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Eli, Vick are on pace to break Brees’ record

Eli Manning, David Baas AP

For the past few years, we’ve mentioned during the early weeks of the season the quarterbacks who were on pace to break Dan Marino’s single-season passing record of 5,084 yards.

Last year, two quarterbacks surpassed that mark — Drew Brees with 5,476 and Tom Brady with 5,235.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning came close to joining the 5,000-yard club, falling 67 yards short.  Through two games this year, he’s on pace to outdo Brees’ new high-water mark.

That’s right.  With 723 yards passing in two weeks, Eli Manning is on track to throw for 5,784 yards.

Of course, Eli had only 213 yards against the Cowboys.  A 510-yard explosion against the Bucs has put him on a record-setting pace.  To get there, he’ll need to have more games like Week Two than Week One.

Also on track to top Drew’s number is Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who with 688 yards projects to 5504 for the season.  (He also is on pace to throw 48 interceptions.)

Of course, there are 14 games left.  But with two games in the books, a pair of guys are on track to potentially etch their names in the record book.

 

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64 Responses to “Eli, Vick are on pace to break Brees’ record”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:11 PM

    Vick can have it. Eli would rather have the Ws and his health and so would I.

  2. fuzzynuts55 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:11 PM

    Eli will choke. Vick will be injured.

  3. mikealstott says: Sep 19, 2012 9:13 PM

    Vick is on pace to break his leg…

  4. redfield11 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:16 PM

    Vick is probably on pace to break that record on interception return yards

  5. Chip Caray's Eyebrows says: Sep 19, 2012 9:17 PM

    it seems entirely too early to be discussing these sort of things.

  6. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 19, 2012 9:17 PM

    I’ll win the lottery before the headline actually ever happens.

  7. foul83 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:18 PM

    And with Darren’s help we’ll get that chicken.

  8. trefkennedy says: Sep 19, 2012 9:24 PM

    Vick will never throw for 4k yards much less 5k yards

  9. patsfanvt says: Sep 19, 2012 9:24 PM

    also Stafford threw over 5000 yards last years

  10. rickyclark5 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:24 PM

    Its going to take 16 games to put up numbers like that… so i guess Vick is out.

  11. jmclarkent says: Sep 19, 2012 9:25 PM

    Vick will break a rib before he comes close to breaking the the record.

  12. wtfchiefs says: Sep 19, 2012 9:25 PM

    The Chiefs are on pace to go winless…

  13. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Sep 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    Don’t ever mention Vick and Eli in the same sentence ever ! Elisha is in another stratosphere !

  14. 123makarov says: Sep 19, 2012 9:30 PM

    In the next 4 weeks before their bye, the Eagles are going to manage to not turn the ball over and will run up 45+ points on somebody.

    Sadly, at that point, the media will on jump on the bandwagon and jinx Philadelphia.

  15. mike8016 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:30 PM

    With all these rules will have 6000 before we know it

  16. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 19, 2012 9:31 PM

    If we keep running the ball as badly as we have been and as awful as our secondary has looked, he has a shot.

  17. jh500 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:32 PM

    “(He also is on pace to throw 48 interceptions.)”

    and 16 wins

  18. dougydougdoug says: Sep 19, 2012 9:34 PM

    I assumed you meant his interception record. They’re all fighting hard to set that one.

  19. laeaglefan says: Sep 19, 2012 9:37 PM

    I think Vick is more likely to throw 48 interceptions than he is to throw for 5504 yards.

  20. kdish87 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    CJ Spiller is also “on pace” to rush for 2,336 yards this seas.
    Tim Jennings is also “on pace” for 24 interceptions this season.
    And the Cardinals, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, 49ers, Texans are all “on pace” to go 16-0.

    See? I can multiply by 8 too.

  21. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 19, 2012 9:39 PM

    And clay matthews is on pace for a meager 48 sacks.

  22. cooklynn17 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:40 PM

    Well vick has no shot and it dosent help that Eli will be missing his number 1 wideout Thursday night but he has a chance but will play the entire leagues toughest schedule.

  23. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:41 PM

    Eli maybe, Vick no way

  24. jasndc75 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    “Of course, Eli had only 213 yards against the Cowboys. A 510-yard explosion against the Bucs has put him on a record-setting pace. To get there, he’ll need to have more games like Week Two than Week One.”

    no, actually, since the average of the first two is good enough, he needs to have only the sam enumber of weeks like week 2 as those like week 2

  25. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Meanwhile Chris Johnson is on pace to rush for 168 yards this season.

  26. bullcharger says: Sep 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    I don’t think it’s legitimate to use the phrase “on pace” after two games.

    Cam Newton was on pace for 6832 yards after two game last year.

  27. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    Neither of them will reach 5k yards. This is why the new refs are better, the old refs actively enabled these absurd and disgusting passing performances.

  28. bullcharger says: Sep 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    and Brady was on pace for 7520 last year after two games.

  29. daknight93 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Eli has a much better chance than Vick…Vick is injury prone and can’t stay on the field all season.

  30. goeagles55 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Eagles haven’t yet even had a QB throw for over 4000 yards in a season. Nice to see that as long as Vick stays healthy, he should do that.
    (Donovan’s most was 3916 in 2008)

  31. mjkelly77 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Eli, Vick are on pace to break Brees’ record
    ___________________

    I remember when Dmitri Young hit three home runs for the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day in 2005. He was on a pace to hit 486 homers that year. No, that didn’t happen either.

  32. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:49 PM

    Man I drink more Andy Reid Kool-aid than 99% of Eagles fans but even I know Mike Vick ain’t passing for 5,000 yards. Gotta stay on the field to do that. There’s a reason I have a Nick Foles as my 3rd string QB in fantasy, geez….

  33. dkaye179 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:49 PM

    i miss when the NFL had defense.

  34. pftcensorssuck says: Sep 19, 2012 9:51 PM

    Michael Vick is never going to see a 16 game season ….. relax.

  35. mjkelly77 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    “Last year, two quarterbacks surpassed that mark — Drew Brees with 5,476 and Tom Brady with 5,235.

    Giants quarterback Eli Manning came close to joining the 5,000-yard club, falling 67 yards short.”
    __________________

    And Matt StafFORD of the Lions did join the 5,000-yard club, throwing for 5,038 yards. Yet you fail to mention him. Huh.

  36. goodellsadouche says: Sep 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    LMAO!!!! To remotely fathom the dog killa comin close is a RIOT!!

  37. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Sep 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    No one will ever surpass Brett farves legacy in throwing interceptions and his magical 40 interception season. Also because of Aaron rodgers, Brees, and other qbs coaches freak out with 10 interceptions.

  38. tigrrrr says: Sep 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    Vick Is already in the books… With a conviction!

  39. thesmartest1 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:54 PM

    Vick won’t play 16.

  40. lightcleric says: Sep 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    Ha ha, Mike Vick playing that many games in one season.

  41. lilrob10201 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    I doubt that they will break it because Vick has to stay healthy and I so not think Eli would have 500 passing yards every game like that.

  42. bobcat252525 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    Don’t forget Matt Stafford also belongs to the 5000 yard club.

  43. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 19, 2012 9:58 PM

    CJ2K is on track for something like 150 yards this season too

  44. tebowspeech says: Sep 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    Watch out Eric Dickerson – here comes C.J. Spiller!

  45. gcsuk says: Sep 19, 2012 10:03 PM

    As much as I would love to see Eli have another 500 yard day, I could do without another 3 pick day. He doesn’t need to set records to prove his value as a QB. Giants fans know and appreciate what he means to this team.

  46. painkiller20 says: Sep 19, 2012 10:04 PM

    Vick’s on pace for 48 interceptions too. Would you look at that. Just look at it!

  47. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    How come I don’t have as much faith in these two breaking the record as I did in Brees doing it last year?

  48. dkrauss93 says: Sep 19, 2012 10:54 PM

    The Miami Dolphins are on pace for a 8-8 which is on pace for tied in 1st place in AFC East!

  49. 989lions says: Sep 19, 2012 11:25 PM

    Oh yeah stafford didn’t have 5000 last season it was just me playing madden….

  50. wlubake says: Sep 20, 2012 12:01 AM

    Someone said “Eli will choke.”

    Yes, because if there is one thing Eli Manning is known for, it is choking. Or the complete opposite.

  51. tatum064 says: Sep 20, 2012 12:08 AM

    redfield11 says:
    Sep 19, 2012 9:16 PM
    Vick is probably on pace to break that record on interception return yards

    ==========

    Praying to the football gods Vick wins a Super Bowl to shut these a-holes up once and for all.

    I’m not even an Eagles fan, but it would be worth it.

  52. doubledogcatch says: Sep 20, 2012 12:19 AM

    There’s some back up tight end for the chargers on pace for like 40 td’s. Crazy and stupid.

  53. kaferwerks says: Sep 20, 2012 12:24 AM

    Those of you complaining that Matthew stafford didn’t get a mention….re-read the article. It’s about surpassing marinos record, not being in the 5k club.

  54. 6250claimer says: Sep 20, 2012 1:06 AM

    @dkaye179 says:
    Sep 19, 2012 9:49 PM
    i miss when the NFL had defense.
    …….
    Oh, the Cardinals have a defense, ask Tom Brady. Vick will be bottled up and tossed around like a rag doll on Sunday. Somehow the Iggles are favored on the road, despite their 9 turnovers in 2 games, and that stout Cards D. Cardinals by 9 and Vick throws 3 more picks, Cards block at least one kick, and P.Peterson runs wild – MARK IT!

  55. geniusfan says: Sep 20, 2012 1:13 AM

    “Michael Vick is never going to see a 16 game season ….. relax.”

    But Vick has started and completed a 16 game season before in 2006, he also had started 15 games in 2005, 2004 and 2002.

    Michael Vick threw for 371 yards vs the Ravens defense, he had a completion rate over 70% and his YPA was over 11.

    Vick can play people, he’s a good quarterback give the guy some credit here. Why don’t you look for a quarterback that’s done nearly as well against the Ravens defense lately you’d be looking for a long time trust me.

  56. larryjames836 says: Sep 20, 2012 1:15 AM

    Eli Manning and Micheal Vick can pace themselves but talking about broking Drew Brees record it want happen this season. Drew Brees are coming back so this mean Brees will be at 6,500 or 7,000 yards by the end of the season. New Orleans Saints they said is at the bottom not for long Drew Brees he’s on his way back.

  57. dangeralert says: Sep 20, 2012 2:15 AM

    Pretty sure I have a better chance of playing a full season than Mike Vick does…

  58. tangeuray says: Sep 20, 2012 3:24 AM

    At first I thought these clowns were on pace to break an Interception record…Ohh wait just Vick is.

  59. dannythebisforbeast says: Sep 20, 2012 5:39 AM

    Marino would have 6,000 yards in the no touch league.

  60. crawfishtale says: Sep 20, 2012 8:15 AM

    Speaking of making note of the tabulated ‘early returns’, I would be on track for besting Husain Bolt in the 200 meter dash unless he was lucky in the last 20 seconds of the race…and also unless the guy with the pistol pulled the trigger that would let Bolt leave the starting blocks.

  61. bkh405 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:23 AM

    Whiny Stafford fans,
    the article is in reference to passing Marino’s mark. Something your boy didn’t do.

  62. raiderapologist says: Sep 20, 2012 9:23 AM

    Carson Palmer is on pace for 5,360. And 0-16.

  63. tom69876 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    guys, it is only going in the week 3. This is stupid.

  64. kspl1 says: Sep 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    U children need to stop with the blatant Vick hating

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