The 400-yard passing game used to be as rare as the 40-point game in the NBA or going 5 for 5 in baseball. Not anymore.
In today’s pass-friendly NFL, the 400-yard game has become more common and three quarterbacks made history on Sunday. Philip Rivers, Michael Vick and Aaron Rodgers each threw for 400 yards and didn’t throw an interception, which is the first time that has happened in NFL history, according to the league.
Rodgers had a dazzling performance, dicing up the Redskins secondary for 480 yards and 4 touchdowns. In Philadelphia, Vick and Rivers combined for 847 yards through the air with zero picks.
This season there have been five 400-yard, no INT performances through Week 2 and the record for a full season is six. Dan Marino’s record of 15 400-yard passing games might not be around for too long, as Drew Brees sits behind him with 12.