Longstanding team records, held by Hall of Famers Namath and Maynard, could fall Sunday in the final game of the New York Jets' season. It's hard to believe, but the Jets are having a historic season on offense. They need only 272 yards to break the mark for most total net yards in a season (5,896 yards), set in 1985.
Some of the most famous and oldest individual records are being threatened as well. Such as:
Most passing yards -- 4,007: Namath's iconic mark was set in 1967, back in the days of the wide-open AFL. They played only 14 games in that era, which means Namath averaged 286 yards per game. Not too shabby. Fitzpatrick, in his first season with the Jets, needs 284 yards to shatter the 48-year-old record.
Most touchdown passes -- 29: This belongs to Vinny Testaverde, who did it in 1998 -- his first with the Jets. Fitzpatrick stands at 29, thanks to a five-game tear in which he has 13 touchdown passes and only one interception. One note about Testaverde's signature season: He did it in 13 games. He began the season as Glenn Foley's backup, eventually taking over the starting job and leading the Jets to the AFC Championship Game.
Most receiving yards -- 1,434: Not surprisingly, Maynard did it in 1967. Someone had to catch those Namath bombs, right? Marshall needs only 59 yards to pass Maynard. He already has blown away Al Toon's mark for most receptions in a season (93 in 1988); Marshall is up to 101 catches.