This NFL regular season was unlike any other in the Super Bowl era.
Teams gained more yards than ever (a combined 693.7 per game, 21.7 higher than the previous record). They scored more points (44.4 combined per game) than any time since 1965. The entire history of the league had produced two 5,000-yard passing seasons; there were three in 2011. Quarterbacks threw for 300 or more yards in a game 121 times, 17 more than ever before.
With Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Matthew Stafford among the quarterbacks chasing a championship as the playoffs begin this weekend, the question becomes: Will this postseason be as pass-heavy and filled with points as the regular season?