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|*through 11 games|
And then a look at what Rodgers, Brady and Brees are on pace to do versus how Marino, Manning and '07 Brady finished their seasons.
|*projected numbers through 16 games|
As you can see, right now all three quarterbacks are on track to throw for over 5000 yards, with both Brees and Brady on pace to shatter Marino's 27 year old record. We talked about the pursuit of Marino's record last year as well when Kyle Orton, Manning, Brees and Philip Rivers were all chasing 5084. This year feels different though. Let's take a closer look at each of the three quarterbacks.
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12/4 vs Detroit - #6 Pass Defense (202 ypg)
12/11 @ Tennessee - #13 Pass Defense (229 ypg)
12/18 @ Minnesota - #29 Pass Defense (258 ypg)
12/26 vs Atlanta - #23 Pass Defense (246 ypg)
1/1 vs Carolina - #15 Pass Defense (233 ypg)
Brees has already taken on the Falcons and Panthers, and fared well against them the first time around eclipsing 320 yards in both games while playing on the road. Brees needs to average just 279 yards a game the rest of the way to pass Marino. He has only thrown for under 300 yards 3 times this year (Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay).
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12/4 vs Indianapolis - #18 Pass Defense (239 ypg)
12/11 @ Washington - #10 Pass Defense (213 ypg)
12/18 @ Denver - #17 Pass Defense (235 ypg)
12/24 vs Miami - #24 Pass Defense (248 ypg)
1/1 vs Buffalo - #22 Pass Defense (244 ypg)
Against Miami and Buffalo earlier this year, Brady threw for a combined 904 yards and 8 touchdowns. And after Drew Brees and the Saints went for 62 points against the Colts a couple weeks ago, I can only imagine what Brady might do on Sunday.
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12/4 @ New York Giants - 16 passing touchdowns allowed
12/11 vs Oakland - 20 passing touchdowns allowed
12/18 @ Kansas City - 19 passing touchdowns allowed
12/25 vs Chicago - 14 passing touchdowns allowed
1/1 vs Detroit - 12 passing touchdowns allowed
Earlier this season Rodgers threw 3 touchdown passes against the Bears, but managed just 2 touchdown passes against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
Keep an eye on these three over the next couple weeks as they continue to chase history.