Webster’s defines the word milestone as a significant or important event, e.g. in the history of a country or in somebody’s life.

While some teams struggled in the 2015 campaign, others improved their standing from last season and put themselves position for a playoff spot. All 32 teams made milestones and there were some key players that accomplished that feat as well. All 32 teams had events that were not only important to them, they were important to their fans.

A sampling of NFL records set and milestones reached in 2015:

THE TEAMS

ARIZONA CARDINALS (13-3)
•Had 13 wins in 2015, the most in a single season in franchise history.
•Led the NFL in total offense, averaging 408.3 yards per game.
•Defeated San Francisco 47-7 in Week 3 and became the first team since the 1945 Green Bay Packers to have two interception-return touchdowns, a safety and score at least 40 points in a game.
•In Week 2 at Chicago, rookie RB David Johnson became the first player in franchise history to have a kickoff-return touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the same game since Pro Football Hall of Famer Ollie Matson on December 13, 1958.
•QB Carson Palmer set a franchise record for most touchdown passes in a single season (35).
•RB Chris Johnson became the first Cardinal with four 100-yard rushing games in a season since 1985 (Stump Mitchell, four).

ATLANTA FALCONS (8-8)
•Became the first team in NFL history to start 5-0 with four of those wins coming when trailing at some point in the fourth quarter.
•WR Julio Jones tied for the league lead with 136 receptions, the most receptions in a single season in franchise history.
•In Week 3, became the third team in NFL history to have both a rusher with at least 100 yards with three touchdowns (Devonta Freeman, 141 yards and three touchdowns) and a receiver with at least 150 yards with two touchdowns (Jones, 164 yards and two touchdowns) in the same game.
•Freeman became the first player in franchise history to have seven rushing touchdowns in the team’s first four games to begin a season.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-11)
•WR Kamar Aiken had at least five receptions in nine consecutive games (Weeks 8-17), surpassing Derrick Mason (eight games in 2007) for the longest such streak in franchise history.

BUFFALO BILLS (8-8)
•Earned 400th total victory in Week 1, a 27-14 win at home against Indianapolis. Buffalo’s all-time record is 407-466-8.
•Led the NFL in rushing (152.0 yards per game).
•Defeated the Miami Dolphins 33-17 in Week 9 and became the first team to have two 100-yard rushers – RBs Le Sean McCoy (112 rushing yards) and Karlos Williams (110) – and a 150-yard receiver – WR Sammy Watkins (168 receiving yards) – in the same game in NFL history.
•QB Tyrod Taylor rushed for 568 yards, the most by a quarterback in a single season in franchise history.

CAROLINA PANTHERS (15-1)
•Finished 15-1, the best record in the NFL in 2015 and the most wins in franchise history.
•Became the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to start a season 14-0, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins, 2007 New England Patriots and 2009 Indianapolis Colts.
•Led the NFL in turnover margin (+20).
•CB Josh Norman became the first player in franchise history to have two interception-return touchdowns in the team’s first four games to begin a season.
•QB Cam Newton tied the franchise single-game record with five touchdown passes (Steve Beurlein, January 2, 2000) in Weeks 11 (vs. Washington), 13 (at New Orleans) and 15 (at New York Giants).

CHICAGO BEARS (6-10)
•In Week 10 at St. Louis, QB Jay Cutler became the first quarterback in franchise history to throw two touchdown passes of at least 80 yards in the same game (87 and 83 yards).

CINCINNATI BENGALS (12-4)
•Earned a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season, the longest streak in franchise history.
•Overcame a 24-7 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Seattle in overtime in Week 5, only the third time in NFL history that a team erased a fourth-quarter deficit of 17+ points to defeat a team which played in the Super Bowl the previous season.
•WR A.J. Green had 227 receiving yards in Week 3 at Baltimore, the second-highest single-game total in franchise history (Chad Johnson, 260 yards on November 12, 2006 vs. San Diego).
•DE Carlos Dunlap led the team with 13.5 sacks, bringing his career total to 49 and surpassing Eddie Edwards (47.5) for the most in franchise history.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-13)
•QB Josh McCown threw for 457 yards in Week 5 at Baltimore, the most passing yards in a game in franchise history.
•McCown became the first quarterback in franchise history with three consecutive 300-yard passing games (Weeks 3-5).

DALLAS COWBOYS (4-12)
•QB Tony Romo and WR Dez Bryant have combined for 50 career touchdowns, the most by a QB-WR tandem in franchise history, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin (49).

DENVER BRONCOS (12-4)
•Led the NFL in sacks (52), total defense (283.1 yards per game) and pass defense (199.6 yards per game).
•Have won 15 consecutive divisional road games, the most consecutive road wins against divisional opponents in NFL history.
•Defeated Baltimore 19-13 in Week 1 and improved their record to 42-13-1 (.764) in home openers, the top mark in the NFL.
•Head coach Gary Kubiak (12 wins) tied Red Miller (1977) for the most wins in their first season as head coach in franchise history.
•Kubiak led the Broncos to a 7-0 start in his first season with the team, becoming the fourth head coach to lead his team to a 7-0 record in his first season with a new team since 1970.

DETROIT LIONS (7-9)
•RB Theo Riddick had 80 receptions, the most by a running back in a single season in franchise history.
•K Matt Prater converted a 59-yard field goal in Week 17 at Chicago, the longest in franchise history.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-6)
•Earned the 750th total victory in franchise history in 2015. The Packers are 751-567-37 and joined the Chicago Bears (758-573-42) as the only teams in NFL history to reach 750 total wins.

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7)
•WR De Andre Hopkins set a franchise record with 11 touchdown receptions.
•Hopkins joined Andre Johnson as the only players in franchise history with at least 100 catches (111) and 1,400 receiving yards (1,521) in a season.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
•Defeated Houston 27-20 in Week 5, their 16th consecutive divisional win dating back to December 30, 2012, surpassing the 1972-73 Miami Dolphins (15) for the longest streak since 1970.
•K Adam Vinatieri (1,095 points) surpassed Mike Vanderjagt (995) as the Colts’ all-time scoring leader.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)
•QB Blake Bortles set single-season franchise records in passing yards (4,428) and touchdown passes (35).
•WR Allen Robinson tied for the league lead with 14 touchdown catches, the most in a single season in franchise history.
•WR Allen Hurns caught a touchdown in seven consecutive games (Weeks 3-10), the longest streak in franchise history.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5)
•Finished with an 11-5 record and became the first team in NFL history to win 11 games in a season in which it had a five-game losing streak.
•Won 10 consecutive games from Weeks 7-17, the longest winning streak in franchise history.
•In Week 8 vs. Detroit, four different Kansas City players rushed for a touchdown – QB Alex Smith, RBs Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West and WR De’Anthony Thomas – marking the first time since October 2, 1960, when the team was known as the Dallas Texans, that four different players rushed for at least one touchdown in the same game for the franchise.
•TE Travis Kelce had six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 27-20 win at Houston in Week 1 and joined Tony Gonzalez as the only tight ends in franchise history with at least 100 receiving yards and two touchdown catches in a game. He is the only Kansas City tight end to accomplish the feat in a season opener.
•Became the first team in NFL history to have a 90+ yard interception return-touchdown (CB Marcus Peters, 93 yards) and a 70+ yard fumble-return touchdown (S Tyvon Branch, 73 yards) in the same game in Week 15 at Baltimore.

MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
•WR Jarvis Landry set a single-season franchise record with 110 receptions (O.J. McDuffie, 90 in 1998).
•QB Ryan Tannehill (15,460) joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino and Bob Griese as the only players in franchise history with 15,000 career passing yards.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-6)
•WR Stefon Diggs had 52 receptions, the third most by a rookie in franchise history (Randy Moss, 69 in 1998 and Percy Harvin, 60 in 2009).
•Diggs became the first rookie in franchise history to lead the team in receptions.
•S Harrison Smith set a franchise record for interception-return touchdowns in a career (four).
•LB Eric Kendricks led the Vikings with 105 tackles and became the second rookie in franchise history to lead the team in tackles (Rip Hawskins, 1961).
•K Blair Walsh tied a franchise record with his fourth career season with at least 100 points (135).

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-6)
•Won 12 games and became the fifth team in NFL history and first since the 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers (16) with at least 15 consecutive winning seasons.
•Became the second team in NFL history with 13 consecutive 10-win seasons (1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers, 16).
•Became the second team in NFL history with at least 12 regular-season wins in six consecutive seasons (Indianapolis Colts, seven from 2003-2009).
•Clinched a first-round bye for the sixth consecutive season, the longest streak of any NFL team since the current playoff format began in 1990.
•Scored points in 38 consecutive quarters from Weeks 1-11, surpassing the 1999-2000 St. Louis Rams (31) and 2005 Indianapolis Colts (31) for the longest such streak in NFL history.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-9)
•Led the NFL in passing offense (310.6 yards per game).
•WR Marques Colston has 28 career 100-yard receiving games, tied with Joe Horn for the most such games in franchise history.

NEW YORK GIANTS (6-10)
•QB Eli Manning passed for 4,436 yards, the second-most in a single season in franchise history behind his 2011 season (4,933).
•Manning threw 35 touchdown passes, the second-most in a single season in franchise history (Y.A. Tittle, 36 in 1963).
•WR Odell Beckham, JR. had 96 receptions, the second-most in a single season in franchise history (Steve Smith, 107 in 2009).

NEW YORK JETS (10-6)
•QB Ryan Fitzpatrick set a single-season franchise record with 31 touchdown passes.
•WR Brandon Marshall set single-season franchise records with 109 receptions and 1,502 receiving yards.
•Marshall became the first Jet with four consecutive 100-yard receiving games in a season since Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard in 1968.
•Marshall and WR Eric Decker each had a touchdown reception in the same game nine times, the most by teammates in the same season in NFL history.

OAKLAND RAIDERS (7-9)
•DE Khalil Mack had five sacks in Week 14 at Denver and tied Howie Long (October 2, 1983) for the most sacks in a game in franchise history.
•WR Amari Cooper set franchise rookie records for most receiving yards (1,070) and receptions (72).

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-9)
•QB Sam Bradford had five 300-yard games in 2015, tied with Donovan McNabb (2004) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen (1961) for the most in a single season in franchise history.
•WR Jordan Matthews set a franchise record for most receptions (152) in a player’s first two seasons and ranks second in receiving yards (1,896) and touchdowns (16).

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-6)
•Became the only NFL franchise to have three head coaches with at least 90 career regular-season wins – Mike Tomlin (92), Pro Football Hall of Famer Chuck Noll (193) and Bill Cowher (149).
•QB Ben Roethlisberger (113) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw (107) for the most regular-season wins by a quarterback in franchise history.
•In Week 9 against Oakland, became the first team in NFL history to have one player with at least 300 scrimmage yards (WR Antonio Brown, 306) and another player with at least 200 scrimmage yards (RB De Angelo Williams, 225) in the same game.
•Brown tied for the league lead with 136 receptions and finished second in the league with 1,834 receiving yards, both the highest marks in a single season in franchise history.
•Brown set single-game franchise records for catches (17) and receiving yards (284) in Week 9.

ST. LOUIS RAMS (7-9)
•Rookie RB Todd Gurley had 1,106 rushing yards and joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson (1,808 yards in 1983) and Jerome Bettis (1,429 in 1993) as the only Rams rookies with at least 1,000 rushing yards.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-12)
•QB Philip Rivers (281 touchdown passes) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts (254) for the most touchdown passes in franchise history.
•In Week 6 at Green Bay, Rivers set single-game team records for completions (43), attempts (65) and passing yards (503).
•Rivers and TE Antonio Gates have combined for 77 career touchdowns, the most by a QB-TE duo all-time.
•WR Keenan Allen had 15 receptions on Kickoff Weekend, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow (15 receptions on October 7, 1984 at Green Bay) for the franchise’s single-game reception record.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-11)
•WR Torrey Smith had three touchdowns receptions of 70+ yards, the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat in a single season since JOHN TAYLOR (1989).
•LB Ahmad Brooks has 45.5 sacks as a member of the 49ers, the second-most in franchise history by a linebacker since 1982 (Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley, 66.5).

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-6)
•Led the NFL in scoring defense, allowing 277 points (17.3 per game).
•Head coach Pete Carroll recorded his 100th career victory in Week 15 with a 30-13 win over Cleveland. Including the playoffs, Carroll has a 101-72 career record.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-10)
•QB Jameis Winston set franchise records for most passing yards (4,042) and touchdown passes (22) by a rookie.
•In Week 11 at Philadelphia, became the first team in NFL history to have a quarterback with at least five touchdown passes (Winston, five) and a running back with at least 200 rushing yards (Doug Martin, 235) in a road game.

TENNESSEE TITANS (3-13)
•TE Delanie Walker set franchise records for most catches (94) and receiving yards (1,088) by a tight end in a single season.
Walker is the first tight end in franchise history to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-7)
•Overcame a 24-point deficit in Week 7 to defeat Tampa Bay 31-30, the largest deficit overcome in a victory in franchise history.
•QB Kirk Cousins set a franchise record with 4,166 passing yards and became the first quarterback in team history to pass for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns (29) in a season.
•Cousins joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen (14 games in 1967) as the only players in franchise history to throw a touchdown pass in every game of a season.
•Cousins completed 20 of 25 passes (80 percent) for 324 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating – the highest attainable mark – in Week 10 and became the first Redskins quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and post a rating of at least 150 in a game since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh in 1948 (October 31).

Teams not only had milestones in 2015. Some of its stars made milestones of their own. Here’s a look at the players

THE PLAYERS

ACCOMPLISHMENT(S)

KEENAN ALLEN – WR, San Diego Chargers
•Had 15 catches in Week 1 against Detroit, the most by a player on Kickoff Weekend since the 1970 merger.
•Had 62 receptions in San Diego’s first seven games, the most of any NFL player through his team’s first seven games to begin a season in NFL history.

TAVON AUSTIN – WR/PR, St. Louis Rams
•In Week 1 against Seattle, became the fifth player in the past 20 years to score a touchdown on a punt return (75 yards) and a rush (16 yards) in the same game.

DOUG BALDWIN – WR, Seattle Seahawks
•Became the third player in NFL history to catch at least two touchdown passes in four consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter (1995) and Calvin Johnson (2011).
•Had 10 touchdown receptions in Weeks 12-15, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1987) for the most TD catches in a four-game span in a single season in NFL history.

ODELL BECKHAM, JR. – WR, New York Giants
•Has 2,755 career receiving yards (1,450 in 2015) and surpassed Randy Moss for the most receiving yards in a player’s first two seasons in NFL history.
•Has nine career games with at least 140 receiving yards, the most ever by a player in his first two NFL seasons.

TRAVIS BENJAMIN – WR, Cleveland Browns
•Became the first NFL player with four 50+ yard touchdowns in the first two games of a season since Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown in 1963.

•Had three catches for 115 yards with two touchdowns (60 and 50 yards) and added a 78-yard punt-return touchdown in Week 2 against Tennesee and joined Tavon Austin (November 13, 2013) as the only players in NFL history with a 75+ yard punt-return touchdown and two 50+ yard touchdown catches in the same game.

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR, San Francisco 49ers
•Reached 1,000 career receptions (1,009) and became the 13th player in NFL history to accomplish the feat. Boldin, who accomplished the feat in his 185th career game in Week 15 against Cincinnati, surpassed Reggie Wayne (195) for the fifth-fewest games in NFL history to reach the milestone.

BLAKE BORTLES – QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
•Threw 35 touchdown passes and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino and Matthew Stafford as the only players in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in a season at age 23 or younger.

SAM BRADFORD – QB, Philadelphia Eagles
•Became the first quarterback in NFL history to start and win a regular-season overtime game on his birthday in Philadelphia’s 33-27 victory over Dallas in Week 9.

TOM BRADY – QB, New England Patriots
•Has 428 career touchdown passes and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (420) for the third-most touchdown passes in NFL history (tied with Drew Brees, 428).
•Became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 55,000 career passing yards (58,026).
•Led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and joined Peyton Manning (four) as the only players in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in four different seasons.
•Has thrown at least 25 touchdowns passes in 11 different seasons and tied Brett Farve for the second-most such seasons in NFL history (Manning, 16).

DREW BREES – QB, New Orleans Saints
•Has 60,903 career passing yards and joined Peyton Manning (71,940), Brett Farve (71,838) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (61,361) as the only players in NFL history with at least 60,000 career passing yards.
•Led the league with 4,870 passing yards and became the first player to lead the league in passing yards six times.
•Has seven career 4,500-yard passing seasons, the most in NFL history and recorded his NFL-record sixth consecutive season with at least 4,500 yards.
•Passed for 400+ yards twice in 2015, bringing his career total to 13 such performances. He is tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Marino for the second-most such games in NFL history and one shy of the NFL record held by Manning (14).
•Passed for 323 yards in Week 17 at Atlanta, his 96th career 300-yard passing game, the most in NFL history.

TEDDY BRIDGEWATER – QB, Minnesota Vikings
•In Week 15 against Chicago, became the second quarterback in NFL history to complete at least 85 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions and rush for a touchdown in a single game.

ANTONIO BROWN – WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
•Tied for the league lead with 136 receptions and has 265 total receptions over the past two seasons, surpassing Marvin Harrison (252 in 2001-02) for the most catches in any two-season span in NFL history.
•Joined Wes Welker (2007-09) as the only players in NFL history with three consecutive 110-catch seasons (129 in 2014; 110 in 2013).
•Had four 185-yard receiving games in 2015, the most in a single season in NFL history.
•Became the only player in NFL history with at least 100 receptions and a punt return-touchdown in multiple seasons and has done so in each of the past three seasons (2013-15).
•Reached 400 career receptions in Week 2 against San Francisco in his 72nd career game, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow as the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach the milestone. Only Anquan Boldin (67) and Larry Fitzgerald (71) reached 400 catches in fewer games.

DEZ BRYANT – WR, Dallas Cowboys
•Has a touchdown catch in 14 consecutive interconference games, the longest such streak in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

MARTAVIS BRYANT – WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
•Had an 88-yard touchdown reception in Week 6 against Arizona and became the second player in NFL history with an 88+ yard touchdown catch in each of his first two career seasons (94 yards on December 7, 2014.)

AMARI COOPER – WR, Oakland Raiders
•Joined De Sean Jackson (2008) as the only NFL rookies in the past 30 years with two 100-yard receiving games in their team’s first three games.
•Had three 100-yard receiving games in Oakland’s first six games and became the first rookie with three 100-yard receiving games in his team’s first six games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka in 1961.

MASON CROSBY – K, Green Bay Packers
•Converted all five of his field goal attempts (42, 47, 40, 42 and 52 yards) in the Packers’ 30-13 victory at Minnesota in Week 11 and became the first player in NFL history to convert at least five field goals without a miss with each attempt coming from at least 40 yards.

ANDY DALTON – QB, Cincinnati Bengals
•Passed for 3,250 yards and joined Peyton Manning and Cam Newton as the only players in NFL history with at least 3,000 passing yards in each of his first five NFL seasons.

•Earned his 24th career road victory in a 37-3 victory at Cleveland in Week 13 and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (23), Ben Roethlisberger (23) and Matt Ryan (23) for the most road wins by a starting quarterback in his first five seasons during the Super Bowl era (since 1966).

LARRY FITZGERALD – WR, Arizona Cardinals
•Fitzgerald (1,018) became the eleventh player in NFL history with 1,000 career receptions and is the youngest player all-time to reach the milestone (32 years, 97 days).
•Surpassed 13,000 career receiving yards in Week 11 against Cincinnati and became the third-youngest player in NFL history to reach the mark (32 years, 76 days old), trailing only Randy Moss (31 years, 298 days old) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (32 years, 59 days).

RYAN FITZPATRICK – QB, New York Jets
•Surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer SID LUCKMAN (Columbia, 137) for the most passing touchdowns all-time by an Ivy League quarterback (Harvard, 154).

MATT FORTÉ – RB, Chicago Bears
•Reached 8,000 career rushing yards (8,602) and 3,500 receiving yards (4,116) in his 111th game, the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach those marks (Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, 107 games).

DEVONTA FREEMAN – RB, Atlanta Falcons
•Became the only player since at least the 1970 merger to rush for at least three touchdowns in each of his first two career starts.
•Became the first player to rush for at least seven TDs in his team’s first four games to start a season since La Dainian Tomlinson (eight) in 2005.
•Became the fourth player at age 23 or younger to rush for at least 600 yards (621) and nine touchdowns in his team’s first seven games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown (1958 and 1959), Eric Dickerson (1983) and Emmitt Smith (1992).

ANTONIO GATES – TE, San Diego Chargers
•Has 104 career touchdown receptions and joined Tony Gonzalez (111) as the only tight ends in league annals with 100 receiving touchdowns.
•Has 21 career games with at least two touchdown catches, the most ever by a tight end.

WILLIAM GAY – CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
•Returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown in Week 14 against Cincinnati and scored a touchdown on five consecutive interceptions, surpassing TEDY BRUSCHI (four), CHARLES TILLMAN (four), and CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN (four) for the longest such streak in NFL history.

STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI – K, New England Patriots
•Led the NFL in scoring for the fifth time in his career with 151 points and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Hutson (five) and Gino Cappelletti (five) as the only players to lead the league in points scored at least five times.

A.J. GREEN – WR, Cincinnati Bengals
•Had 1,297 receiving yards, his fifth consecutive season with at least 1,000 receiving yards, and joined RANDY MOSS (six) as the only players in NFL history with at least five 1,000-yard receiving seasons to begin a career.

•In Week 3 against Baltimore, had 10 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns, including the seven-yard game-winning score with 2:10 remaining in the fourth quarter and became the second player in NFL history with 10+ catches, 225+ receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning TD in the fourth quarter or overtime in the same game (Miles Austin on October 11, 2009 vs. Kansas City).

ROB GRONKOWSKI – TE, New England Patriots
•Reached 60 career touchdown receptions in his 71st career game in Week 7 against the New York Jets, the third-fastest player to reach the milestone and the fastest tight end to do so.

TODD GURLEY – RB, St. Louis Rams
•Led all rookies with 1,106 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
•Had five games with at least 125 rushing yards, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (seven in 1983) for the most such games by a rookie in NFL history.
•Had 566 rushing yards in his first four starts, the most through four starts by any NFL player that began his career in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).

PERCY HARVIN – WR, Buffalo Bills
•Had a 51-yard touchdown catch in Week 1 against Indianapolis and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer OLLIE MATSON as the only players in NFL history with at least four career 50-yard touchdown catches and three 100-yard kickoff-return touchdowns.

MATT HASSELBECK – QB, Indianapolis Colts
•Joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (four) and Brett Farve (four) as the only quarterbacks to win four consecutive starts after their 40th birthday in the Super Bowl era.

DE ANDRE HOPKINS – WR, Houston Texans
•In Weeks 4-6 (at Atlanta, vs. Indianapolis and at Jacksonville), Hopkins became the first player in NFL history with at least nine catches and 145 receiving yards in three consecutive games.

CHRIS IVORY – RB, New York Jets
•Became only the fourth undrafted player in NFL history to gain at least 140 rushing yards in two consecutive games in Weeks 4 (at Miami) and 6 (Washington).

DE SEAN JACKSON – WR, Washington Redskins
•Has 20 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the fourth-most in NFL history.

SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI – K, Oakland Raiders
•Tied Jason Hanson (52) for the most 50-yard field goals in NFL history.

CALVIN JOHNSON – WR, Detroit Lions
•Surpassed 11,000 career receiving yards (11,619) in his 127th game in Week 8 against Kansas City, the fewest needed to reach the milestone in NFL history.

DAVID JOHNSON – RB/KR, Arizona Cardinals
•Became the first player in NFL history with a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and kickoff-return touchdown in his first two games to begin a career.
•First rookie since Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) to have multiple rushing touchdowns (three), multiple receiving touchdowns (two) and a kickoff-return touchdown in his team’s first five games of a season.
•Joined Sayers as the only rookies in NFL history with at least four rushing touchdowns (eight), four receiving touchdowns (four) and a kick-return touchdown in a season.

JULIO JONES – WR, Atlanta Falcons
•Led the league in receiving yards (1,871), the second-most yards in a single season in NFL history (Calvin Johnson, 1,964 in 2012).
•Became the third player in NFL history with at least 125 receptions (136) and 1,700 receiving yards (1,871) in a season (Marvin Harrison, 2002 and Antonio Brown, 2015)
•Became the first player in NFL history to record at least 135 receiving yards in each of his team’s first three games.

JARVIS LANDRY – WR, Miami Dolphins
•Has 194 career receptions, the most by any player in his first two seasons in NFL history.

JEREMY LANGFORD – RB, Chicago Bears
•In Week 10 at St. Louis, became the third rookie in NFL history with at least 70 rushing yards (73), a touchdown run, 100 receiving yards (109) and a touchdown catch in the same game.

TYLER LOCKETT – WR/PR/KR, Seattle Seahawks
•Joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five touchdown receptions (six), a kickoff-return touchdown and a punt-return touchdown.
•Had a 57-yard punt-return touchdown in Week 1 against St. Louis and became the first rookie to score a touchdown on his first career return on Kickoff Weekend since 2005 (San Francisco’s Otis Amey).
•Became the second rookie in NFL history (Tony Green, 1978) to have both a punt-return touchdown and a kickoff-return touchdown in his team’s first three games to start a season.

ANDREW LUCK – QB, Indianapolis Colts
•Reached 100 career touchdown passes in his 55th career game in Week 9 vs. Denver, the fourth-fewest games to reach the mark in NFL history.

KHALIL MACK – DE, Oakland Raiders
•Posted nine sacks in Weeks 12-14 (at Tennessee, vs. Kansas City, at Denver), tied for the third-most sacks through any three-game span in a single season since the statistic became official in 1982.

ELI MANNING – QB, New York Giants
•Passed for 4,436 yards in 2015 and moved into 11th place on the all-time passing yards list (44,191).

PEYTON MANNING – QB, Denver Broncos
•Has 71,940 career passing yards and surpassed Brett Farve (71,838) for the most in NFL history.
•Earned his 186th regular season victory in Week 8 against Green Bay and tied Favre for the most of any starting quarterback in NFL history.
•Has 6,125 career completions and joined Favre (6,300) as the only players to reach 6,000 career completions.

MARCUS MARIOTA – QB, Tennessee Titans
•Had four games with at least three touchdown passes, tying PEYTON MANNING (1998) for the most ever by a rookie.
•Became the first rookie in NFL history to have two games with four touchdown passes and no interceptions (Weeks 1 and 9) (at Tampa Bay, at New Orleans).
•Scored touchdowns of at least 40 yards via passing (long of 61 yards), rushing (long of 87 yards) and receiving (long of 41 yards), the first player to accomplish the feat in a single season since Pro Football Hall of Fame running back WALTER PAYTON in 1983.
•Had six touchdown passes in his first two games, the most by any NFL player in his first two career games.
•Completed 13 of 16 passes (81.3 percent) for 209 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating in Week 1 and became first rookie in NFL history to post a 158.3 passer rating on Kickoff Weekend (minimum 14 attempts), which is the highest attainable rating.

BRANDON MARSHALL – WR, New York Jets
•Had 109 receptions and became the first player in NFL history with six 100-catch seasons.
•Had 1,502 receiving yards and became the first player in NFL history with a 1,000-yard receiving season with four different teams (Denver, Miami, Chicago and the Jets).

LAMAR MILLER – RB, Miami Dolphins
•Had a 54-yard touchdown reception and an 85-yard TD run – both in the second quarter – in Week 7 against Houston. Miller joins Chris Johnson (September 20, 2009) as the only players in NFL history with an 85+ yard touchdown run and 50+ yard TD catch in a single game. Miller is the only player to accomplish the feat in a single quarter.

CAM NEWTON – QB, Carolina Panthers
•Has 117 passing touchdowns and 43 rushing touchdowns in his career and is the only player in NFL history with at least 100 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing touchdowns in his first five seasons.
•Had 35 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns and is the only player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
•Had 3,837 passing yards and 636 rushing yards and became the only player in NFL history to have five different seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards.
•Recorded a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the same game 31 times in his career, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young for the most in NFL history.
•In Week 15 at the New York Giants, became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards (340), 100 rushing yards (100) and five touchdown passes in a single game.

JOSH NORMAN – CB, Carolina Panthers
•Became the first cornerback with two interception-return touchdowns in his team’s first four games to begin a season since Charles Woodson in 2008.

BROCK OSWEILER – QB, Denver Broncos
•Became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to make his first career start and win on his birthday in Denver’s 17-15 win at Chicago in Week 11.

JULIUS PEPPERS – LB, Green Bay Packers
•Has 136 career sacks and surpassed John Abraham (133.5) and DE MARCUS WARE (134.5) to tie for the ninth-most sacks (Jared Allen) since the stat became official in 1982.

ADRIAN PETERSON – RB, Minnesota Vikings
•Led the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards and became the third player in NFL history to lead the league in rushing after his 30th birthday.
•Tied for the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (eight) and La Dainian Tomlinson (nine) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in at least eight different seasons.
•Scored his 100th career touchdown in Week 14 at Arizona in his 117th career game and joined Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN and Smith and Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 rushing yards and 100 total touchdowns in the first 117 games to begin a career.
•Rushed for at least 125 yards five times in 2015 and has 30 career games with at least 125 rushing yards, the sixth most in NFL history.
•Has 18 career games with at least 150 rushing yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Emmitt Smith for the fourth-most in NFL history.
•Rushed for 203 yards in Week 10 at Oakland, his sixth career 200-yard rushing game, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson for the most 200-yard rushing games in NFL history.

THOMAS RAWLS – RB, Seattle Seahawks
•Had 712 rushing yards in his first six starts, the most rushing yards by an undrafted player in his first six career starts since the 1970 merger.
•In Week 11 against San Francisco, became the first rookie with at least 250 scrimmage yards (255), a rushing touchdown and a touchdown catch in the same game in NFL history.

PHILIP RIVERS – QB, San Diego Chargers
•Reached 40,000 career passing yards in his 159th career game in Week 12 at Jacksonville, the fourth-fastest in NFL history.

AARON RODGERS – QB, Green Bay Packers
•Reached 30,000 career passing yards in Week 6 against San Diego in 3,652 attempts, the fewest needed to reach 30,000 passing yards in NFL history. Rodgers reached the mark in his 116th career game, the fourth-fewest games of any player to reach the milestone.

BEN ROETHLISBERGER – QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
•Reached 40,000 career passing yards in Week 8 in his 163rd game and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (165 games) for the fifth fewest games to reach the milestone.
•Passed for 379 yards in Week 10 against Cleveland, the most ever by a quarterback who did not start the game.
•Completed 40 passes in Week 15 against Denver and became the first player in NFL history with two career games with at least 40 completions (40 on October 26, 2014).

MATT RYAN – QB, Atlanta Falcons
•Surpassed 30,000 career passing yards in his 117th career game, the fifth-fastest in NFL history.

ALEX SMITH – QB, Kansas City Chiefs
•Did not throw an interception in 312 pass attempts, the second-longest streak in NFL history (Tom Brady, 358 attempts).

STEVE SMITH, SR. – WR, Baltimore Ravens
•Had 13 receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Cincinnati at 36 years old, joining Tony Gonzalez (36) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown (36) as the only players to have 13 or more receptions after turning 36 years old. His 186 receiving yards are the second-most in a game by a player at age 36 or older, trailing only Terrell Owens (36), who had a 222-yard receiving performance for Cincinnati in 2010.

DARREN SPROLES – RB/PR, Philadelphia Eagles
•Had a punt-return touchdown (89 yards) and a rushing touchdown (one yard) in Week 3 against the New York Jets, his second career performance with a punt-return touchdown and a rushing touchdown (November 10, 2014). He is the fourth player in NFL history to record multiple games with both a punt-return touchdown and a rushing touchdown, joining Ockie Anderson, Curly Oden and Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers.
•Is the only player in NFL history with at least 25 receiving touchdowns (28), 15 rushing touchdowns (20) and five punt-return touchdowns (seven).

MATTHEW STAFFORD – QB, Detroit Lions
•Reached 25,000 caree​r passing yards (25,976) in his 90th game in Week 14 at St. Louis, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (92) for the fewest games to reach the milestone.

RYAN TANNEHILL – QB, Miami Dolphins
•Completed 25 consecutive pass attempts over a two-game span in Weeks 6 and 7 (at Tennessee, vs. Houston), the most consecutive completions in NFL history.

TYROD TAYLOR – QB, Buffalo Bills
•In Week 5 at Tennessee, became the fifth player in NFL history – and only the second in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) – with 100+ passing yards (109), 70+ rushing yards (76) and a reception in the same game.

J.J. WATT – DE, Houston Texans
•Led the NFL with 17.5 sacks and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White as the only players with at least 15 sacks in three of their first five seasons since the statistic became official in 1982.
•Has 21 career multi-sack games, the second-most of any player in his first five seasons. Only White (24) had more multi-sack games in his first five seasons since the statistic became official in 1982.
•Surpassed 70 career sacks in Week 12 against New Orleans in his 75th game, the second-fewest games of any NFL player since the statistic became official in 1982, trailing only White (57 games).

KARLOS WILLIAMS – RB, Buffalo Bills
•Joined Robert Edwards (six in 1998) as the only players to score a touchdown in each of his first six career games.

RUSSELL WILSON – QB, Seattle Seahawks
•Became the first quarterback in NFL history with 4,000 passing yards (4,024), 30 touchdown passes (34) and 500 rushing yards (553) in a season.
•Threw 24 touchdown passes and one interception in Weeks 11-17 (vs. San Francisco, vs. Pittsburgh, at Minnesota, at Baltimore) and became the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 24 touchdowns and have one or zero interceptions in a seven-game span within a season.
•Has 24 games with multiple touchdown passes and no interceptions, the most such performances by any player in his first four seasons since the 1970 merger.
•In Weeks 11-15, became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least three touchdowns and no interceptions in five consecutive games.
•Has seven career games with a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown and no interceptions. Only Cam Newton (12) has more such games in a player’s first four seasons to begin a career.

JAMEIS WINSTON – QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
•Passed for 4,042 yards, the third-most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history.
•Threw 22 touchdown passes, tied with Charkue Conerly for the fourth-most by a rookie in NFL history.
•Had five touchdown passes and no interceptions in Week 11 at Philadelphia and joined Ray Buivid (December 5, 1937) as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

JASON WITTEN – TE, Dallas Cowboys
•Has 1,020 career receptions and joined Tony Gonzalez (1,325) as the only tight ends in NFL history with 1,000 career catches.
•Surpassed 1,000 career receptions in Week 13 at Washington at 33 years, 215 days old, the youngest tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions.

CHARLES WOODSON – S, Oakland Raiders
•Had five interceptions in 2015 and has 65 career interceptions, tied with Ken Riley for fifth on the all-time list.
•Has recorded an interception in 18 consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green (19 seasons) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
•Recorded two interceptions in Week 5 against, the only player in NFL history with two interceptions in a game at age 39 or older. Woodson is one of three players in NFL history with an interception at age 39 or older, joining Green and Clay Matthews, JR.

ADAM VINATIERI – K, Indianapolis Colts
•Is the first player in NFL history to score at least 1,000 points with two different teams (1,095 points with Indianapolis; 1,158 with New England).
•Has made 503 career field goals and surpassed Jason Hanson (495) for the third-most in NFL history.
•Vinatieri also joined Morten Andersen (565) and Gary Anderson (538) as the only players to make 500 career made field goals in a career.

GREG ZUERLEIN – K, St. Louis Rams
•Converted a 61-yard field goal in Week 9 at Minnesota and joined Sebastian Janikowski as the only players in NFL history with two career 60-yard field goals.
 

 

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