Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, Saints running back Alvin Kamara, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, and Chargers receiver Keenan Allen were among those who set multiple NFL records in 2017.
Even the Browns, who became the second team in NFL history to go 0-16, had a player enter the record books for a positive reason.
Here is a list of team and league records set during the 2017 NFL season
— Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones set a franchise record with 17 sacks and led the league.
— Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed for 4,095 yards, his franchise-record seventh consecutive season with at least 4,000 passing yards.
— Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn set a single-game team record with six sacks against the Cowboys on Nov. 12.
— Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey set franchise rookie records in scrimmage yards (1,086) and receptions (80).
— Broncos linebacker Von Miller led the team with 10 sacks and became the first player in team history with at least five sacks in each of his first seven seasons. His 83 1/2 career sacks are the second-most in franchise history.
— Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the NFL and set a single-season franchise record with 13 touchdown receptions. “Nuk” caught 96 passes for 1,378 yards in 2017.
— Texans QB Deshaun Watson set franchise rookie records with 19 touchdown passes and a 103 passer rating in only seven games.
— Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 rush yards and ranked third with 1,782 scrimmage yards, both franchise rookie records.
— Chargers QB Philip Rivers passed for 4,515 yards, his team-record ninth season with at least 4,000 passing yards.
— Chargers WR Keenan Allen had an interception in Week 16 to be the first player in history with at least 90 catches and a pick in the same year. He’s also only player ever with at least 10 catches, 100 receiving yards and a TD in three straight games.
— Rams coach Sean McVay, at 31-years-old, became the youngest head coach in NFL history to lead his team to a playoff berth.
— Rams QB Jared Goff passed for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in Weeks 9 and 10 to become the first player in franchise history with 300-plus yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games.
— The Rams became the first team in NFL history to record two interception-return touchdowns and a safety in a season opener.
— Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry led the league with 112 receptions in 2017, the most in a single season in team history. Landry had 110 catches in 2015 and is the first player in franchise history with multiple 100-catch seasons.
— Saints running backs Alvin Kamara (1,554 yards) and Mark Ingram (1,540) became the first running back teammates in NFL history to each record at least 1,500 scrimmage yards in the same season. Kamara set franchise rookie records with 1,554 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns.
— Saints QB Drew Brees completed 386 of 536 pass attempts for 4,334 yards and his 72-percent completion percentage is the highest in a single season in NFL history. Brees extended his NFL-record streak of seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards to 12.
— The Patriots had their 17th consecutive winning season and eighth straight year with at least 12 wins, both of which set new league marks.
— Patriots QB Tom Brady led the NFL with 4,577 passing yards and, at 40, is the oldest player to ever lead the league in passing. Brady also passed Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for most regular-season wins with 196. Brady has won 89 career regular-season road starts and surpassed Peyton Manning (85) for the most regular-season road victories by a starting QB in NFL history. Brady has won 58 games in December, the most by a starting quarterback in any calendar month. Brady’s 32 touchdown passes in 2017 were the most in a single season at the age of 40 or older. Brady now has 55 games with at least three TDs and zero INTs to pass Peyton Manning (51) for the most such performances in NFL history. By passing for 340 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in New England’s Week 11 win at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, Brady became the only player in NFL history with a 300-yard passing game in three different countries (USA, England, Mexico).
— Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ranked fifth in the NFL with 4,251 passing yards, his franchise-record fifth season with at least 4,000 passing yards.
— Steelers WR Antonio Brown became the only player in NFL history with five consecutive 100-catch seasons. His 582 receptions for 7,848 yards are the most ever in any five-year span.
— Steelers rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster had 1,157 all-purpose yards (917 receiving, 240 kickoff-return) and is the youngest player (21 years old) in NFL history to record 1,000 all-purpose yards in a season.
— Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt had two sacks and an interception in Week 1 and became the first player to record at least two sacks and an interception in an NFL debut since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
— Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner ranked third in the NFC with 133 tackles, his franchise-record sixth season with 100-plus tackles.
— Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led his team to a 9-7 record to become the first quarterback in NFL history with a winning record in each of his first six career seasons.
— Titans punter Brett Kern led the NFL with a 49.7 gross punting average and a 44.6-yard net average, both franchise records.
— Jaguars DE Calais Campbell set a single-season franchise record with 14 1/2 sacks to lead the AFC. His 10 sacks through Week 7 were the most by a player in his first seven games with a team since the sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
— Browns DE Myles Garrett had two sacks in his NFL debut in Week 5 and became the only player selected No. 1 overall to record multiple sacks in his NFL debut since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.
— Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka made an NFL-record 13 consecutive field goals of 50 yards or longer dating back to 2015.
— Chiefs QB Alex Smith passed for a career-high 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns with five interceptions this season, his NFL-record fifth consecutive season with at least 3,000 passing yards and fewer than 10 interceptions.