We’re 13 days away from the start of the 2011 NFL season, when Drew Brees and the Saints face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a Thursday night special. Speaking of special, the most notable No. 13 in NFL history was Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino.
Of course, so many of Marino’s prolific passing records have been toppled in recent years. One record that he still shares likely will go by the wayside this season — but it should be safe through Week 1, assuming Peyton Manning isn’t 100 percent. Manning, whose Colts open the season Sept. 11 at Houston, is tied with Marino for most career 300-yard passing games with 63. The only other active QB in the top 10 on the all-time list is Brees, with 44.