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Rodgers, Rivers, Vick make NFL history

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As MDS recently pointed out, the 400-yard passing game is no longer special.  It got less special on Sunday.

According to the NFL, three quarterbacks threw for more than 400 yards and no interceptions on the same day for the first time in league history.

The trio consists of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and Eagles quarterback Mike Vick.

Further confirming the meaninglessness of the 400-yard passing game, Vick threw for 428 yards, two touchdowns, and no picks — and lost.

Already this year, there have been five 400-yard, no-pick performances through two weeks of action.  The record for a full season is six.

In all, there have been six 400-yard passing performances, the most in any two-week span in league history.

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41 Responses to “Rodgers, Rivers, Vick make NFL history”
  1. shayeezy says: Sep 15, 2013 10:05 PM

    yeah, nothing at all wrong with the rules favoring the offense. carry on.

  2. sdcameron says: Sep 15, 2013 10:06 PM

    400 yards and no picks is what I think you meant.

  3. jtumen88 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:07 PM

    the feature back keeps slowly diminishing. its a different game now

  4. sbc85 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:08 PM

    “Further confirming the meaninglessness of the 400-yard passing game, Vick threw for 428 yards, two touchdowns, and no picks — and lost.”
    —-
    Well, he played against one of the other two QBs who also threw more than 400 – Philip Rivers. One of them had to lose.

  5. omegalh says: Sep 15, 2013 10:13 PM

    400 yard passers generally lose. They pass to catch up.

  6. FinFan68 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:13 PM

    Just imagine how crazy the numbers would be for guys like Marino, Fouts, Moon, Elway, etc. if they could have played their prime years with the philosophy and rules of today’s game.

  7. berrianthehatchet says: Sep 15, 2013 10:15 PM

    400 yards passing? Said every Vikings qb for last ten years.

  8. icanspeel says: Sep 15, 2013 10:17 PM

    500 yard passing games is the new 400. and 400 is the new 300.

  9. jetsclaps says: Sep 15, 2013 10:21 PM

    Even so, I still wouldn’t call them “meaninglessness.”

  10. cheffyglenn says: Sep 15, 2013 10:21 PM

    Christian Pondered the idea of passing for 400 yards but thought it was a ridiculous number for him.

  11. brassknuckles47 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:22 PM

    Rivers is better then either of those CFL punks.

  12. roderickmelvinjohnson says: Sep 15, 2013 10:25 PM

    Philip Rivers will be on my fantasy team as of….now

  13. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 15, 2013 10:26 PM

    Come on, guys. Christian Ponder is very capable of 400 yards passing…

    over a two game span.

    Now, doing so without throwing picks…

    I mean…

    I can’t even type it without laughing.

  14. ghjjf says: Sep 15, 2013 10:31 PM

    They need to get rid of the no contact beyond 5 yards rule and change the rule to make it intentional grounding on throw aways outside of the pocket.

  15. scmems07 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:35 PM

    And someone in here said kaepernik is better than Rogers….what a joke

  16. black59razor says: Sep 15, 2013 10:39 PM

    Two of these things are not (remotely) like the other….

  17. johninthewest says: Sep 15, 2013 10:49 PM

    Peyton Manning surpassed 60,000 today

  18. bbk1000 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:54 PM

    I first thought it was going to be animal killing thread…..shame on me..

  19. unrulyondamic says: Sep 15, 2013 11:00 PM

    Backs are like receiver/backs now, racking up the easy completions

  20. mackcarrington says: Sep 15, 2013 11:02 PM

    Yes. Throwing for 400 yards in a game is just… meaningless. Running for 100 yards in a game is just… meaningless.
    Scoring more points and touchdowns than the other team is just… meaningless.
    Winning more games than the other teams is just… meaningless.

  21. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 15, 2013 11:04 PM

    Cam did it for his first two games of his career. No biggie.

  22. chaseutley says: Sep 15, 2013 11:05 PM

    QB numbers are getting nutty. RG3 had 320 passing yards and was TERRIBLE!

  23. blakeinfla says: Sep 15, 2013 11:11 PM

    Sometimes I come to visit 2013 from the future just to see how things are…lol. In the future there are only orange cones out there as defense. Oddly enough Robotic Goodell still fines them for illegal hits…..hmm….ok back to my job( collecting checks from gov)

  24. samquix says: Sep 15, 2013 11:23 PM

    Drafted Rivers as a backup in fantasy. Have Peyton as my starter. Selling high as of right…………now

  25. phinfan527 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:24 PM

    Love to see Marino play today with these pansy rules. He’d have 400 yards passing in his sleep.

  26. bighurt228 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:34 PM

    Might as well play 7 on 7

  27. gb4mn0 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:35 PM

    All you trolls picking on Christine Pondexter should be ashamed. Now contra will verbally slap you with his lavender patten leather purse that Christine gave him for being his No1 fan.

  28. krishnasherchan says: Sep 15, 2013 11:49 PM

    428 yards and Vick lost? This will dog him for the rest of his career.

  29. julioooooooooo says: Sep 15, 2013 11:49 PM

    “Vick threw for 428 yards, two touchdowns, and no picks — and lost.”

    Sounds about right. Vick will always be a loser.

  30. cardmagnet says: Sep 15, 2013 11:53 PM

    Y’all are stretching things too far to make history. “Complex” stat lines aren’t really meaningful stats. This is just as bad as “The -team- are undefeated when the sun shines on the west side of the stadium” lines broadcasters love to spout out.

  31. photoguy13 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:29 AM

    I suppose that Kaepernick will be the fourth QB to get 400 yards passing today. That’s sarcasm for you folks in Rio Linda.

  32. packfaninchitown says: Sep 16, 2013 1:03 AM

    I’m thrilled that Rodgers had such a great day.

    Having said that, I’ve never understood why a receiver’s yards after the catch are credited to the QB…

  33. donth8thehorns says: Sep 16, 2013 1:11 AM

    Ponder sucks, but coming into the season alot of my fellow Vikings rubes were thinking we were just a QB away. I predicted a 5-11 season and that night be heavy the way our o-line and D are playing in addition to ponders lack of talent! What’s worse is Jacksonville and Cleveland could be worse! Get ready for teddy

  34. ballreaper says: Sep 16, 2013 3:31 AM

    As a fan i was totally entertain by that eagles chargers game , The eagles and vick are truly fun to watch and you hope somewhere they find a way to make whatever points they put up to hold.
    We only have a handful of team that provides this entertainment , since we are subjected to alot of bad teams due to the lack of quality QB’s.

  35. afcdomination says: Sep 16, 2013 3:42 AM

    last year I definitely wanted to blame the terrible D, this year it seems like it has far more to do with most teams struggling to run the ball. they are simply dropping back every play now, and if they run its on a QB scramble.

  36. gmsingh says: Sep 16, 2013 6:17 AM

    Wow, that is impressive! Wait until next year when the NFL makes tackling illegal–imagine the numbers these guys will put up then! At this point the NFL needs an asterisk next to every “record” that’s made.

  37. stellarperformance says: Sep 16, 2013 7:19 AM

    Arena football on a larger scale.

  38. axespray says: Sep 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    if it were Brady or Peyton throwing 400 yards this week – we’d be busy anointing ‘em and proclaiming, “Johnny U – who? Peyton BABY!”

    But since it was Rodgers – we’ve all gotta pull a skip bayless and make excuses for his success…
    “400 yards passing no longer special.”

  39. jerrykramer says: Sep 16, 2013 11:13 AM

    I believe that in the case of Rodgers, about 278 of his passing yards came after the catch. Pretty impressive cast of receivers.

  40. greenbaypackersowner says: Sep 16, 2013 2:55 PM

    Aaron Rodgers – 6000 yds and 60 td’s this season!

  41. teamnorsecore says: Sep 17, 2013 10:12 AM

    Glad to see the Vikings are the topic of discussion on here by so many Pack fans. I LOVE IT!!!!

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