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Brees takes aim at Marino's mark

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12/22/2011
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, in just his second season in the National Football League, became the first player to throw for 5,000 yards or more in a single season. Marino’s 5,084 yards passing during the 1984 season has stood as a NFL record for more than 25 years.

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints came within 16 yards of Marino’s record in 2008 when he finished with 5,069 passing yards and became only the second player to throw for 5,000 yards in NFL history. Brees takes aim this Monday at the record once again and with two games remaining he needs only 305 yards passing to top Marino’s mark.

Here’s a game-by-game look at how Brees’ 2011 and Marino’s 1984 seasons compare through 14 games.

Week Date Opp Result Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. Tds. Int. Rate
1 Sept. 8 at Green Bay Packers L 34-42 32 49 65.3 419 3 0 112.5
2 Sept. 18 vs. Chicago Bears W 30-13 26 37 70.3 270 3 0 118.1
3 Sept. 25 vs. Houston Texans W 40-33 31 44 70.5 370 3 2 99.6
4 Oct. 2 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 23-10 31 44 70.5 351 1 2 82.7
5 Oct. 9 at Carolina Panthers W 30-27 32 45 71.1 359 2 1 100.1
6 Oct. 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20-26 29 45 64.4 383 1 3 70.9
7 Oct. 23 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 62-7 31 35 88.6 325 5 0 144.9
8 Oct. 30 at St. Louis Rams L 21-31 30 44 68.2 269 1 2 73.0
9 Nov. 6 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27-16 27 36 75.0 258 2 1 101.4
10 Nov. 13 at Atlanta Falcons W 26-23 30 43 69.8 322 2 0 106.9
12 Nov. 28 vs. New York Giants W 49-24 24 38 63.2 363 4 0 129.6
13 Dec. 4 vs. Detroit Lions W 31-17 26 36 72.2 342 3 0 129.6
14 Dec. 11 at Tennessee Titans W 22-17 36 47 76.6 337 2 0 110.0
15 Dec. 18 at Minnesota Vikings W 42-20 32 40 80.0 412 5 0 149.2
Total       417 583 71.5 4,780 37 11 109.1
                     
Week Date Opp. Result Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. Tds. Int. Rate
1 Sept. 2 at Washington Redskins W 35-17 21 28 75 311 5 0 150.4
2 Sept. 9 vs New England Patriots W 28-7 16 27 59.3 234 2 2 81.4
3 Sept. 17 at Buffalo Bills W 21-17 26 35 74.3 296 3 1 115.9
4 Sept. 23 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 44-7 14 29 48.3 257 2 0 102.2
5 Sept. 30 at St. Louis Cardinals W 36-28 24 36 66.7 429 3 0 135.1
6 Oct. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31-7 16 24 66.7 226 2 1 107.3
7 Oct. 14 vs. Houston Oilers W 28-10 25 32 78.1 321 3 0 139.7
8 Oct. 21 at New England Patriots W 44-24 24 39 61.5 316 4 1 110.6
9 Oct. 28 vs. Buffalo Bills W 38-7 19 28 67.9 282 3 3 96.7
10 Nov. 4 at New York Jets W 31-17 23 42 54.8 422 2 2 85.6
11 Nov. 11 vs. Philadelphia Eagles W 24-23 20 34 58.8 246 1 1 78.8
12 Nov. 18 at San Diego Chargers L 28-34 28 41 68.3 338 2 1 99.4
13 Nov. 26 vs. New York Jets W 28-17 19 31 61.3 192 4 0 118.5
14 Dec. 2 vs. Los Angeles Raiders L 34-45 35 57 61.4 470 4 2 96.4
Total       310 483 64.9 4340 40 14 109.5
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