Pope has kept 12 clean sheets in 20 appearances since joining the Magpies from Burnley last summer, helping his side to third place in the table.
If Pope can maintain his current run of form, that mark looks very attainable.
The England international has kept six clean sheets in a row, with that run extending to 10 across all competitions. Remarkably, he has not let in a goal since a 4-1 win at Southampton on 6 November, 83 days ago.
Pope still has some way to go in terms of the record for the most consecutive clean sheets by a goalkeeper in the Premier League.
But what is impressive about Pope's current campaign is that he is averaging more saves per match than both Cech and Van der Sar did in their record-breaking campaigns.
Cech, Van der Sar and Pope compared
|Van der Sar 08/09
|Saves per match
Race for the Golden Glove
Up next for Pope and Newcastle in the Premier League is a home fixture against West Ham United on Saturday 4 February.
The Hammers have failed to score in three of their last five away matches, presenting Pope with a good opportunity to extend his streak.
'Best goalkeeper in the world'
Pope’s outstanding performances have drawn praise from his team-mates, manager and former players.
Howe praised Pope’s ability to produce big saves at crucial moments while former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given said the ex-Burnley stopper was in the “best run of form in his career” following the victory at St Mary’s Stadium.
It has been an incredible turnaround for Newcastle, who only kept eight clean sheets last season.
The addition of Pope has helped to transform the backline, and in his current form, breaking Cech’s single-season record looks an achievable target.