Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brady, Brees, Henne, Newton make NFL history

Did we just watch the best season-opening week in NFL history?

It's arguable because of four quarterbacks. For the first time in league history, four QBs threw for over 400 yards in a game during the course of one week.

The previous record was three, accomplished twice. On Dec. 5 and 6 of 2004, Donovan McNabb (464), Peyton Manning (425) and Matt Hasselback (414) pulled it off. On Sept. 21, 1986, Ken O'Brien (479), Dan Marino (448) and Tony Eason (414) accomplished the feat.

On Thursday, Drew Brees opened the 2011 season with 411 yards in a loss to the Packers, while on Sunday rookie Cam Newton of the Panthes surprised everyone with 422 yards. Then, on Monday, the Dolphins' Chad Henne (416) and the Patriots' Tom Brady (517) put on an aerial show.

They says the NFL is now a QB-driven league. No kidding.

- Mark Podolski


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