30 NFL records that could be broken this season

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15): Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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15. Kansas City Chiefs, Most points scored in a season

The Kansas City Chiefs have been celebrating the second Super Bowl Championship of this era since February. They came off a season where they led the league in points. It’s not that close to the record, coming more than 100 points short of the record held by the 2013 Denver Broncos. That Peyton Manning-led group scored 606 points. Last year’s Chiefs scored 496.

So, then why will this year’s crew score so much more? For one, they will be in some dog fights, and Mahomes will come through. The Eagles, Chargers, Dolphins, and Bills are pretty clearly going to be high-scoring affairs. That could push the Chiefs to 40+ points in each of them. Then, some interesting matchups with the Lions, Jaguars, Bengals, and Jets could also be high-scoring affairs. By now, the Chiefs are at nine games where they might need 40 points to win.

If they do score 35 points per game in those contests, they would need 292 points over the other eight games of the season to break the record. The Chiefs are the type of team that would thrive off a possible record. If they get off to a hot start, they are going to keep their foot on the gas.

They understand the main goal is to win another Super Bowl, but the record is clearly a motivator. This is a team that should own this record.