Brees-ing Past Marino’s Mark?

One year after passing for the second most yards (5,069) in an NFL season, only 15 yards behind Hall Of Fame quarterback Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards in 1984, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees is  again poised to take aim at Marino’s record. FRO follows Brees’ prusuit of Marino each week, throughout the season:

Brees’ 2009 Avg. Yards Per Game:             250.25

Avg. Yards Needed To Pass Marino:            337.83

Week 4: Although the Saints keep winning, Brees has been rather ordinary over the past two weeks after starting the first two weeks on pace to challenge Marino’s record. That’s probably just fine for Brees and New Orleans, who would probably prefer to keep notching wins over setting records. Marino’s record appears safe for now, but there’s a lot of football left in the 2009 season, and Brees is certainly capable of putting up some more big numbers (although next week against the Giants, who have defended the pass as well as anyone thus far, will be as tough a test as it gets).

WEEK    DATE                    OPP/RESULT        COMP-ATT %   TD-INT    YARDS    REMAINING

1      Sun 9/13           vs DET   W, 45-27           26-34    76.5      6-1       358      4,727

2      Sun 9/20           at PHI   W, 48-22           25-34    73.5      3-1       311      4,416

3      Sun 9/27           at BUF   W, 27-7             16-29    55.2      0-0       172      4,244

4      Sun 10/4           vs NYJ   W, 24-10           20-32    62.5      0-0       190      4,054

5      Bye

6      Sun 10/18         vs NYG

7      Sun 10/25         at MIA

8      Mon 11/2          vs ATL

9      Sun 11/8           vs CAR

10      Sun 11/15         at STL

11      Sun 11/22         at TB

12      Mon 11/30         vs NE

13      Sun 12/6           at WAS

14      Sun 12/13         at ATL

15      Sat 12/19          vs DAL

16      Sun 12/27         vs TB

17      Sun 1/3             at CAR

PF-PA        COMP-ATT     %    TD-INT   YARDS

TOTALS;                                   144-66                        87-129               67.4   9-2       1,031

About the Author

Jon Wagner

Jon has been a credentialed writer with New York Sports Day since 2009, primarily covering the New York Knicks and Hofstra men's basketball. He has also occasionally covered other college basketball and New York's pro teams including the Mets, Giants, Jets, Islanders, Rangers and Cosmos (including their three most recent championship seasons).Jon is former Yahoo Sports contributor who previously covered various sports for the Queens Ledger. He's a proud alum of Hofstra University and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (which he attended on a full scholarship).He remains convinced to this day that John Starks would have won the Knicks a championship in 1994 had Hakeem Olajuwon not blocked Starks' shot in Game 6 of the 1994 NBA Finals.

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