewest Passes Attempted, Game, 0 (zero)
Green Bay Packers vs Portsmouth Spartans, Oct 8, 1933
Detroit Lions vs Cleveland Rams, Sep 10, 1937
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Brooklyn Dodgers, Nov 16, 1941
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Rams, Nov 13, 1949
Cleveland Browns vs Philadelphia Eagles, Dec 3, 1950
  • Most Passes Attempted, Both Teams, Game, 112
New England Patriots (70) vs Minnesota Vikings (42), Nov 13, 1994
  • Fewest Passes Attempted, Both Teams, Game, 4
Chicago Cardinals (1) vs Detroit Lions (3), Nov 3, 1935
Detroit Lions (0) vs Cleveland Rams (4), Sep 10, 1937
  • Most Passes Completed, Season, 472
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Fewest Passes Completed, Season, 25
Cincinnati Reds: 1933
  • Most Passes Completed, Game, 45
New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings (OT), Nov 13, 1994
  • Fewest Passes Completed, Single Team, Game, 0
By Many Teams; Last Time: Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, Sep 29, 1974
  • Most Passes Completed, Both Teams, Game, 72
Detroit Lions (43) vs Tennessee Titans (29) (OT), Sep 23, 2012
  • Fewest Passes Completed, Both Teams, Game, 1
Chicago Cardinals (0) vs Philadelphia Eagles (1), Nov 8, 1936
Detroit Lions (0) vs Cleveland Rams (1), Sep 10, 1937
Chicago Cardinals (0) vs Detroit Lions (1), Sep 15, 1940
Brooklyn Dodgers (0) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1), Nov 29, 1942
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Passing Yardage, 10
San Diego Chargers: 1965,1968,1971,1978–83,1985
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Passing Yardage, 6
San Diego Chargers: 1978–83
  • Most Yards Gained, Passing, Season, 5,477
Denver Broncos: 2013
  • Fewest Yards Gained, Passing, Season, 302
Chicago Cardinals 1934
  • Most Yards Gained, Passing, Single Team, Game, 554
Los Angeles Rams (vs New York Yanks, Sep 28, 1951)
  • Fewest Yards Gained Passing, Single Team, Game, −53
Denver Broncos (vs Oakland Raiders, Sep 10, 1967)
  • Most Yards Gained, Passing, Both Teams, Game, 1000
Green Bay Packers (480) vs Detroit Lions (520), Jan 1, 2012
  • Fewest Yards Gained, Passing, Both Teams, Game, −11
Green Bay Packers (−10) vs Dallas Cowboys (−1), Oct 24, 1965
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Times Sacked, 10
Miami Dolphins: 1973,1982–90
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Times Sacked, 9
Miami Dolphins: 1982–90
  • Most Times Sacked, Season, 104
Philadelphia Eagles: 1986
  • Fewest Times Sacked, Season, 7
Miami Dolphins: 1988
  • Most Times Sacked, Single Team, Game, 12
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Dallas Cowboys, Nov 20, 1966)
Baltimore Colts (vs St. Louis Cardinals, Oct 26, 1980)
Detroit Lions (vs Chicago Bears, Dec 16, 1984)
Houston Oilers (vs Dallas Cowboys, Sep 29, 1985)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs New York Giants, Sep 30, 2007)
  • Most Times Sacked, Both Teams, Game, 18
Green Bay Packers (10) vs San Diego Chargers (8), Sep 24, 1978
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Completion Percentage, 14
San Francisco 49ers: 1952,1957–58,1965,1981,1983,1987,1989,1992–97
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Completion Percentage, 6
San Francisco 49ers: 1992–97
  • Highest Completion Percentage, Season, 71.3
New Orleans Saints (662 attempts, 472 completions): 2011
  • Lowest Completion Percentage, Season, 22.9
Philadelphia Eagles (170–39) 1936
  • Most Touchdowns passing, season, 55
Denver Broncos: 2013
  • Fewest Touchdowns, Passing, Season, 0 (zero)
Cincinnati Reds: 1933
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1945
  • Most Touchdowns, Passing, Single Team, Game, 7
Chicago Bears (vs New York Giants, Nov 14, 1943)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Washington Redskins, Oct 17, 1954)
Houston Oilers (vs New York Titans, Nov 19, 1961)
Houston Oilers (vs New York Titans, Oct 14, 1962)
New York Giants (vs Washington Redskins, Oct 28, 1962)
Minnesota Vikings (vs Baltimore Colts, Sep 28, 1969)
San Diego Chargers (vs Oakland Raiders, Nov 22, 1981)
Denver Broncos (vs Baltimore Ravens, Sep 5, 2013)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Oakland Raiders, Nov 3, 2013)
  • Most Touchdowns, Passing, Both Teams, Game, 12
New Orleans Saints (6) vs St. Louis Cardinals (6), Nov 2, 1969
  • Most Interceptions Thrown, Team, Season, 48
Houston Oilers: 1962
  • Fewest Interceptions Thrown, Team, Season, 4
New England Patriots: 2010
  • Most Interceptions Thrown, Single Team, Game, 9
Detroit Lions (vs Green Bay Packers, Oct 24, 1943)
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Philadelphia Eagles, Dec 12, 1965)
  • Most Interceptions Thrown, Both Teams, Game, 13
Denver Broncos (8) vs Houston Oilers (5), Dec 2, 1962

Rushing[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, Rushing, 12
Chicago Bears: 1932, 1934–35, 1939–1942, 1951, 1955–56, 1968, 1977
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Rushing
Chicago Bears (2): 1939–1942, 1983–1986
  • Most Rushing Attempts, Season, 681
Oakland Raiders: 1977
  • Fewest Rushing Attempts, Season, 211
Philadelphia Eagles: 1982 (9 game, strike-shortened season)
  • Most Rushing Attempts, Single Team, Game, 72
Chicago Bears (vs. Brooklyn Dodgers) Oct 20, 1935
  • Fewest Rushing Attempts, Single Team, Game, 6
Chicago Cardinals (vs. Boston Redskins) Oct 29, 1933
New England Patriots (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) Oct 31, 2004
  • Most Rushing Attempts, Both Teams, Game, 108
Chicago Cardinals (70) vs. Green Bay Packers (38), Dec 5, 1948
  • Fewest Rushing Attempts, Both Teams, Game, 34
Atlanta Falcons (12) vs. Houston Oilers (22), Dec 5, 1993
Atlanta Falcons (15) vs. San Francisco 49ers (19), Dec 24, 1995
  • Most Yards Gained Rushing, Season, 3,165
New England Patriots, 1978
  • Fewest Yards Gained Rushing, Season, 298
Philadelphia Eagles, 1940
  • Most Yards Gained Rushing, Single Team, Game, 426
Detroit Lions (vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) Nov 4, 1934
  • Fewest Yards Gained Rushing, Single Team, Game, −53
Detroit Lions (vs. Chicago Cardinals) Oct 17, 1943
  • Most Yards Gained Rushing, Both Teams, Game, 595
Los Angeles Rams (371) vs. New York Yanks (224), Nov 18, 1951
  • Fewest Yards Gained Rushing, Both Teams, Game, −15
Detroit Lions (−53) vs. Chicago Cardinals (38) Oct 17, 1943
  • Highest Average Gain, Rushing, Season, 5.74
Cleveland Browns, 1963
  • Lowest Average Gain, Rushing, Season, 0.94
Philadelphia Eagles, 1940
  • Most Touchdowns, Rushing, Season, 36
Green Bay Packers, 1962
  • Fewest Touchdowns, Rushing, Season, 1
Brooklyn Dodgers, 1934
  • Most Touchdowns, Rushing, Single Team, Game, 9
Rock Island Independents (vs. Evansville Crimson Giants) Oct 15, 1922
Racine Legion (vs. Louisville Brecks) Nov 5, 1922
  • Most Touchdowns, Rushing, Both Teams, Game, 9
Rock Island Independents (9) vs. (vs. Evansville Crimson Giants (0)) Oct 15, 1922
Racine Legion (9) vs. Louisville Brecks (0), Nov 5, 1922

First Downs[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, First Downs, 9
Chicago Bears: 1935,1939,1941,1943,1945,1947–49,1955
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League First Downs, 4
San Diego Chargers: 1980–83
  • Most First Downs, Season, 444
New England Patriots: 2012
  • Fewest First Downs, Season, 51
Cincinnati Reds: 1933
  • Most First Downs, Single Team, Game, Regulation Time, 40
New Orleans Saints (vs Dallas Cowboys) Nov 10, 2013
  • Fewest First Downs, Single Team, Game, 0 (zero)
New York Giants (vs Green Bay Packers) Oct 1, 1933
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Redskins) Oct 29, 1933
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Detroit Lions) Sep 20, 1935
New York Giants (vs Washington Redskins) Sep 27, 1942
Denver Broncos (vs Houston Oilers) Sep 3, 1966
  • Most First Downs, Both Teams, Game, 64
Kansas City Chiefs (32) vs. Seattle Seahawks (32), Nov 24, 2002
  • Fewest First Downs, Both Teams, Game, 7
Chicago Cardinals (2) vs Detroit Lions (5), Sep 15, 1940
  • Most First Downs, Rushing, Season, 181
New England Patriots: 1978
  • Fewest First Downs, Rushing, Season, 36
Cleveland Rams: 1942
Boston Yanks: 1944
  • Most First Downs, Rushing, Game, 25
Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins, Dec 2, 1951
  • Fewest First Downs, Rushing, Single Team, Game, 0 (zero)
Several Teams; Last Time: Carolina Panthers (vs. San Diego Chargers) Dec 17, 2000
  • Most First Downs, Rushing, Both Teams, Game, 36
Philadelphia Eagles (25) vs Washington Redskins (11), Dec 2, 1951
  • Fewest First Downs, Rushing, Both Teams, Game, 2
Houston Oilers (0) vs Denver Broncos (2), Dec 2, 1962
New York Jets (1) vs St. Louis Rams (1), Dec 3, 1995
Miami Dolphins (1) vs San Diego Chargers (1), Dec 19, 1999
New Orleans Saints (1) vs Baltimore Ravens (1), Dec 19, 1999
  • Most First Downs, Passing, Season, 280
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Fewest First Downs, Passing, Season,18
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1941
  • Most First Downs, Passing, Single Team, Game, 29
New York Giants (vs Cincinnati Bengals) Oct 13, 1985
  • Fewest First Downs, Passing, Single Team, Game, 0 (zero)
By Several Teams; Last Time: Cleveland Browns (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) Dec 3, 2000
  • Most First Downs, Passing, Both Teams, Game, 47
Detroit Lions (20) vs Green Bay Packers (27), Jan 1, 2012
  • Fewest First Downs, Passing, Both Teams, Game, 0 (zero)
Brooklyn Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Steelers, Nov 29, 1942
  • Most First Downs gained, Penalty, Season, 43
Denver Broncos: 1994
  • Fewest First Downs, Penalty, Season, 2
Brooklyn Dodgers: 1940
  • Most First Downs, Penalty, Game, 11
Denver Broncos vs Houston Oilers, Oct 6, 1985
  • Most First Downs, Penalty, Both Teams, Game, 13
Baltimore Ravens (5) vs New England Patriots (8), Sep 23, 2012

Defense[edit]

Points Allowed[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Points Allowed, 11
New York Giants: 1927,1935,1938–39,1941,1958–59,1961,1990,1993
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Points Allowed, 5
Cleveland Browns: 1953–57
  • Fewest Points Allowed, Season (13-game Season), 22
Green Bay Packers: 1929
  • Fewest Points Allowed, Season (Since 1932), 44
Chicago Bears: 1932
  • Fewest Points Allowed, 14-Game Season , 129
Atlanta Falcons: 1977[13]
  • Fewest Points Allowed, Season (16-game Season), 165
Baltimore Ravens: 2000
  • Most Points Allowed, Season, 533
Baltimore Colts: 1981
  • Most Points Allowed, 14-Game Season, 501
New York Giants: 1966
  • Most Shutouts, Season, 10
Pottsville Maroons: 1926
New York Giants: 1927
  • Most Shutouts, Season, Modern Era, 5
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1976

Touchdowns Allowed[edit]

  • Fewest Touchdowns Allowed, Season (Since 1932), 6
Chicago Bears: 1932
Brooklyn Dodgers: 1933
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Season, 68
Baltimore Colts: 1981

First Downs Allowed[edit]

  • Fewest First Downs Allowed Season, 77
Detroit Lions: 1935
  • Most First Downs Allowed Season, 406
Baltimore Colts: 1981
  • Fewest First Downs Allowed, Rushing, Season , 35
Chicago Bears: 1942
  • Most First Downs Allowed, Rushing, Season, 179
Detroit Lions: 1985
  • Fewest First Downs Allowed, Passing, Season, 33
Chicago Bears: 1943
  • Most First Downs Allowed, Passing, Season, 246
Green Bay Packers: 2011
  • Fewest First Downs Allowed, Penalty, Season, 1
Boston Yanks: 1944
  • Most First Downs Allowed, Penalty, Season, 56
Kansas City Chiefs: 1998

Yards Allowed[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Allowed, 8
Chicago Bears: 1942–43,1948,1958,1963,1984–86
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Allowed, 3
Boston/Washington Redskins: 1935–37
Chicago Bears: 1984–86
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Season, 1,539
Chicago Cardinals: 1934
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, 14-game season, 2,720
Minnesota Vikings: 1969[14]
  • Most Yards Allowed, Season, 7,042
New Orleans Saints: 2012[15]
  • Most Yards Allowed, 14-game season, 5593
Minnesota Vikings: 1961[16]
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed, 10
Chicago Bears: 1937,1939,1942,1949,1963,1984–85,1987–88
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed, 4
Dallas Cowboys: 1966–69
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Rushing, Season, 519
Chicago Bears: 1942
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Rushing, 14-game Season, AFL, 918
Buffalo Bills: 1964[17]
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Rushing, 14-game Season, NFL, 1050
Dallas Cowboys, 1969[17]
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Rushing, 16-game Season, 970
Baltimore Ravens, 2000[18]
  • Most Yards Allowed, Rushing, 14-game Season, 2,971
Kansas City Chiefs: 1977[19]
  • Most Yards Allowed, Rushing, 16-game Season, 3,228
Buffalo Bills: 1978
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Passing Yards Allowed, 9
Green Bay Packers: 1947–48, 1962, 1964–68, 1996
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Passing Yards Allowed, 5
Green Bay Packers: 1964–68
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Passing, Season, 545
Philadelphia Eagles: 1934
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Passing, 14-game Season, 1,290
Miami Dolphins: 1973[20]
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Passing, 16-game Season, 1,960
Buffalo Bills: 1978[21]
  • Most Yards Allowed, Passing, 16-game Season, 4,796
Green Bay Packers: 2011
  • Most Yards Allowed, Passing, 14-game Season, 3,674
Dallas Cowboys: 1962[22]

Touchdowns Allowed[edit]

  • Fewest Touchdowns Allowed, Rushing, Season, 2
Detroit Lions: 1934
Dallas Cowboys: 1968
Minnesota Vikings: 1971
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Rushing, Season, 36
Oakland Raiders: 1961
  • Fewest Touchdowns Allowed, Passing, Season, 1
Portsmouth Spartans: 1932
Philadelphia Eagles: 1934
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Passing, American Football League, Season, 40
Denver Broncos: 1963
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Passing, National Football League, Season, 38[23]
St. Louis Cardinals: 1969

Sacks[edit]

Main article: Quarterback sack
  • Most Seasons Leading League Sacks, 5
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders: 1966–68,1982,1986
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Sacks, 3
Oakland Raiders: 1966–68
  • Most Sacks, Season, 72
Chicago Bears: 1984
  • Fewest Sacks, Season, 10
Kansas City Chiefs: 2008
  • Most Sacks, Single Team, Game, 12
Dallas Cowboys (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Nov 20, 1966
St. Louis Cardinals (vs Baltimore Colts) Oct 26, 1980
Chicago Bears (vs Detroit Lions) Dec 16, 1984
Dallas Cowboys (vs Houston Oilers) Sep 29, 1985
New York Giants (vs Philadelphia Eagles) Sep 30, 2007
  • Most Sacks, Single Team, Half, 9
New York Giants (vs Chicago Bears)
  • Most Combined Sacks (Both Teams), Half, 11
New York Giants (9) vs Chicago Bears (2), Oct 3, 2010
  • Most Opponents Yards Lost Attempting to Pass, Season, 665
Oakland Raiders: 1967
  • Fewest Opponents Yards Lost Attempting to Pass, Season, 72
Jacksonville Jaguars: 1995
  • Most Sacks Allowed, Season, 104
Philadelphia Eagles: 1986
  • Fewest Sacks Allowed, Season, 7
Miami Dolphins: 1988

Special teams[edit]

Punting[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League Punting (Average Distance), 7
Denver Broncos: 1962–64,1966–67,1982,1999
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Punting (Average Distance), 4
Washington Redskins: 1940–43
  • Most Punts, Season, 114
Chicago Bears: 1981
Houston Texans: 2002
  • Fewest Punts, Season, 23
San Diego Chargers: 1982
  • Most Punts, Game, 18
Chicago Bears (vs Green Bay Packers) Oct 18, 1933
  • Fewest Punts, Game, 0 (zero)
By Many Teams; Last Time: Chicago Bears (vs. Dallas Cowboys) Dec 9, 2013
  • Most Punts, Both Teams, Game, 31
Chicago Bears (17) vs Green Bay Packers (14), Oct 22, 1933
  • Fewest Punts, Both Teams, Game, 0 (zero)
Buffalo Bills vs San Francisco 49ers, Sep 13, 1992
  • Highest Average Distance, Punting, Season, 47.6
Detroit Lions (56 attempts, 2,664 yd): 1961
  • Lowest Average Distance, Punting, Season, 32.7
Card-Pitt (60 attempts, 1,964 yd): 1944

Punt Returns[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League Punt Returns (Average Return), 9
Detroit Lions: 1943–45,1951–52,1962,1966,1969,1991
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League (Average Return), 3
Detroit Lions: 1943–45
  • Most Punt Returns, Season, 71
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1976
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1979
Los Angeles Raiders: 1985
  • Fewest Punt Returns, Season, 12
Baltimore Colts: 1981
San Diego Chargers: 1982 (Nine-game season)
  • Most Punt Returns, Single Team, Game, 12
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Cleveland Browns) Dec 3, 1950
  • Most Punt Returns, Both Teams, Game, 17
Philadelphia Eagles (12) vs Cleveland Browns (5) Dec 3, 1950
  • Most Fair Catches, Season, 34
Baltimore Colts: 1971
  • Fewest Fair Catches, Season, 0
San Diego Chargers: 1975
New England Patriots: 1976
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1976
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1977
Dallas Cowboys: 1982
  • Most Punt Returns, Single Team, Game, 7
Minnesota Vikings (vs Dallas Cowboys) Sep 25, 1966
Detroit Lions (vs Chicago Bears) Nov 21, 1976
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Buffalo Bills) Dec 27, 1987
  • Most Yards, Punt Returns, Season, 875
Green Bay Packers: 1996
  • Fewest Yards, Punt Returns, Season, 27
St. Louis Cardinals: 1965
  • Most Yards, Punt Returns, Single Team, Game, 231
Detroit Lions (vs San Francisco 49ers) Oct 6, 1963
  • Fewest Yards, Punt Returns, Single Team, Game, −28
Washington Redskins (vs Dallas Cowboys) Dec 11, 1966
  • Most Yards, Punt Returns, Both Teams, Game, 282
Los Angeles Rams (219) vs Atlanta Falcons (63), Oct 11, 1981
  • Fewest Yards, Punt Returns, Both Teams, Game, −18
Buffalo Bills (−18) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (0), Oct 29, 1972
  • Highest Average, Punt Returns, Season, 20.2
Chicago Bears (27–546) 1941
  • Lowest Average, Punt Returns, Season, 1.2
St. Louis Cardinals (23–27) 1965
  • Most Touchdowns, Punt Returns, Season, 5
Chicago Cardinals: 1959
  • Most Touchdowns, Punt Returns, Single Team, Game, 2
Detroit Lions (vs Los Angeles Rams) Oct 14, 1951
Detroit Lions (vs Green Bay Packers) Nov 22, 1951
Chicago Cardinals (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Nov 1, 1959
Chicago Cardinals (vs New York Giants) Nov 22, 1959
New York Titans (vs Denver Broncos) Sep 24, 1961
Denver Broncos (vs Cleveland Browns) Sep 26, 1976
Los Angeles Rams (vs Atlanta Falcons) Oct 11, 1981
St. Louis Cardinals (vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Dec 21, 1986
Los Angeles Rams (vs Atlanta Falcons) Dec 27, 1992
Cleveland Browns (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Oct 24, 1993
San Diego Chargers (vs Cincinnati Bengals) Nov 2, 1997
Denver Broncos (vs Carolina Panthers) Nov 9, 1997
Baltimore Ravens (vs Seattle Seahawks) Dec 7, 1997
Baltimore Ravens (vs New York Jets) Dec 24, 2000
New Orleans Saints (vs Minnesota Vikings) Oct 6, 2008
  • Most Touchdowns, Punt Returns, Both Teams, Game, 2
Philadelphia Eagles (1) vs Washington Redskins (1), Nov 9, 1952
Kansas City Chiefs (1) vs Buffalo Bills (1), Sep 11, 1966
Baltimore Colts (1) vs New England Patriots (1), Nov 18, 1979
Los Angeles Raiders (1) vs Philadelphia Eagles (1) (OT), Nov 30, 1986
Cincinnati Bengals (1) vs Green Bay Packers (1), Sep 20, 1992
Oakland Raiders (1) vs Seattle Seahawks (1), Nov 15, 1998
  • Fewest Opponents Punt Returns, Season, 7
Washington Redskins: 1962
San Diego Chargers: 1982
  • Most Opponents Punt Returns, Season, 71
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1976
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1977
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Punt Returns, Season, 22
Green Bay Packers: 1967
  • Most Yards Allowed, Punt Returns, Season, 932
Green Bay Packers: 1949
  • Lowest Average Allowed, Punt Returns, Season, 1.20
Chicago Cardinals (46–55) 1954
  • Highest Average Allowed, Punt Returns, Season, 18.9
San Diego Chargers (28–528) 2010
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Punt Returns, Season, 4
New York Giants: 1959
Atlanta Falcons: 1992

Kick Returns[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League Kick Returns (Average Return), 8
Washington Redskins: 1942,1947,1962–63,1973–74,1981,1995
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Kick Returns (Average Return), 3
Denver Broncos: 1965–67
  • Most Kickoff Returns, Season, 89
Cleveland Browns: 1999
  • Fewest Kickoff Returns, Season, 17
New York Giants: 1944
  • Most Kickoff Returns, Single Team, Game, 12
New York Giants (vs Washington Redskins) Nov 27, 1966
  • Most Kickoff Returns, Both Teams, Game, 19
New York Giants (12) vs Washington Redskins (7), Nov 27, 1966
  • Most Yards, Kickoff Returns, Season, 2,296
Arizona Cardinals: 2000
  • Fewest Yards, Kickoff Returns, Season, 282
New York Giants: 1940
  • Most Yards, Kickoff Returns, Game, 367
Baltimore Ravens (vs Minnesota Vikings) Dec 13, 1998
  • Most Yards, Kickoff Returns, Both Teams, Game, 560
Detroit Lions (362) vs Los Angeles Rams (198), Oct 29, 1950
  • Highest Average, Kickoff Returns, Season, 29.9
Kansas City Chiefs (44–1,316): 2013
  • Lowest Average, Kickoff Returns, Season, 14.7
New York Jets (46–675): 1993
  • Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Season, 6
Buffalo Bills: 2004
  • Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, 2
Chicago Bears (vs Green Bay Packers) Sep 22, 1940
Chicago Bears (vs Green Bay Packers) Nov 9, 1952
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Dallas Cowboys) Nov 6, 1966
Green Bay Packers (vs Cleveland Browns) Nov 12, 1967
Los Angeles Rams (vs Green Bay Packers) Nov 24, 1985
New Orleans Saints (vs Los Angeles Rams) Oct 23, 1994
Baltimore Ravens (vs Minnesota Vikings) Dec 13, 1998
Chicago Bears (vs St. Louis Rams) Dec 11, 2006
Miami Dolphins (vs New York Jets) Nov 1, 2009
Cleveland Browns (vs Kansas City Chiefs) Dec 20, 2009
Seattle Seahawks (vs San Diego Chargers) Sep 26, 2010
  • Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Both Teams, Game, 3
Baltimore Ravens (2) vs Minnesota Vikings (1), Dec 13, 1998
  • Fewest Opponents Kickoff Returns, Season, 10
Brooklyn Dodgers: 1943
  • Most Opponents Kickoff Returns, Season, 91
Washington Redskins: 1983
  • Fewest Yards Allowed, Kickoff Returns, Season, 225
Brooklyn Dodgers 1943
  • Most Yards Allowed, Kickoff Returns, Season, 2,115
St. Louis Rams: 1999
  • Lowest Average Allowed, Kickoff Returns, Season, 14.3
Cleveland Browns (71 returns, 1,018 yd): 1980
  • Highest Average Allowed, Kickoff Returns, Season, 29.5
New York Jets (47 returns, 1,386 yd): 1972
  • Most Touchdowns Allowed, Kickoff Returns, Season, 4
Minnesota Vikings: 1998

Turnovers[edit]

  • Most Turnovers, Season, 63
San Francisco 49ers: 1978
  • Fewest Turnovers, Season, 10
New England Patriots: 2010
San Francisco 49ers: 2011
  • Best Turnover Margin, Season. +43[24]
Washington Redskins: 1983
  • Worst Turnover Margin, Season. -30[25]
Chicago Rockets, 1948 (AAFC record)
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1965
  • Most Consecutive Games Without a Turnover, 7
New England Patriots: 2010
  • Most Turnovers, Single Team, Game, 12
Detroit Lions (vs. Chicago Bears) Nov 22, 1942
Chicago Cardinals (vs. Philadelphia Eagles) Sep 24, 1950
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Philadelphia Eagles) Dec 12, 1965
  • Most Turnovers, Both Teams, Game, 17
Detroit Lions (12) vs. Chicago Bears (5), Nov 22, 1942
Boston Yanks (9) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (8), Dec 8, 1946
  • Fewest Takeaways (Opponents' Turnovers), Season, 11
Baltimore Colts: 1982 (Abbreviated season)
  • Fewest Takeaways (Opponents' Turnovers), Full Season, 12
Washington Redskins: 2006[26]
  • Most Takeaways (Opponents' Turnovers), Season, 66
San Diego Chargers: 1961
  • Most Takeaways (Opponents' Turnovers), Game, 12
Chicago Bears (vs Detroit Lions) Nov 22, 1942
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Chicago Cardinals) Sep 24, 1950
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Dec 12, 1965

Fumbles[edit]

  • Most Fumbles, Season, 56
Chicago Bears: 1938
San Francisco 49ers: 1978
  • Fewest Fumbles, Season, 6
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Most Fumbles, Game, 10
Phil-Pitt Steagles (vs New York Giants) Oct 9, 1943
Detroit Lions (vs Minnesota Vikings) Nov 12, 1967
Kansas City Chiefs (vs Houston Oilers) Oct 12, 1969
San Francisco 49ers (vs Detroit Lions) Dec 17, 1978
  • Most Fumbles, Both Teams, Game, 14
Washington Redskins (8) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (6), Nov 14, 1937
Chicago Bears (7) vs Cleveland Rams (7), Nov 24, 1940
St. Louis Cardinals (8) vs New York Giants (6), Sep 17, 1961
Kansas City Chiefs (10) vs Houston Oilers (4), Oct 12, 1969
  • Most Fumbles Lost, Season, 36
Chicago Cardinals: 1959
  • Fewest Fumbles Lost, Season, 2
Kansas City Chiefs: 2002
  • Most Fumbles Lost, Single Team, Game, 8
St. Louis Cardinals (vs Washington Redskins) Oct 25, 1976
Cleveland Browns (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Dec 23, 1990
  • Most Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Season, 58
Minnesota Vikings (27 own, 31 opp): 1963
  • Fewest Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Season, 8
New Orleans Saints (1 own, 7 opp): 2011
  • Most Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Game, 10
Denver Broncos (vs Buffalo Bills (5 own, 5 opp)) Dec 13, 1964
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Houston Oilers (5 own, 5 opp)) Dec 9, 1973
Washington Redskins vs St. Louis Cardinals (2 own, 8 opp) (10/25/76)
  • Most Own Fumbles Recovered, Season, 37
Chicago Bears: 1938
  • Fewest Own Fumbles Recovered, Season, 1
New Orleans Saints: 2011
  • Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Season, 31
Minnesota Vikings: 1963
  • Fewest Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Season, 3
Los Angeles Rams: 1974
Green Bay Packers: 1995
  • Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Game, 8
Washington Redskins (vs St. Louis Cardinals) Oct 25, 1976
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Cleveland Browns) Dec 23, 1990
  • Most Touchdowns, Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Season, 7
Arizona Cardinals (3 own, 4 opp): 2010
  • Most Touchdowns, Own Fumbles Recovered, Season, 3
Arizona Cardinals: 2010
  • Most Touchdowns, Opponents' Fumbles Recovered, Season, 4
Detroit Lions 1937
Chicago Bears: 1942
Boston Yanks: 1948
Los Angeles Rams: 1952
San Francisco 49ers: 1965
Denver Broncos: 1984
St. Louis Cardinals: 1987
Minnesota Vikings: 1989
Atlanta Falcons: 1991
Philadelphia Eagles: 1995
New Orleans Saints: 1998
Kansas City Chiefs: 1999
Arizona Cardinals: 2010
  • Most Touchdowns, Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Game, 2
By Many Teams
  • Most TDs, Fumbles Recovered, Both Teams, Own & Opponents Game, 3
Detroit Lions (2) vs Minnesota Vikings (1) (2 own, 1 opp) Dec 9, 1962
Green Bay Packers (2) vs Dallas Cowboys (1) (3 opp) Nov 28, 1964
Oakland Raiders (2) vs Buffalo Bills (1) (3 opp) Dec 24, 1967
Oakland Raiders (2) vs Philadelphia Eagles (1) (3 opp) Sep 24, 1995
Tennessee Titans (2) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1), Jan 2, 2000
  • Most Touchdowns, Own Fumbles Recovered, Game, 2
Miami Dolphins (vs New England Patriots) Sep 1, 1996
  • Most Touchdowns, Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Game, 2
Detroit Lions (vs Cleveland Rams) Nov 7, 1937
Philadelphia Eagles (vs New York Giants) Sep 25, 1938
Chicago Bears (vs Washington Redskins) Nov 28, 1948
New York Giants (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Sep 17, 1950
Cleveland Browns (vs Dallas Cowboys) Dec 3, 1961
Cleveland Browns (vs New York Giants) Oct 25, 1964
Green Bay Packers (vs Dallas Cowboys) Nov 29, 1964
San Francisco 49ers (vs Detroit Lions) Nov 14, 1965
Oakland Raiders (vs Buffalo Bills) Dec 24, 1967
New York Giants (vs Green Bay Packers) Sep 19, 1971
Washington Redskins (vs San Diego Chargers) Sep 16, 1973
New Orleans Saints (vs San Francisco 49ers) Oct 19, 1975
Cincinnati Bengals (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Oct 14, 1979
Atlanta Falcons (vs Detroit Lions) Oct 5, 1980
Kansas City Chiefs (vs Oakland Raiders) Oct 5, 1980
New England Patriots (vs Baltimore Colts) Nov 23, 1980
Denver Broncos (vs Green Bay Packers) Oct 15, 1984
Miami Dolphins (vs Kansas City Chiefs) Oct 11, 1987
St. Louis Cardinals (vs New Orleans Saints) Oct 11, 1987
Minnesota Vikings (vs Atlanta Falcons) Dec 10, 1989
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Phoenix Cardinals) Nov 24, 1991
Cincinnati Bengals (vs Seattle Seahawks) Sep 6, 1992
Oakland Raiders (vs Philadelphia Eagles) Sep 24, 1995
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs New England Patriots) Dec 16, 1995
New England Patriots (vs San Diego Chargers) Dec 1, 1996
Tennessee Titans (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Jan 2, 2000
Dallas Cowboys (vs Philadelphia Eagles) Dec 28, 2008
2 – Dallas Cowboys (vs. Buffalo Bills) Jan 31, 1993 (Super Bowl XXVII)
  • Most Touchdowns, Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Both Teams, Game, 3
Green Bay Packers (2) vs Dallas Cowboys (1), Nov 29, 1964
Oakland Raiders (2) vs Buffalo Bills (1), Dec 24, 1967
Oakland Raiders (2) vs Philadelphia Eagles (1), Sep 24, 1995
Tennessee Titans (2) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1), Jan 2, 2000
  • Fewest Opponents Fumbles, Season, 11
Cleveland Browns: 1956
Baltimore Colts: 1982
Tennessee Oilers: 1998
  • Most Opponents Fumbles, Season, 50
Minnesota Vikings: 1963
San Francisco 49ers: 1978

Interceptions[edit]

Note: This section is for passes intercepted by defense. For interceptions thrown by offense, see the "Passing" section above.

  • Most Seasons Leading League Interceptions, 11
New York Giants: 1933,1937–39,1944,1948,1951,1954,1961,1997, 2013
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League Interceptions, 5
Kansas City Chiefs: 1966–70
  • Most Passes Intercepted (by Defense), Season, 49
San Diego Chargers: 1961
  • Fewest Passes Intercepted (by Defense), Season, 3
Houston Oilers: 1982
  • Most Passes Intercepted (by Defense), Single Team, Game, 9
Green Bay Packers (vs Detroit Lions) Oct 24, 1943
Philadelphia Eagles (vs Pittsburgh Steelers) Dec 12, 1965
  • Most Consecutive Games, One or More Interceptions (by Defense), 46
Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers: 1960–63
  • Most Yards Returning Interceptions, Season, 929
San Diego Chargers: 1961
  • Fewest Yards Returning Interceptions, Season, 5
Los Angeles Rams 1959
  • Most Yards Returning Interceptions, Single Team, Game, 325
Seattle Seahawks (vs Kansas City Chiefs) Nov 4, 1984
  • Most Yards Returning Interceptions, Both Teams, Game, 356
Seattle Seahawks (325) vs Kansas City Chiefs (31), Nov 4, 1984
  • Most Touchdowns, Returning Interceptions, Season, 9
San Diego Chargers: 1961
  • Most Touchdowns Returning Interceptions, Game, 4
Seattle Seahawks (vs Kansas City Chiefs) Nov 4, 1984
  • Most Touchdowns Returning Interceptions, Both Teams, Game, 4
Philadelphia Eagles (3) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1), Dec 12, 1965
Seattle Seahawks (4) vs Kansas City Chiefs (0), Nov 4, 1984

Penalties[edit]

  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Penalties, 13
Miami Dolphins: 1968,1976–84,1986,1990–91
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Penalties, 9
Miami Dolphins: 1976–84
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Most Penalties, 16
Chicago Bears: 1941–44,1946–49,1951,1959–61,1963,1965,1968,1976
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Most Penalties, 4
Chicago Bears: 1941–44,1946–49
L.A./Oakland Raiders: 1993–96
  • Fewest Penalties, Season, 19
Detroit Lions: 1937
  • Fewest Penalties, 16-Game Season, 55
Atlanta Falcons: 2012
  • Most Penalties, Season, 163
Oakland Raiders: 2011
  • Fewest Penalties, Game, 0 (zero)
By Many Teams; Last Time: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens, Jan 15, 2012 (Playoff Game)
  • Most Penalties, Game, 22
Brooklyn Tigers (vs. Green Bay Packers) Sep 17, 1944
Chicago Bears (vs. Philadelphia Eagles) Nov 26, 1944
San Francisco 49ers (vs. Buffalo Bills) Oct 4, 1998
  • Fewest Penalties, Both Teams, Game, 0 (zero)
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Oct 28, 1934 (10/28/34)
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Boston Redskins, Sep 28, 1936
Cleveland Rams vs. Chicago Bears, Oct 9, 1938
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Nov 10, 1940
  • Most Penalties, Both Teams, Game, 37
Cleveland Browns (21) vs. Chicago Bears (16), Nov 25, 1951
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Penalized, 13
Miami Dolphins: 1967–68,1973,1977–84,1990–91
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Penalized, 8
Miami Dolphins: 1977–84
  • Most Seasons Leading League, Most Yards Penalized, 15
Chicago Bears: 1935,1937,1939–44,1946–47,1949,1951,1961–62,1968
  • Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Most Yards Penalized, 6
Chicago Bears: 1939–44
  • Fewest Yards Penalized, Season, 139
Detroit Lions: 1937
  • Most Yards Penalized, Season, 1,358
Oakland Raiders: 2011
  • Fewest Yards Penalized, Single Team, Game, 0 (zero)
By Many Teams ; Last Time: Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens, Jan 15, 2012 (Playoff Game)
  • Most Yards Penalized, Single Team, Game, 212
Tennessee Titans (vs. Baltimore Ravens) Oct 10, 1999
  • Fewest Yards Penalized, Both Teams, Game, 0 (zero)
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Oct 28, 1934
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Boston Redskins, Sep 28, 1936
Cleveland Rams vs. Chicago Bears, Oct 9, 1938
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Nov 10, 1940
  • Most Yards Penalized, Both Teams, Game, 374
Cleveland Browns (209) vs. Chicago Bears (165), Nov 25, 1951

Other[edit]

  • Largest single-season improvement in wins, 10
Miami Dolphins season, 2008 (2007, 1–15 record; 2008, 11–5 record)
Indianapolis Colts, 1999 (1998, 3–13 record; 1999, 13–3 record)
  • Largest single-season improvement in wins, including postseason, 12
St. Louis Rams, (1998, 4–12 record; 1999, 16–3 record ((3–0 postseason))
  • Worst single-season turnaround in wins, 10.
Houston Oilers, (1993, 12–4 record; 1994, 2–14 record)
  • Team with the lowest winning percentage the previous season to reach to the NFC Championship Game
New Orleans Saints, 2006: .188 winning percentage (3–13) in 2005
  • Team with the lowest winning percentage the previous season to reach to the AFC Championship Game
Cincinnati Bengals, 1988: .267 winning percentage (4–11) in 1987
  • Team with the lowest winning percentage the previous season to reach the Super Bowl
St. Louis Rams, 1999, .250 winning percentage (4–12) in 1998
  • Team with the worst record to win a postseason game, 7–9
Seattle Seahawks, 2010
  • Team with the worst record to win a postseason game on the road, 8–8
Minnesota Vikings, 2004
St. Louis Rams, 2004
  • Team with the worst record to win 2 postseason games, 8–7
Minnesota Vikings, 1987
  • Team with the worst record to win 3 postseason games, 9–7
Arizona Cardinals, 2008
New York Giants, 2011
  • Team with the worst record to win 3 postseason games on the road, 10–6
New York Giants, 2007
Green Bay Packers, 2010
  • Team with the worst record to win 4 postseason games, 9–7
New York Giants, 2011
  • Team with the worst record to reach the Super Bowl, 9–7
Los Angeles Rams, 1979
Arizona Cardinals, 2008
New York Giants, 2011
  • Team with the worst point differential to reach the Super Bowl, −6
New York Giants, 2011
  • Team with the worst record to win the Super Bowl 9–7
New York Giants, 2011
  • Team with the worst start to win multiple playoff games, 4–7
Jacksonville Jaguars, 1996[27]
  • Team with the worst start to reach .500 by the end of the season, 0–6
Tennessee Titans, 2009
  • Team with the worst start through 12 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 4–8
San Diego Chargers, 2008
  • Team with the worst start through 11 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 4–7
Jacksonville Jaguars, 1996
San Diego Chargers, 2008
  • Team with the worst start through 8 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 2–6
Cincinnati Bengals, 1970
  • Team with the worst start through 7 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 1–6
Cincinnati Bengals, 1970
  • Team with the worst start through 6 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 1–5
Cincinnati Bengals, 1970
  • Team with the worst start through 4 games to reach the playoffs by the end of the season, 0–4
San Diego Chargers, 1992
  • Most victories between two competing Super Bowl teams 29
San Francisco 49ers (15–1) vs. Miami Dolphins (14–2), 1984 (Super Bowl XIX)
  • Longest NFL game, 82 minutes, 40 seconds.
Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Dec 25, 1971, 1971 AFC Divisional Playoff Game
  • Highest attendance for an NFL game, Exhibition, 112,376
Houston Oilers vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1994 American Bowl/Texas Governor's Cup (Estadio Azteca)
  • Highest attendance for an NFL game, Regular season, 103,467
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 2005, Fútbol Americano (Estadio Azteca)
  • Highest attendance for an NFL game, Within United States, exhibition:, 105,840
College All-Stars vs. Chicago Bears, 1947, College All-Star Game
  • Most Consecutive Sell-Outs including Post-Season, 405
Green Bay Packers, 1960–2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In multiple seasons, from 1970 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending Date.
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  6. ^ a b c As of end of 2013 season
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In multiple seasons, from 1940 to 2011, in the playoffs, sorted by descending Date.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In multiple seasons, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season and playoffs, sorted by descending Date.
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  11. ^ http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/scoring
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  13. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Points Allowed.
  14. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Opp Total Yds.
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  16. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by descending Opp Total Yds.
  17. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by ascending opp Rushing Yds.
  18. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending opp Rushing Yds.
  19. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Rushing Yds.
  20. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by ascending opp Passing Yds.
  21. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending opp Passing Yds.
  22. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1960 to 1977, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passing Yds.
  23. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the NFL, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Passing TD.
  24. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending Turnover Margin.
  25. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Turnover Margin.
  26. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by ascending Takeaways.
  27. ^ only team to be 3 games below .500 at any point in the season to win 2+ playoff games

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