Six quarterbacks stepping up

Tennessee has made its mark this season. So have Cincinnati and Detroit for different reasons.

But one of the main storylines of this season is the success of the passers.

Entering Week 9, there are six quarterbacks with a 100.0 passer rating, which is unprecedented.

There have only been eight seasons in history with more than one quarterback posting such a rating. Now granted, the weather is just starting to get cold, and the ball is just beginning to get slippery, and the numbers probably will drop some. But where they are now is at all-time highs.

Just look at the evidence.

The seasons with the most quarterbacks with a 100.0 passer rating:

1998: Randall Cunningham (106.0), Vinny Testaverde (101.6), Steve Young (101.1), Chris Chandler (100.9)

2004: Peyton Manning (121.1), Daunte Culpepper (110.9), Drew Brees (104.8), Donovan McNabb (104.7)

2007: Tom Brady (117.2), Ben Roethlisberger (104.1), David Garrard (102.2)

1966: Bart Starr (105.0), Len Dawson (101.7)

1976: Ken Stabler (103.4), Bert Jones (102.5)

1984: Dan Marino (108.9), Joe Montana (102.9)

2000:
Brian Griese (102.9), Trent Green (101.8)

2005: Peyton Manning (104.1), Carson Palmer (101.1)

2008: Philip Rivers (107.8), Tony Romo (103.5), Kurt Warner (102.1), Drew Brees (101.6), Jason Campbell (100.5), Chad Pennington (100.5)

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