30 NFL records that could be broken this season

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18. Philadelphia Eagles, Most rushing touchdowns all time

There aren’t a ton of rushing records on here. It’s because most rushing records have become untouchable with how little running backs are valued. The team with one superstar running back is even rarer, as just about every team has two and sometimes three running backs they trust. Then, there are the teams that have a rushing quarterback. The Eagles theoretically have five players who can rush for touchdowns at a high level.

Let’s start with running backs. The Eagles said goodbye to Miles Sanders and replaced him with Rashaad Penny. The speedster from Seattle has had injury issues for most of his career, but he has more yards per carry than anyone (he actually doesn’t qualify based on his lack of carries). His 5.7 yards per carry for a career shows he is a big-play machine. Then, D’Andre Swift became available when the Lions drafted Jahmyr Gibbs in the first round. Now, the Eagles have a very dynamic one-two punch. Beyond that, the Eagles have Kenneth Gainwell, who has been very good as a receiving back.

That’s a very dynamic running back room, and it doesn’t even include Boston Scott who scored three touchdowns himself last season. Add in Jalen Hurts, and the Eagles have an impossible-to-stop running game. They were already insanely dynamic last year, coming one rushing touchdown short of the record in the Super Bowl era. The 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers had 33 touchdowns, and last year’s Eagles had 32.

Add in DeVonta Smith, who can always take a carry for big yardage at any point (which the Eagles should absolutely do), and this team is poised to break that record. We’re not targeting the record held by the 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets, which is 38. The Eagles can beat the record of 33 with decent seasons from the running backs and another big season from Hurts.