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By Kevin Fishbain

Plenty of records fell in 2011. All-time records such as Dan Marino's single-season passing-yards mark and Kellen Winslow's single-season receiving yards for a tight end were surpassed — twice. The NFL will be doing some rewriting of its record book this offseason.

Throughout the league, franchise records were broken, as well. Teams will be updating media guides based on some of the single-game and season performances during the 2011 season.

Here is a list of records broken or tied this past season, one for each club.

Cardinals: WR Larry Fitzgerald surpassed Roy Green (69) for the most total touchdowns in team history with 73.

Falcons: QB Matt Ryan set a single-season team record with 4,177 passing yards.

Ravens: Tied a franchise record with nine sacks in a Week 12 victory over the 49ers.

Bills: WR Stevie Johnson became the first Bills wide receiver to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Panthers: CB Chris Gamble now has the most interceptions in team history with 27.

Bears: RB Matt Forté (1,487 scrimmage yards) became the first Bear with 1,000 scrimmage yards in his first four seasons.

Bengals: WR A.J. Green had 1,057 receiving yards, the most ever by a Bengals rookie.

Browns: P Brad Maynard tied Bryan Wagner's team record (32, 1989) for most punts inside the 20 in a single season.

Cowboys: Rookie RB DeMarco Murray set a team single-game record with 253 rushing yards in Week Seven.

Broncos: OLB Von Miller recorded 11½ sacks, the most ever by a Broncos rookie.

Lions: Set franchise records for total net yards (6,337) and points scored (474) in a season.

Packers: WR Donald Driver became the first Packer with 10,000 career receiving yards (10,060).

Texans: RB Arian Foster's 29 career rushing touchdowns is most all-time for Texans.

Colts: RB Donald Brown's 80-yard touchdown run in Week 15 tied for the longest run in franchise history.

Jaguars: RB Maurice Jones-Drew's 1,606 rushing yards were most in team history.

Chiefs: LB Derrick Johnson recorded 179 tackles, the highest single-season total in Chiefs history (based on coaches' film review).

Dolphins: WR Brandon Marshall became the first Dolphins receiver to have 80-plus receptions in two consecutive seasons.

Vikings: DE Jared Allen set the team's single-season sack record with 22.

Patriots: QB Tom Brady broke his own team record with 5,235 passing yards.

Saints: TE Jimmy Graham became the first tight end in team history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.

Giants: WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks became first Giants teammates to have 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.

Jets: KR Joe McKnight's 107-yard kickoff-return touchdown in Week Four was the longest play in Jets history.

Raiders: P Shane Lechler had an 80-yard punt in Week 12, longest in team history.

Eagles: With 20 total TDs, LeSean McCoy now holds the Eagles' single-season record.

Steelers: WR Hines Ward became the first Steeler to have 1,000 career receptions.

Rams: RB Steven Jackson's seventh consecutive season with 1,000 or more rushing yards is the longest streak in Rams history.

Chargers: TE Antonio Gates (593) passed Charlie Joiner (586) for most catches in franchise history. 

49ers: First team in NFL history not to allow a rushing TD in its first 14 games of a season.

Seahawks: RB Marshawn Lynch had a TD in a team-record 11 consecutive games.

Buccaneers: CB Ronde Barber (225) passed Derrick Brooks (224) for most games played in team history.

Titans: Matt Hasselbeck joined Warren Moon as the only QBs in club history to throw for 3,500 yards in a season.

Redskins: RB Roy Helu set a team single-game record with 14 receptions in Week Nine.

PFW associate editor Eli Kaberon contributed to this article.

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