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Could these NFL records be broken soon?

Some records are meant to be broken. Others will never be touched.

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While sports are built on numbers, NFL.com identified seven records that we could see fall in the near future. Two of them involve Giants players: one the holder and the other the potential breaker.

First up is Hall of Famer Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5, which he set in 2001. NFL.com said if anyone breaks it, two-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt is the man who could make it happen.

"Since the advent of the statistic, Watt is the only player with multiple seasons of at least 20 sacks," Chris Wesseling wrote. "His 2014 season is the most dominant we have witnessed by a defensive player since the prime of Lawrence Taylor's career. Watt's 2012 season isn't far behind. Nobody can claim to be surprised if Watt racks up 25 sacks in 2015."

On the flip side, could Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. approach Calvin Johnson's 2012 mark of 1,964 receiving yards in a single season? NFL.com thinks so.

"An uncoverable Beckham averaged nine receptions, 133 yards and one touchdown over nine games as a rookie full-time starter," Wesseling added.

"Prorated to 16 games, those numbers equate to 144 receptions, 2,128 yards and 16 scores. The most dynamic athlete in the NFL, Beckham is no one-year wonder, even if defenses send more double teams his way in 2015. With extraordinary suddenness, graceful quick-twitch athleticism, vice-grip hands, rare ball skills, easy leaping ability, improvisational creativity and precision route running from both outside spots as well as the slot, Beckham is a nightmare for opposing defensive backs."

Check out photos from the career of Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan

Additionally, NFL.com identified the following records as ones that could be in jeopardy and the potential future record holders:

  • Peyton Manning's 5,477 passing yards (2013): Andrew Luck, Colts
  • Peyton Manning's 55 touchdowns (2013): Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  • Marvin Harrison's 143 receptions (2002): Antonio Brown, Steelers
  • Randy Moss's 23 receiving touchdowns (2007): Dez Bryant, Cowboys
  • Eric Dickerson's 2,105 rushing yards (1984): Adrian Peterson, Vikings
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