The 2022-2023 NFL Season ended on February 12th after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win. Throughout the regular season, stadiums nationwide have been filled with eager fans who have witnessed some exciting highlights, devastating upsets, and record-breaking moments in NFL history.
Some notable statistics include the Philadelphia Eagles’ and Chiefs’ season records of 13-4, the best overall records for the season. The Chicago Bears finished holding the worst record of 3-14.
The Dallas Cowboys had the highest-scoring game of the season when they played Colts on December 4th and ended with 54 points. Eight division winners and six wildcard teams qualified for the NFL playoffs. Of the fourteen qualifying teams that made the playoffs, three were from the same division, the NFC East, which has occurred nine times since 2002.
Throughout the regular season, NFL records were broken on multiple occasions. During week 17, The Eagles broke the record for four players to have double-digit sacks in a single season. Haason Reddick led the charge with 16 sacks, and he and his fellow Eagles finished with a total of 70 sacks, falling just short of taking the 1984 sack record from the Chicago Bears. Additionally, Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs broke the record for the most total offensive yards in a season with 5,570 yards. Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers broke the single-season completion record of 490 completions.
The most memorable games this season include when the Minnesota Vikings played the Buffalo Bills in week ten; The Vikings came back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, and won in overtime. The Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers in week ten, who were coming off five losses in a row. The Packers managed to turn around a 28-14 score by scoring two touchdowns to send the game into overtime, where they scored a game-winning field goal.
The NFL season is always exciting for fans across the country, and with the success of the Eagles this year, Philadelphia received an extra special season. As our attention turns from football to baseball, fans will always be preparing for the 2023-2024 NFL season.