Posts Tagged ‘Drew Brees’

Data Points: Brees takes lead in record chase

Last week, we mentioned that Tom Brady would have to have an absolutely abysmal game in Pittsburgh to drop off the pace to break Dan Marino‘s record for most passing yards in a season. Well, he’s still on pace to shatter that mark of 5,084, but Brady’s bad day actually pushed him down to third on the list of candidates to set the new mark.

Data Points: Still three for the show

There’s no change in our weekly update of the quarterbacks on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing yardage record. But here’s a little extra food for thought: If Patriots QB Tom Brady is held to 62 yards passing this week at Pittsburgh, he will still be on pace to break Marino’s mark of 5,084 yards.

Data Points: Brees getting picked more often

The torrid pace that Saints QB Drew Brees set in the first three weeks of the season has slowed down just a bit — he had thrown three TD passes in each of his first three games. Still, what was even more impressive for the number of pass attempts is that he had tossed only two interceptions in that span. The last three games have seen a dramatic reversal. It’s understandable that Brees hasn’t kept up the pace with TD passes, but he’s actually thrown more picks than scoring passes.

Data Points: And then there were three

Since neither starting QB in the Monday night game has any chance of being mistaken for Dan Fouts, we’ll go ahead and update our weekly look at who’s on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing record right now. As we’ve noted, Marino set the mark of 5,084 yards back in 1984. As many as six passers were on pace to top that number just a couple of weeks ago. As defenses around the league have figured things out, that total is down to three:

Data Points: Five still on pace for Marino’s mark

Even Dan Marino admits that it’s only a matter of time before someone breaks his 27-year-old single-season passing record of 5,084 yards. And as we take our weekly look at the numbers, it shows that five QBs are still on pace to set a new record.

Data Points: Six QBs on pace to pass Marino

Okay, so Tom Brady is no longer on pace to throw for 7,000 yards this season — but he’s still on pace to obliterate Dan Marino‘s single-season yardage mark. And for the record, we will continue to make this a weekly feature in Data Points as long as there are still a few NFL quarterbacks threatening Marino’s mark of 5,084 yards.

Redefining fantasy running back success, Part II

Top fantasy running backs are a commodity, but Jason Smith says they’re not one that you should gut your roster to get.

Data Points: Passer efficiency at an all-time high

On Tuesday, we told you that five quarterbacks are still on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing yardage record. As it turns out, 2011 is shaping up to be a banner year for passing efficiency as well.

Data Points: Marino’s yardage mark in jeopardy

Every year, it seems, there’s a quarterback who makes a run at Dan Marino’s record for most passing yards in a single season. After two Sunday’s of the 2011 campaign, it appears there might be a few guys capable of threatening the mark.

Data Points: Brees in impressive company

Buried slightly among all the passing feats of Week 1 is the fact that Saints QB Drew Brees has now thrown at least one TD pass in 28 consecutive games. That puts him two games shy of the third-longest such streak in NFL history, the spot currently held by Hall of Famer Dan Marino. If Brees keeps his streak alive haflway through the season, he’ll reach Brett Favre‘s 36-game streak, which is second-best.

First and 10: Relive a wild Week 1

The 2011 NFL season started with a shootout for the ages in Green Bay that wasn’t settled until the final play, and continued Sunday with more thrilling action, including a record-setting performance from No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton and a spine-tingling comeback from the New York Jets on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Catch up with all the action from an unforgettable Week 1.

First and 10: Press coverage of Manning story

Pat Kirwan says that for the Colts to keep their nine-year playoff streak alive in 2011, they must manage the same trick pulled off by the Steelers last season, when Mike Tomlin‘s club started the year 3-1 without Ben Roethlisberger. That’s just part of NFL Media’s press coverage of the Manning story, as NFL Network’s Steve Cyphers will be reporting from Indianapolis throughout the day Wednesday.

Cover Two Podcast: Pick a passer

If the season started today, and your only guide to which quarterback you would take was based on preseason play, who ya got: Michael Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford or Drew Brees?

Vick has his long-term deal, so who’s next?

With Michael Vick the latest player to receive a massive new deal and shed the franchise tag, I figured this was a good time to look at other players who are either in negotiations with their teams or will begin talks shortly.

Countdown to Kickoff: Most 300-yard games

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.

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