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New York Giants Records: What marks could be set this season?

As part of our Q&A series with SB Nation we were asked 'What franchise or NFL records could be broken this season?'

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As part of our continuing question-and-answer series with the mothership,, today we look at some of the franchise records held by current New York Giants. In addition, records that current Giants could approach or surpass this season.

Quarterback Eli Manning already owns the Giants' record for most career passes completed, with 2,612. He could surpass Phil Simms in a couple of categories this season. Simms has a franchise record 4.647 pass attempts. Manning is less than 200 away at 4,457. Manning could also pass Simms in passing yardage this season. Simms has 33,462 to 31,527 for the current Giants' signal-caller.

Manning also owns the top two marks in franchise history for passes completed in a single season, 359 and 339, and the record for most attempts in a season, 589 in 2011.

One thing you don't think of when you discuss Manning is record-setting completion percentages. He does, however, have the most accurate season in Giants' history, completing 339-of-589 (62.89 percent) in 2010.

Another mark owned by Manning is the single-season passing yardage record of 4,933, set in 2011.

Cornerback Corey Webster is tied for 10th on the team's all-time interceptions list with 20. In his sights are Phillippi Sparks (22), Terry Jackson (24) and Terry Kinard (27).

David Wilson had 1,533 kickoff return yards a season ago, good enough to put him into eighth place on the Giants' all-time list. The career kickoff return yardage record for the Giants is 3,163 by Clarence Childs. That means Wilson is basically halfway there.

Wilson had 1,925 all-purpose yards in 2012. Only five seasons in Giants' history have been better than that, all compiled by Tiki Barber. Barber's best was 2,390 yards in 2005.

Justin Tuck is sixth on the franchise's all-time sacks list at 49.5. He would need a monster season to catch Keith Hamilton (63 sacks) for fifth place.

The most 50+ yard field goals in a season by a Giants placekicker is three, a record shared by Jay Feely, Steve Christie and Joe Danelo. Current placekicker Josh Brown is 29-of-45 from beyond 50 yards in his career and has six seasons to his credit where he has made at least three.

Victor Cruz holds the record for single-season receiving yards, having gained 1,536 yards in 2011.

Steve Weatherford set a franchise-record in 2012, averaging 47.5 yards per punt.