Notable NFL records that were broken this season

Drew Brees added some NFL records to his ledger this season. [Image Source: Flickr | John mastrella]
Drew Brees added some NFL records to his ledger this season. [Image Source: Flickr | John mastrella]

Drew Brees, Saquon Barkley, and Christian McCaffrey were among those to set new records.

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The NFL regular season came to an end on Sunday. The year brought much excitement and also saw many records fall.

According to ESPN, there were 1,371 combined touchdowns during the regular season which is a new league record. It was also the second-most total points that have ever been scored in a season.

Here are some notable records that were broken by players during the 2018 regular season, starting with two new records by first-year players.

1

Baker Mayfield, Browns - most touchdown passes by a rookie

Despite not making his debut until the second quarter of the Browns' third game, Mayfield's 27 touchdown passes are the most ever by a rookie. He ended the season with back-to-back three touchdown games which helped him barely surpass the previous record of 26 set by Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning.

2

Saquon Barkley, Giants - most receptions in a season by a rookie running back

With four catches in the Giants' final regular season game, Barkley ended the year with 91 receptions. That set a new mark for most by a rookie running back in league history. It was previously owned by Reggie Bush who snagged 88 balls as a first-year player in 2006 with the Saints.

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