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Published: Aug. 21, 2017 at 12:57 p.m.

NFL records that won't be eclipsed

Like a solar eclipse, these NFL records are a once-in-a-lifetime event. Check out the 10 records that may never be broken.

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  • Next closest: Terrell Owens (15,934 yards)<br>
Closest active player: Larry Fitzgerald (14,389 yards) 10

    Greg Trott/Associated Press

    1. Career receiving yards: Jerry Rice (22,895)

    Next closest: Terrell Owens (15,934 yards)
    Closest active player: Larry Fitzgerald (14,389 yards)

  • Next closest: Peyton Manning (208 games)<br>
Closest active player: Eli Manning (199 games) 9

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    2. Consecutive games started by a QB: Brett Favre (297)

    Next closest: Peyton Manning (208 games)
    Closest active player: Eli Manning (199 games)

  • Next closest: 4 titles (5 players tied)<br>
Closest active player: Adrian Peterson (3 titles) 8

    Associated Press

    3. Most rushing yards titles: Jim Brown (8)

    Next closest: 4 titles (5 players tied)
    Closest active player: Adrian Peterson (3 titles)

  • Next closest: George Halas (324 games)<br>
Next-closest active: Bill Belichick (263 games) 7

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    4. Coaching career wins: Don Shula (347)

    Next closest: George Halas (324 games)
    Next-closest active: Bill Belichick (263 games)

  • Next closest: 6.0 sacks (3 players: Derrick Thomas, Osi Umenyiora and Fred Dean) 6

    Kevin Reece/Associated Press

    5. Sacks in a game: Derrick Thomas (7.0 against Seahawks in 1990)

    Next closest: 6.0 sacks (3 players: Derrick Thomas, Osi Umenyiora and Fred Dean)

  • Next closest: 13 interceptions (3 players: Dan Sandifer, Spec Sanders, Lester Hayes) 5

    Harold P. Matosian/Associated Press

    6. Interceptions in a season: Night Train Lane (14 in 1952)

    Next closest: 13 interceptions (3 players: Dan Sandifer, Spec Sanders, Lester Hayes)

  • Next closest: Dub Jones and Gale Sayers (36 points) 4

    Pro Football Hall of Fame

    7. Most points scored in a game: Ernie Nevers (40 points in 1990)

    Next closest: Dub Jones and Gale Sayers (36 points)

  • Next closest: Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw (14 wins) 3

    Matt Slocum/Associated Press

    8. Most playoff wins by a head coach/QB combo: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady (25 wins)

    Next closest: Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw (14 wins)

  • Next closest: Walter Payton (16,726 yards)<br>
Closest active player: Frank Gore (13,065 yards) 2

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    9. Career rushing yards: Emmitt Smith (18,355)

    Next closest: Walter Payton (16,726 yards)
    Closest active player: Frank Gore (13,065 yards)

  • Next closest: Shaun Alexander (28 in 2005) 1

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    10. Most touchdowns in a season: LaDainian Tomlinson (31 in 2006)

    Next closest: Shaun Alexander (28 in 2005)

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