Milestones

11/08/2005

Each Wednesday throughout the 2005 NFL season, Profootballhof.com examines a current NFL record.

Isaac_BruceThe St. Louis Rams’ high-powered offense exploded for a record number of passing yards during the 2000 NFL season. One season after winning the Super Bowl title, the Rams racked up 5,232 net yards through the air en route to posting a 10-6 record.

Their aerial total that season broke the mark set by the Miami Dolphins in 1984. St. Louis and Miami remain the only teams ever to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark in a season.

Kurt Warner and Trent Green shared the quarterbacking duties during the record-setting season. Warner led the way by completing 235 of 347 passes for 3,429 yards and 21 touchdowns. Green was 145 of 240 for 2,063 yards with 16 scoring passes. Warner was sacked 20 times for 115 yards while Green lost 145 yards on 24 sacks.

Here is the breakdown on the receiving end of the 2000 Rams record:

Player
No.
Yds.
Isaac Bruce
87
1,471
Torry Holt
82
1,635
Marshall Faulk
81
830
Az-Zahir Hakim
53
734
Ricky Proehl
31
441
Roland Williams
11
102
Justin Watson
10
56
Robert Holcombe
8
90
Jeff Robinson
5
52
Ernie Conwell
5
40
Tony Horne
4
32
James Hodgins
2
5
Trung Canidate
1
4
Total
380
5,492
Yards lost by sacks
260
Net yards passing
5,232

Progression of a Record – Most Yards Gained Passing, Season
5,232 yardsSt. Louis Rams, 2000
5,018 yards – Miami Dolphins, 1984
4,739 yards – San Diego Chargers, 1981
4,531 yards – San Diego Chargers, 1980
4,392 yards – Houston Oilers, 1961
3,709 yards – Los Angeles Rams, 1950
3,336 yards – Washington Redskins, 1947
2,407 yards – Green Bay Packers, 1942
2,002 yards – Chicago Bears, 1941
1,965 yards – Chicago Bears, 1939
1,629 yards – Green Bay Packers, 1936
1,449 yards – Green Bay Packers, 1935
1,348 yards – New York Giants, 1933
1,013 yards – Chicago Bears, 1932

Other Milestones
Michael Strahan - Sacks, season
Paul Krause - Career interceptions
LaDainian Tomlinson - Consecutive games scoring a touchdown
Willie "Flipper" Anderson - most yards receiving, game
Marvin Harrison - Most receptions, season
 1978 Patriots - Most yards gained rushing
 Tom Dempsey - Longest field goal
 Jerry Rice - Career receptions
 Eric Dickerson - rookie rushing mark

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