2014 NFL Milestones Reached Across the League This Season

Looking at the best accomplishments this season by every NFL team

THE TEAMS
ARIZONA CARDINALS

  • Had 11 wins, tied for the most in a season in franchise history (1975, 1948, 1925).
  • The Cardinals' seven home wins are the most for the franchise in a single season since 1925, when the team won 11 of its 13 home games.
  • Became the first team since 1982 (Green Bay) to start 2-0 after trailing entering the fourth quarter in both games and not allowing a single fourth-quarter point.
  • Head coach BRUCE ARIANS has 21 wins in his first two seasons, the most by a head coach in his first two seasons in franchise history.
  • Rookie K CHANDLER CATANZAROscored 114 points, the most by a rookie in franchise history.
ATLANTA FALCONS
  • WR RODDY WHITE(62) surpassed MICHAEL TURNER (61) for the most career touchdowns in franchise history.
  • WR JULIO JONES led the NFC in receptions (104) and receiving yards (1,593).
  • Jones' 1,593 receiving yards set a single-season franchise record, surpassing RODDY WHITE (1,389 in 2010).
BALTIMORE RAVENS
  • Set a single-season franchise record with 409 points scored.
  • Rookie LB C.J. MOSLEY led all NFL rookies with 129 tackles and is the first Raven rookie to lead team in tackles since RAY LEWIS (1996).
BUFFALO BILLS
  • Led the NFL in sacks with 54.
  • RB FRED JACKSON joined Pro Football Hall of Famer THURMAN THOMAS as the only players in franchise history with at least 5,000 rushing yards (5,646) and 2,500 receiving yards (2,640).
CAROLINA PANTHERS
  • First team in NFC South history to win back-to-back division championships.
  • QB CAM NEWTON surpassed STEVE BEUERLEIN for the second-most pass attempts (1,923), completions (1,144) and passing yards (14,426) in franchise history.
  • Rookie WR KELVIN BENJAMIN set franchise rookie records for receptions (73), receiving yards (1,008) and receiving touchdowns (nine) in a season.
  • Benjamin(1,008) and TE GREG OLSEN (1,008) became the second pair of Panthers teammates to each record at least 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
  • DE CHARLES JOHNSON (62.5) surpassed MIKE RUCKER (55.5) for the second-most sacks in franchise history.
  • LB LUKE KUECHLY led the league with 153 tackles.
CHICAGO BEARS
  • With a 27-13 Week 6 win against the Atlanta Falcons, became the first franchise in NFL history with 750 total wins. Chicago's all-time record is 752-563-42.
  • QB JAY CUTLER threw eight touchdown passes in the Bears' first three games this season, breaking Pro Football Hall of Famer SID LUCKMAN's franchise record (seven in 1946) for the most in the team's first three games.
  • Rookie CB KYLE FULLER led all NFL rookies with four interceptions.
CINCINNATI BENGALS
  • Rookie RB JEREMY HILL joined COREY DILLON as the only rookies in franchise history with at least 150 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a game.
  • Hill joined PAUL ROBINSON(1968) as the only rookies in franchise history with at least two 150-yard rushing games.
CLEVELAND BROWNS
  • In Week 5, overcame a 28-3 deficit at Tennessee to win 29-28, the largest comeback victory by a road team in NFL history.
  • Rookie RBs ISAIAH CROWELL (607) and TERRANCE WEST (673) became the first rookies in franchise history to run for at least 500 yards apiece in the same season.
  • QB BRIAN HOYER joined Pro Football Hall of Famer OTTO GRAHAM (1950), BILL NELSEN (1968), TOMMY O'CONNELL (1956-57) and MILT PLUM (1957-58) as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to win at least eight of his first 11 starts in franchise history.
  • Hoyer became the third quarterback in franchise history with back-to-back 300-yard passing games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer OTTO GRAHAMandBRIAN SIPE.
DALLAS COWBOYS
  • With a 38-17 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, earned their 500th overall victory. Including the playoffs, the Cowboys now own a 509-377-6 all-time record.
  • Finished the regular season 8-0 on the road and are the sixth team with a perfect 8-0 road record since the 16-game schedule was adopted in 1978.
  • QB TONY ROMO led the NFL with a 113.2 passer rating, the highest in a season in franchise history.
  • RB DE MARCO MURRAY led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards, the most in a single season in franchise history.
  • Murray had 12 100-yard rushing games, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH (11 games) for the most 100-yard rushing games in a single season in franchise history.
  • WR DEZ BRYANTled the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns, the most in a season in franchise history.
  • Bryantbecame the first Cowboy to lead the league in touchdown catches since TERRELL OWENS (13) in 2006.
  • In his 61st career game, Bryant became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 300 career receptions.
DENVER BRONCOS
  • Led the AFC in total defense, allowing 305.2 yards per game. The team's offense ranked third in the AFC (402.9 yards per game).
  • Denver scored at least 20 points in 30 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history. The St. Louis Rams (1999-2000) previously held the record with 28 consecutive game with at least 20 points scored.
  • Have won 12 consecutive divisional road games, tying San Francisco (1987-90) for the longest such streak in NFL history. The Broncos have not been defeated by an AFC West opponent on the road since December 19, 2010 (39-23 loss at Oakland).
  • TE JULIUS THOMAS had 12 touchdown receptions, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (1996, 1998) as the only tight ends in franchise history with multiple 10-touchdown seasons. Thomas had 12 touchdown catches in 2013.

* WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS set a franchise single-season record with 1,619 receiving yards, surpassing ROD SMITH (1,602 in 2000).

DETROIT LIONS

  • Head coach JIM CALDWELL tied POTSY CLARK(1931) with 11 wins, the most victories by a first-year head coach in franchise history.
  • Became the first team since the 1994 New York Giants to score the game-winning points inside of the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter in three consecutive weeks (Weeks 7, 8, 10, with a bye in Week 9).
  • In Weeks 7 and 8, became the fifth team in NFL history 8 to win back-to-back games when trailing by at least 14 points one week and by 21 points the following week.
  • QB MATTHEW STAFFORD (131) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer BOBBY LAYNE (118) for the most touchdown passes in franchise history.
  • S GLOVER QUIN led the NFL in interceptions with seven, becoming the first Lion to lead the NFL in interceptions since Pro Football Hall of Famer LEM BARNEY in 1967..
GREEN BAY PACKERS
  • Became the second team in NFL history with 700 regular-season victories (710-541-37). The Packers joined the Chicago Bears (735-545-42) as the only teams ever to accomplish the feat.
  • Became only the second team in NFL history to score 53 points in back-to-back games (Los Angeles Rams, 1950).
  • QB AARON RODGERS has 28,578 career passing yards, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer BART STARR (24,718) for the second-most passing yards on the all-time franchise list. Rodgers trails only BRETT FAVRE (61,655) for the most passing yards in Packers history.
  • Rodgers posted his 3,000th career passing attempt in Week 2, and now has 3,475 in his career, becoming the third player in franchise history to register 3,000 career passing attempts (Favre, 8,754; Starr, 3,149).
  • WR JORDY NELSON had 1,519 receiving yards, surpassing ROBERT BROOKS (1,497 in 1995) for the most in a single season in franchise history.
  • Became the first team in NFL history with two players with 1,200 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches (RANDALL COBB and JORDY NELSON).
  • In Week 4, WRs Cobb and Nelson became the first Packers teammates to each have at least 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the same game since December 21, 1969 (CARROLL DALE and BOYD DOWLER).
  • RB EDDIE LACY became the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 1,000 yards (1,139) and score 10 scrimmage touchdowns (13) in each of his first two seasons.* *
  • Lacybecame the first running back in franchise history to record at least 100 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in three consecutive games.
HOUSTON TEXANS
  • Became only the fifth team in NFL history to start 2-0 in at least five consecutive seasons: Dallas Cowboys (1965-73), Los Angeles Rams (1966-70), Dallas Cowboys (1975-79), Chicago Bears (1984-91) and Miami Dolphins (1994-99).
  • Rookie RB ALFRED BLUErushed for 156 yards in Week 11, tying STEVE SLATON for the most rushing yards in a single game by a Texans rookie.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
  • Earned the 500th total victory in franchise history. Indianapolis' all-time record, including playoffs, is 506-447-7.
  • Scored six touchdowns of at least 30 yards in Week 13, becoming the first team to accomplish the feat since Washington (seven) did it on November 27, 1966 against the New York Giants.

* QB ANDREW LUCK had a career-high 40 touchdown passes and joinedPEYTON MANNINGas the only players in franchise history with 40 touchdown passes in a season.**

* * WRREGGIE WAYNE(211) surpassedPEYTON MANNING *(208) for the most games played in franchise history. * *Wayne *became the fifth player in NFL history to reach 14,000 receiving yards (14,345) with one franchise.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS**

  • Overcame a 21-0 deficit to beat the New York Giants 25-24 in Week 13, the largest comeback victory in franchise history.
  • Rookie WR ALLEN HURNS' 110 receiving yards in Week 1 were the most ever by a Jaguars receiver in his NFL debut.
  • QB BLAKE BORTLES was joined in the starting backfield by his former Central Florida teammate RB STORM JOHNSON in Week 6. Bortles and Johnson were only the third rookie QB and rookie RB from the same college to start together in the same NFL game since the merger in 1970. The others were VINCE YOUNGand AHMARD HALLfor Tennessee in 2006 (University of Texas) and RYAN TANNEHILLand JORVORSKIE LANEfor Miami in 2012 (Texas A&M).
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
  • RB JAMAAL CHARLES has 6,856 career rushing yards, surpassing PRIEST HOLMES (6,070) for the most in franchise history.
  • WR DWAYNE BOWEhas 532 career catches, joining tight endTONY GONZALEZ(916) as the only players in franchise history with 500 career receptions.
  • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON led the NFL in sacks with 22, the first Chief to lead the NFL in sacks since 2007 (JARED ALLEN, 15.5)
MIAMI DOLPHINS
  • WR JARVIS LANDRY set a franchise rookie record with 84 receptions.
  • QB RYAN TANNEHILL (4,045 yards) became the second quarterback in franchise history to pass for at least 4,000 yards in a season (DAN MARINO, six times).
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
  • Became the first team since the 1975 Detroit Lions (September 21, 1975 en route to a 30-16 win at Green Bay) to return two blocked punts for touchdowns in a half.
  • QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER set a franchise rookie record with an 85.2 passer rating, surpassing FRAN TARKENTON (74.7).
  • In Week 14, WRs JARIUS WRIGHT (123 yards) and CHARLES JOHNSON (104) became the first Vikings duo since 2004 (RANDY MOSSand NATE BURLESON) to both have at least 100 receiving yards in the same game.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
  • Have won six consecutive AFC East division titles (2009-present), tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history. Only the Los Angeles Rams (seven, 1973-79) have posted a longer streak. The Patriots, who also won five consecutive division titles from 2003-07, are the first team in NFL history to win 11 division championships in a 12-year span.

* Earned a first-round bye for the fifth consecutive season, the longest streak of any NFL team since the current playoff format began in 1990, surpassing Dallas (1992-95) and San Francisco (1992-95). * Finished the season with a 12-4 record and became the sixth team in NFL history to post at least 14 consecutive winning seasons and the first to do so since the San Francisco 49ers (1983-98, 16 seasons). * Joined the San Francisco 49ers (1983-1998; 16) as the only teams in NFL history to record 12 consecutive 10-win seasons. * Became the first team in NFL history (Weeks 9, 11 and 12, with a bye in Week 10) to win three consecutive games by 20 or more points, each against an opponent with a record of at least three games above .500. * Head coach BILL BELICHICK(230-118-0)*surpassed Pro Football Hall of FamerCURLY LAMBEAU (229-134-22) for the fourth-most total victories by a head coach in NFL history.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS*

  • Led the NFL in total offense, averaging 411.4 yards per game.
  • QB DREW BREEStied for the NFL lead in passing yards with 4,952.
NEW YORK GIANTS
  • Rookie WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR.(91)*joinedSTEVE SMITH*(107 in 2009as the only players in franchise history to record 90 receptions in a single season.
  • Beckham(91) and WRRUEBEN RANDLE(71) became the first Giants duo to record at least 70 receptions each since 2011 (VICTOR CRUZ, 82 &HAKEEM NICKS, 76).
NEW YORK JETS
  • WR ERIC DECKER had 221 receiving yards in Week 17, the second-most in a game in franchise history (DON MAYNARD, 228).
  • LB DAVID HARRIS (124) led the team in tackles for the sixth consecutive season.
OAKLAND RAIDERS
  • LB KHALIL MACK became the third rookie linebacker in franchise history to start all 16 games (Reggie McKenzie in 1985; Matt Millen in 1980).
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
  • Set single-season franchise records in points scored (474) and total touchdowns (54).
  • Scored 11 return touchdowns, the third-highest total in NFL history.
  • Ten different Eagles scored a return touchdown in 2014, the most in a single season in NFL history.
  • In a 34-17 Week 1 win against Jacksonville, became the first team in NFL history to win a game by at least 17 points after being shut out and trailing by 17 points at halftime.
  • Became the first team in NFL history to start 3-0 and overcome a 10 point deficit in all three games.
  • RB LE SEAN MC COYhas 6,792 career rushing yards, surpassing WILBERT MONTGOMERY(6,538) for the most in franchise history.
  • WR JEREMY MACLINbecame the first player in franchise history with at least 150 receiving yards and multiple touchdown catches in back-to-back games in a single season.
  • Became the first team since the 1970 Green Bay Packers to have multiple players with a 100 yard kickoff-return touchdown in a season (CHRIS POLK, 102 yards, Week 3 and JOSH HUFF, 107 yards, Week 12).
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
  • WR ANTONIO BROWNled the NFL with 129 catches and is the first Steeler to ever lead the league in receptions.* *
  • Brown's 129 receptions are the most in a single season in franchise history, surpassing HINES WARD (112 in 2002).

* RB LE' VEON BELL totaled 2,215 scrimmage yards, the most in franchise history.

* QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER tied for the NFL lead in passing yards with 4,952.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

  • Recorded back-to-back shutout wins (Weeks 13 and 14) for the first time since 1945 (September 30 and October 7). St. Louis is the first team to post consecutive shutout victories since 2009 (Dallas, December 27 and January 3).
  • DT AARON DONALD led all NFL rookies with nine sacks.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
  • QB PHILIP RIVERSthrew 12 touchdown passes to TE ANTONIO GATES, extending their NFL record for a QB-TE duo to 72.
  • Gates has 10,014 career receiving yards, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH(9,584) for the most receiving yards in franchise history.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
  • RB FRANK GORE rushed for 1,106 yards, his franchise-record eighth time rushing for 1,000 yards in a season.
  • In Week 11, rookie LB CHRIS BORLANDbecame the first rookie linebacker in franchise history with two interceptions in a game.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
  • Became the first team to lead the league in scoring defense (15.9 points per game) in three consecutive seasons since Minnesota from 1969-71.
  • Defeated Washington 27-17 in Week 5, their ninth-consecutive win on Monday Night Football. Their nine-game winning streak on *MNF *is tied for the second-longest such streak since 1970 (Oakland, 14).
  • In a Week 10 win against the New York Giants, became the first team in NFL history to have a running back rush for at least four touchdowns (MARSHAWN LYNCH, 4) and a quarterback with more than 100 rushing yards (RUSSELL WILSON, 107) in the same game.

* In Week 10, Lynch joined SHAUN ALEXANDER (three times) and CURT WARNER as the only payers in franchise history to rush for at least four touchdowns in a game.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Rookie WR MIKE EVANS had 12 receiving touchdowns, the most in a single season in franchise history.
  • WR VINCENT JACKSON had 1,002 receiving yards this season, his third consecutive season with at least 1,000 receiving yards with Tampa Bay, tying JOEY GALLOWAY for the longest streak in franchise history.
  • Evans(1,051)*andJackson(1,002) became the first Buccaneers teammates to each record at least 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
TENNESSEE TITANS*
  • TE DELANIE WALKER had 890 receiving yards, the most by a tight end in a season in franchise history.
  • P BRETT KERN set a franchise record with a net punting average of 40.8 yards, surpassing his own record set in 2012 (40.4).
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
  • RB ALFRED MORRIS reached the 3,000-yard career rushing mark in his 34th career game, the fastest player in franchise history to reach 3,000 rushing yards to begin his career, surpassing LARRY BROWN (41st game).
  • P TRESS WAY led the NFL with a 47.5 yard punting average.
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