Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/27/11

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after Laurence Maroney scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't the only player chasing Dan Marino's hallowed single-season passing record. In fact, Brady is one of three quarterbacks who are on pace to surpass Marino's 1984 campaign in which he threw for 5,084 yards. New Orleans' Drew Brees and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, the last two Super Bowl MVPs, are also in line to boot Marino from his perch. It'd be naïve to chalk it up to the NFL's new rules -- although it would be irresponsible to say they didn't help -- because Brady, Brees and Rodgers have been building résumés that will stack...
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