Since Drew Brees is currently on pace to break Dan Marino's single-season passing record of 5,084 yards, I thought we should keep track of his progress the rest of the way. So here is how Marino's '84 season and Drew's '11 season stack up through the first 13 games.
Through 13 Games
|Player||Attempt||Complete||Yards||Comp. %||Yards/Att||TD||TD %||INT||INT %||Long||Sack/Lost||Rating|
|Drew Brees||543||385||4,368||70.9||8.04||32||5.9||11||2.0||79t||23 / 150||105.9|
|Dan Marino||426||275||3,870||64.7||9.10||36||8.7||12||2.9||80t||7 / 55||109.4|
|+6.2||-1.06||-4||-2.8||+1||+0.9||-1||-16 / -95||-3.5|
With just three games remaining in the 2011 NFL regular season, Drew Brees continues to roll and stay way ahead of schedule to break Dan Marino's single season passing yardage record. Brees gained a lot of ground on Marino this past week thanks to the former Miami quarterback's lowly 192 yard performance against the Jets in Week 14 of the 1984 season. Drew is now 498 yards ahead of where Marino was through thirteen games of his record setting season, though still not as efficient.
As the season draws to a close, Brees needs just 716 more yards to break the record, which means he only needs to average a little more than 238 yards per game. It's almost definite that Brees will break the record this year. In fact, he could do it with one game to spare if he puts together two good games back-to-back these next two weeks. The only question is: how badly will he shatter the record?
Games remaining: Minnesota, Atlanta and Carolina