Unprecedented passing numbers
Posted Jan. 04 at 10:32 AM
Passing stats have been trending upwards for years, but the pass was truly raised in 2011. Throwing 30 TDs, remarkably, isn’t that big of a deal anymore. And the 4,000-yard mark for passers is now a yawner.
Prior to 2011, only five quarterbacks had thrown 40 touchdowns in a single season. Three different guys did it this year.
And four players passed for over 4,900 yards. Prior to this year, it had been done only twice.
QUARTERBACKS WITH 40-PLUS TD PASSES
50 2007 Tom Brady, Patriots
49 2004 Peyton Manning, Colts
48 1984 Dan Marino, Dolphins
46 2011 Drew Brees, Saints
45 2011 Aaron Rodgers, Packers
44 1986 Dan Marino, Dolphins
41 1999 Kurt Warner, Rams
41 2011 Matthew Stafford, Lions
QUARTERBACKS WITH 4800-PLUS YARDS
5476 2011 Drew Brees, Saints
5235 2011 Tom Brady, Patriots
5084 1984 Dan Marino
5069 2008 Drew Brees, Saints
5038 2011 Matthew Stafford, Lions
4933 2011 Eli Manning, Giants
4830 2001 Kurt Warner, Rams
4806 2007 Tom Brady, Patriots
4802 1981 Dan Fouts, Chargers
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