Brady, Brees, Rodgers remain ahead of pace for Marino’s record

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After a crazy start to this NFL season, the passing numbers in the NFL have come back to earth a bit recently, with only three quarterbacks topping 300 yards in Week Seven.

But three quarterbacks remain on pace to break Dan Marino’s NFL record for passing yards in a season. In 1984, Marino passed for 5,084 yards. This year Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are all ahead of Marino’s pace.

As he has been since throwing for 517 yards in Week One, Brady is leading the way. With 2,163 yards in six games, Brady is on pace to finish the season with 5,768 — well ahead of Marino’s mark.

Slightly behind Brady’s pace is Drew Brees, who has 2,477 yards in seven games and is on pace for 5,662. Brees is coming off a stunning game against the Colts, when he completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards, with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He also passed up an opportunity to pad his stats, coming out of the game late in the third quarter.

Rodgers has 2,372 yards in seven games, putting him on pace for 5,421 yards on the season, and he may be having the best season of anyone, with a passer rating of 125.7. (Peyton Manning’s single-season record is 121.1.)

Marino said early this month that he thought four or five guys could break his record. That’s overstating things, but not by a lot: If Brady, Brees and Rodgers all stay healthy, all three of them have a real chance.

47 responses to “Brady, Brees, Rodgers remain ahead of pace for Marino’s record

  1. Rodgers is on pace to break Marino’s passing yards record, Manning’s passer rating record, and Brees’ completion percentage record.

    Can’t imagine that he will stay at that pace, but for a team with the champion’s target on their backs that’s pretty damn impressive.

  2. I’m quite aware avaughn02. If AR didn’t break the yardage record but brought back another Lombardi Trophy, I’d be in ecstacy.

  3. Case in point: Cam Newton has 2100+ passing yards and is 2-5. Think he’d trade a few hundred passing yards for a couple more wins?

  4. What has happened to Defense lately?

    We used to have countdowns weekly on the hardest hits of the week. i.e. “JACK’D UP!”

    This league is getting soft.

  5. xstaticonradio says:
    Oct 28, 2011 7:58 PM
    I think Brees has the best chance. No cold weather games.

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    Just checked the schedule. That is crazy!

    How do they have only one game left on their schedule that is played outside? (Tennessee)

    If they get homefield advantage throughout. They may never play outdoors again.

  6. dude Cam Newton is not the reason the Panthers are 2-5… Arizono, Green Bay, New Orleans, and Chicago were all games that could have gone either way.

    Two rookie D tackles and 2 probowl linebackers in IR has hurt the defense incredibly.

    But Ron Rivera is defensive coach and he will get the most out of his defense. Look for Cam Newton and the Panthers to make a run at the playoffs this year

  7. > If they get homefield advantage throughout.

    Lost to Green Bay. If it’s GB and NO, they’ll be playing at Lambeau.

  8. > If they get homefield advantage throughout.

    Lost to Green Bay. If it’s GB and NO, they’ll be playing at Lambeau.

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    GB’s got win more game first buddy, long way to go …

  9. Passing numbers are indeed coming back to earth as Defenses begin to catch up to Offenses that had a major upper hand with the shortened off-season.

    Elite QBs and coaches smart enough to unleash them early on have done particularly well.

    Now that Defenses have adjusted coaches are looking to get back to a more balanced offense which is what is ideal for the long term

  10. trbowman how about that Ingram huh? Boy you sure called it on that one with your obsession with the guy. Are you popping the champagne?
    Look out for Chris Ivory.

  11. snarkzilla says:
    Oct 28, 2011 8:57 PM
    > If they get homefield advantage throughout.

    Lost to Green Bay. If it’s GB and NO, they’ll be playing at Lambeau.

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    Thanx for proving my point of “If they get”.

    I didn’t see they have it.

  12. ‘GB’s got win more game first buddy, long way to go …’

    So does everyone else.

    Person was commenting on NO having home field advantage. At this point, for NO to pass GB, they would need to win out and Green Bay needs to lose 3 games for that to happen.

  13. pilot2011 is living in a fantasy world. Panthers might win six games this year. Make all the excuses you want, but that isn’t going to be a winning team this year.

  14. notdemfalcons says:
    Oct 28, 2011 9:40 PM
    > If they get homefield advantage throughout.

    Lost to Green Bay. If it’s GB and NO, they’ll be playing at Lambeau.

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    GB’s got win more game first buddy, long way to go …

    That is true but The Saints have to win two more than the Packers to have home field over them.
    Besides the saints might not even make the NFC championship game ……Yes this is a biased opinion

  15. @bearsrulepackdrool, that probably has something to do with the fact the best hit of the week (Pollard on Monday night) drew a flag and a $10k fine.

  16. Marino’s record stands in a time where defenders were still allowed to play defense. QBs today are GREAT, but the stats are inflated. Especially this year.

  17. Hate to break it to the “whodats,” but your team stands no chance of passing Green Bay for HFA…as someone already pointed out, GB would have to lose 3 and NO would have to win out. Neither would happen…both will lose one or two, (I suspect Green Bay will lose 2) but New Orleans’ defense, at home or at Lambeau, can’t keep up with Green Bay…overmatched by offensive weapons. I think Green Bay can get a stop on that offense (your boy throws too many ints ala Brett Favre 93) and your Saints stand no chance at Lambeau, in January. Thanks for playing

  18. Hate to break it to the “whodats,” but your team stands no chance of passing Green Bay for HFA…as someone already pointed out, GB would have to lose 3 and NO would have to win out. Neither would happen…both will lose one or two, (I suspect Green Bay will lose 2) but New Orleans’ defense, at home or at Lambeau, can’t keep up with Green Bay…overmatched by offensive weapons. I think Green Bay can get a stop on that offense (your boy throws too many ints ala Brett Favre 93) and your Saints stand no chance at Lambeau, in January. Thanks for playing
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    We came within 1 yr of beating you last time and now we have the experience of playing at lambeau. BTW we have just as many weapons as you do buddy and you got no one like sproles. In my opinion he is the x-factor

  19. Hate to break it to the “whodats,” but your team stands no chance of passing Green Bay for HFA…as someone already pointed out, GB would have to lose 3 and NO would have to win out. Neither would happen…both will lose one or two, (I suspect Green Bay will lose 2) but New Orleans’ defense, at home or at Lambeau, can’t keep up with Green Bay…overmatched by offensive weapons. I think Green Bay can get a stop on that offense (your boy throws too many ints ala Brett Favre 93) and your Saints stand no chance at Lambeau, in January. Thanks for playing

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    LOL, you’re scared and you know it.

  20. Brees has the best shot of breaking the record. New England tends to go up and down with respect to how much they throw the ball. Rodgers has a shot but no team loves to throw the ball more than New Orleans.

  21. herlies says: Oct 28, 2011 7:23 PM

    Rodgers is on pace to break Marino’s passing yards record, Manning’s passer rating record, and Brees’ completion percentage record.
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    You also forgot to mention Brady’s single season touchdowns record (50). Rodgers is on pace for 53 touchdowns this year.

  22. mdd913 says:
    Oct 29, 2011 10:37 AM
    Hate to break it to the “whodats,” but your team stands no chance of passing Green Bay for HFA…as someone already pointed out, GB would have to lose 3 and NO would have to win out. Neither would happen…both will lose one or two, (I suspect Green Bay will lose 2) but New Orleans’ defense, at home or at Lambeau, can’t keep up with Green Bay…overmatched by offensive weapons. I think Green Bay can get a stop on that offense (your boy throws too many ints ala Brett Favre 93) and your Saints stand no chance at Lambeau, in January. Thanks for playing

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    LOL, you’re scared and you know it.

    LOL, scared of what? First, who said I was a Packers fan? Second, the Packers are superior to the Saints at nearly every position, including quarterback – yeah, quarterback. Better LBs, better OL, better WR (Saints’ best WR might crack the GB 5 WR set on his best day) better kicker, way better on DBs, better coach, better special teams, and your x-factor won’t do crap outside, in Wisconsin, in January. The Saints might have a slightly better outside pass rush, but I would bet on Aaron Rodgers vs the Saints front four every time. How many INTs does Brees have to this point YTD? Fire up your google skills and see how many INTs Brett Favre had in 1993…that’s what your boy Brees looks like this year. Ask Packers fans what they think of how the 93 season ended for the Packers.

    I also think it’s laughable how the Saints fans still use the collective “we” when they talk about their football team. When Jason Garrett gets fired and Sean Payton shows why he truly moved to Dallas, you will understand there is no “we” in that equation.

  23. Why do you keep bringing up the 93 Packers?

    And you are way out of line saying the packers have a better O-line. The Saints have the best two guards in football and consistently are in the top 5 in least sacks given up in a season.

    To say Marcus Colston would be the 6th best receiver on the Pack is just not true and an extremely bias moronic thing to say. We also have the best TE in the league.

    Better coach? No. Sean Payton has done way more with less and has the biggest cahunas in the league.

    Saints backfield is better too. Ivory, Ingram, Sproles, and Thomas would all get significant playing time on any team in the league. Who do the Pack have after James Starks (who’s not that great to begin with)? Ryan Grant? That dude is always hurt and hasnt been good in years anyway.

    Have to run the ball to win in Jan.

  24. Apparently I underestimated your google skills…in 1993, Favre’s first full season as a starter, he threw for 24 tds and 30 ints…lots of highlights but bad throws at bad times and the season ended with a dull thud.

    As for your guards, go ahead and grab a dictionary and look up “hyperbole.” If you think either of your guards are better than Josh Sitton, you will see your last post next to the definition of hyperbole in the dictionary. Carl Nicks? The best in the league? Let’s see who (in addition to hoisting another Lombardi come February) has “all-pro” next to his name. It won’t be either of your guys…next?

  25. keramidas21 says: Oct 29, 2011 12:46 PM

    herlies says: Oct 28, 2011 7:23 PM

    Rodgers is on pace to break Marino’s passing yards record, Manning’s passer rating record, and Brees’ completion percentage record.
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    You also forgot to mention Brady’s single season touchdowns record (50). Rodgers is on pace for 53 touchdowns this year.

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    20 TDs in 7 games is 2.85 a game, multiplied by 16 games equals a bit over 45 for 16 games. That would place him 4th all-time.

    He is on pace for 45 not 53.

  26. Ill bet you my house Brees doesn’t throw 30 ints. Ill take yours if I win.

    Dude is off to a great year. Did you not see that game against Indy? 31-35 with 5 td’s. I’m sure you dont have great math skills, but that’s more td’s than incompletions.

    Go away

  27. I think Green Bay can get a stop on that offense (your boy throws too many ints ala Brett Favre 93) and your Saints stand no chance at Lambeau, in January. Thanks for playing
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    He didn’t throw any in Lambeau this year.

    Thanks for playing.

  28. nowillrepeat says:Oct 29, 2011 3:47 PM
    “And you are way out of line saying the packers have a better O-line. The Saints have the best two guards in football and consistently are in the top 5 in least sacks given up in a season.
    To say Marcus Colston would be the 6th best receiver on the Pack is just not true and an extremely bias moronic thing to say. We also have the best TE in the league.
    Better coach? No. Sean Payton has done way more with less and has the biggest cahunas in the league.
    Saints backfield is better too. Ivory, Ingram, Sproles, and Thomas would all get significant playing time on any team in the league. Who do the Pack have after James Starks (who’s not that great to begin with)? Ryan Grant? That dude is always hurt and hasnt been good in years anyway.
    Have to run the ball to win in Jan.”

    Sean Payton has done way more with less, yet your other 5 or so paragraphs are about why your oline/HBs/TE are better…. you guys talking like your team can walk in lambeau and it’ll be a cake walk, how many road playoff wins does Sean Payton & Drew Brees have again?

    I think I’ll go ask Rex Grossmen & Marshawn Lynch how great the saints are in road playoff games.

  29. Sean Payton has done way more with less, yet your other 5 or so paragraphs are about why your oline/HBs/TE are better…. you guys talking like your team can walk in lambeau and it’ll be a cake walk, how many road playoff wins does Sean Payton & Drew Brees have again?

    I think I’ll go ask Rex Grossmen & Marshawn Lynch how great the saints are in road playoff games.
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    They won the Super Bowl on the road.

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