Andrew Luck broke the NFL rookie record for yards passing, rookie kicker Blair Walsh broke the league mark for 50-yard plus field goals in a season, Kai Forbath set the NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career, and Jason Witten broke the NFL record for catches in a season by a tight end.
On a Sunday featuring a slew of records, Luck topped Cam Newtons year-old mark for yards passing in the first half of Indianapolis game at Kansas City.
Newtons record was 4,051 yards. Luck entered the game needing 74 yards to break the mark and had 123 at halftime.
Yes, it definitely means something, Luck said of the record. And after the season Ill have a chance to look back and reflect on it. Its nice; obviously its nicer to be in the playoffs, but its nice to have a couple records, which Im sure will be broken in the next year.
Minnesotas Walsh kicked a 56-yard field goal in the second quarter against Houston, giving him a record ninth field goal of 50 yards or more.
Forbath set the NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career with 17 in a row. He had field goals of 45 and 42 yards in the first half against the Eagles.
New Orleans Garrett Hartley had 16 in a row.
Wittens 103rd catch of the season came in overtime Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Tony Gonzalez held the mark with 102 catches for Kansas City in 2004.
Witten had consecutive catches in overtime, the second being his sixth of the game.
On Saturday, Detroits Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rices single-season yards receiving record, and is at 1,892 with a game left. He also became the only NFL player with 100 yards receiving in eight consecutive games and the only NFL player with 10-plus receptions in four consecutive games.