Devin Hester needs just one more kick return touchdown to own the all-time record by himself.
Currently, Hester shares the mark with Brian Mitchell.
But Hester said he isn't too anxious.
"At the end of the day, I have to have patience, and the fans have to have patience. I just realize that, I'm starting to appreciate it more than if I would have broke it earlier this year," he said. "I don't think I would have appreciated it as much.
"But now that I see that it's a big thing, and I'm really looking forward to breaking this record. And now if I break it, I think it would mean more to me. I don't know if this is something God placed in my life, to have patience, and you're not ready to receive this right now. But in a game like this, running a punt back in a game situation like this - winning a game or something like that - would really mean a lot to me. So, be patient with everything and let it happen."
Hester was close to popping a punt return for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions, but he was tripped up by the punter, Nick Harris.