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Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games


On the same day that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 48, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has extended his streak of consecutive games with 200 yards or more passing to 24.

It’s the second longest streak of 200-or-more-yard games in NFL history, a number that seems nearly as amazing as the fact that it took a quarterback so long to match the 52-year-old John Unitas record of 47 straight games with a touchdown reception.  With all the changes to the rules aimed at promoting passing offense, 200 yards passing for any elite quarterback should be a given.

The record, according to the production crew at Football Night in America, is 45 straight games, set by Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts.

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6 Responses to “Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games”
  1. rc33 says: Oct 7, 2012 3:57 PM

    Hard to imagine Eli will catch Fouts. Even harder to imagine Marino, Brady, Eli’s brother, Warren Moon, etc.. ahven’t thron for 200 yards 24 games in a row. It’s a meaningless, manufactured stat but still an achievement.

  2. njkid says: Oct 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    Amazing feat Eli, you just keep getting better. Nice win today.

  3. kev86 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    Eli is da MANN! Grateful for the Eli Era. GO BLUE!

  4. arrogantnation says: Oct 9, 2012 5:24 PM

    Clutchest QB in the NFL, hands down.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 9, 2012 5:35 PM

    Pointless stat.

  6. hatersweargreen says: Oct 9, 2012 9:40 PM

    really makes you appreciate the consistancy of fouts doesnt it? that’s 3 straight years never having a sub-200 game.

    that being said grats to easy E and I hope he breaks the record 🙂

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