Many records have been set in the NFL's history. Some records, on the other hand, have proven difficult to break, and we refer to them as unbreakable NFL records.
Some of these records are classic examples of how, even if they are matched, they may never be broken.
1. Tom Brady's five touchdown passes in one quarter (2009)
Tom Brady set a record with five touchdown passes in one quarter in 2009, thanks to what many called the Titans' "gross incompetence."
Because most teams don't get six possessions in a quarter, it's hard to imagine that record being broken.
2. 336 interceptions by Brett Favre (1991-2010)
While there are a lot of gunslingers out there, none of them can match the legendary No. 4's longevity and durability. Favre led the NFL in interceptions, both good and bad, at the ages of 24 and 39, respectively.
Because of the prevalence of short-to-mid passes in today's NFL, quarterbacks aren't throwing as many picks because they aren't taking as many risks down the field.
3. 4,409 rushed attempts by Emmitt Smith (1990-2004)
If Barry Sanders had stayed two more seasons, he would have been the NFL's hasty king. Smith's rushing record, on the other hand, will live on forever.
Smiths rushed for a record 18,355 yards during his illustrious career. This achievement is unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon.
4. Lose four consecutive Super Bowls (1990-1993)
It can be argued that a team can win four Super Bowls in a row before another team loses the same one. After losing by one point in Super Bowl XXV in the early 1990s, the Bills were uncompetitive in all three Super Bowl games.
In four games, they were defeated by an average of 16.5 points, including a one-point loss in 1990.
5. Sebastian Janikowski 76-yard field goal attempt (2008)
Sebastian attempted a 76-yard field goal in 2008, which landed about 10–11 yards short of the mark, much to the delight of many fans.
Since the NFL doesn't keep track of the longest shot on goal, especially one that came dangerously close to scoring, it's difficult to believe any player would have the audacity to attempt something similar.
6. 73 points in a postseason game (1940)
During the NFL Championship game in 1940, the most lopsided game in NFL history occurred. The Bears humiliated the Redskins at Griffith Stadium by forcing nine turnovers and scoring 11 touchdowns behind their T formation.
Their 73-0 victory was fantastic because the same Redskins had won 7-3 against them three weeks before, and as if that wasn't enough, they were labeled quitters by Griffith, the Redskins' owner when things got complex.
7. 22,895 receiving yards by Jerry Rice (1985-2004)
Rice set a number of records that are unlikely to be broken. His all-time winning record on home soil, on the other hand, is enticing. Fitzgerald is close to tying the record, but he would need to play 6-7 more seasons to do so.
8. 13 consecutive saves (1920-1921)
In 13 games, the team has outscored their opponents 175-0, with 10 wins and three ties. This occurred during the NFL's first two seasons, 1920 and 1921.
Unlike in the modern era of offense, professional football was a less sophisticated sport back then, so stopping a run reduced your opponent's chances of scoring a point.
9. Two Safeties in One Game by Fred Dryer (1973)
A 'Safety' is one of the most uncommon football scores, occurring once every 14.31 games since 1932. Multiple safeties are extremely rare, occurring only 20 times in the last seventy years.
Dryer, one of the most underappreciated defensemen in NFL history, made a significant impact during his 13-year football career with the Rams by scoring two safety goals in one game, which was a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.
10. Percy Harvin's 104-yard kick return without scoring (2011)
Unlike most kick returners, who are told to kneel for a touchback by their coaches, Harvin did so with a kickoff that was about 7 yards deep.
However, Falcons cornerback Owens gave him a diving tackle and knocked him down at the 3-yard line, resulting in his 104-yard play being the longest and lowest scoring in NFL history.
11. Ben Roethlisberger's two-game streak with at least six touchdowns (2014)
Only six touchdowns have been scored by nine quarterbacks in NFL history. Patrick Mahomes was the only player to tie Ben Roethlisberger for the most consecutive touchdowns in a three-game span, but couldn't beat him.
12. Six ties in one season (1932)
Between 1920 and 1973, the NFL did not have overtime, making a game a tie if the score was tied at the end of regulation. The Bears played six games in 1932, with the first three being back-to-back.
Despite this, they were all tied with no points. The NFL, on the other hand, has had a total of 24 ties since implementing sudden death overtime in 1974. In each season, there has only been one draw per team.
13. Andy Livingston scoring a touchdown at age 20 (1964)
Livingston was one of only five players in NFL history to score a touchdown before turning 21. He was granted a special hardship exception at the age of 19 to allow him to leave school early before scoring a return kick in his second football game.
Amobi Okoye (2007) and Tremaine Edmunds (2018) were both drafted before the age of 19.
14. Otto Graham's 10 consecutive league appearances (1946-1955)
This Hall of Fame quarterback, considered by some to be the best quarterback in the game, accomplished what few NFL players could. In a nutshell, his record is regarded as one of the most unbreakable in the NFL.
Otto led his team to a ten-game winning streak in the league. Many players tried, with Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills coming the closest, but their efforts fell short of tying Otto's record.
15. 32 Point Comeback (1993)
To this day, the Buffalo Bills' 32-point comeback in 1993 is regarded as the greatest in NFL history. It is regarded as the first of the most unbreakable NFL records of all time.
It was a game against the Houston Oilers, and they were down 35-3 at the time, but thanks to their replacement, Frank Reich's experience, they turned the game around and won, qualifying for the Super Bowl, which they ultimately lost.
There is no NFL point comeback that compares to the University of Maryland varsity team's 31-point comeback.