From First Kick to Final Whistle, 2012 NFL Season a Year for the Record Books

By Anthony Blake
NFL Records
JD Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 regular season in the NFL was all about records. Unprecedented numbers that many believed would never be touched were eclipsed with relative ease by some of the best players in the game today. Those never before experienced moments were only further enhanced by some of the extraordinary events that transpired during Super Bowl XLVII.

Throughout the NFL Playoffs, several players stood out as a cut above the rest. Both quarterbacks involved in the big game were among those names as Joe Flacco for the Baltimore Ravens finished the postseason with 11 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. He can now essentially write his own check for a contract extension to stay in Charm City.

As for Colin Kaepernick, his performance on the ground was record breaking as he rushed for more yards than any quarterback in history during the course of one postseason. At just 25 years of age in only his ninth career start, there’s no denying the fact that the sky is the limit for the man under center with the San Francisco 49ers.

While Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson made their own respective runs at history during the 2012 regular season, the 2012 postseason was no slouch either. A power outage during the third quarter of the big game only underscored just how much drama was produced by this magical year in the NFL.

As the league heads into another offseason, there’s no doubt that several of these newly made trends will become a part of the standard in the NFL as we know it. Minus the lights going out, expect more of the same explosive and unparalleled experiences during the 2013 NFL campaign.

Anthony Blake is a Writer/Editor for Rant Sports. You Can Follow Him on Twitter, on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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