Found December 06, 2011 on
Shutdown Corner looks at which records could fall over the final four games of the 2011 NFL season.
1. Will Dan Marino's 27-year record for passing yardage in a season be broken?
Contenders: Drew Brees (5,371), Tom Brady (5,221), Aaron Rodgers (5,125)
Three of the New Orleans Saints' final four games will be played in a dome, thus invalidating all the talk about cold weather games deflating Drew Brees' numbers. (The lone outdoor game is this week in Nashville, forecast temperature: 44 degrees.) Brady and Rodgers will likely be playing in chilly temps for the duration. The former may not need to play much in Week 17 while the latter may be out on the field hoping to get the Packers to 16-0.
Brees already has over 4,000 yards, a feat which has been accomplished in a full 16-game season 90 times in the history of the league. It's a prestigious list; up until 1995, Neil Lomax, Don Majikowsi and Jim Everett were in the top 15.
Verdict: Yes for Brees and Br...
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See that picture to the left? That’s Patriots QB Tom Brady telling Colts QB Dan Orlovsky, “Way to bring them back” after Sunday’s game. How do we know? Because Brady and coach Bill Belichick were wired for sound.
THE SOUND FX CLIP FROM NFL NETWORK.
It’s worth watching, and I don’t want to spoil it. But there are more than a few pearls of wisdom.
For instance, when Belichick...
Lions get the ball to start the second half, but it might not matter now.
This game is really starting to get out of hands. Saints fans are yelling "Who dat, who dat" and sounds really disruptive during the broadcast.
Drew Brees has already completed 17-of-22 passes for 252 yards
Let’s face it. Jabar Gaffney might have been the best No. 3 receiver Tom Brady has had in his arsenal.
Obviously, since his departure in 2009, no one has really stepped in and filled the role adequately, be it Joey Galloway, Brandon Tate, Taylor Price, Chad Ochocinco and so on.
Gaffney caught 85 passes for 1,059 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons from 2006-08.
How he beats you: One of the league’s elite quarterbacks for his entire career, Brady ranks second in the NFL this season with 3,916 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes. He is on pace to set new career highs in both yards and touchdown passes this season for the 9-3 Patriots.
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Mason Crosby kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired and the Green Bay Packers kept their perfect season alive with a 38-35 victory over the host New York Giants on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 369 yards and four touchdown passes as Green Bay clinched a playoff berth. The Packers will wrap up the NFC North title with a Detroit loss at New Orleans later Sunday night.
What I Liked:
I loved the way the quarterbacks of both teams were slinging the ball around the field. If you like the passing aspect of the NFL, this one was for you. Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford combined for 57 completions on 80 attempts, 750 yards, 4 touchdowns, and just 1 interception.
Drew Brees, while only making up 342 of those yards through the air, was responsible for...
The New England Patriots were ready for the proverbial trap game and handled the hapless Colts with relative ease. Following their trend of starting slow, Tom Brady got hot once the Patriots could actually touch the ball. After the Patriots took a 3-0 lead, Indianapolis held the ball for 10:49, eating up the first quarter before kicking a field goal.
Brady and the offense took effect...
Green Bay Packers – 38, New York Giants – 35
Along with the Broncos-Vikings game, this was one of the most entertaining games of the week and certainly lived up to the fantasy expectations. Aaron Rodgers (401 total yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT) started out with a fairly slow first half, but turned it up in the second half...
The Giants responded to the challenge given to them by everyone infuriated by the way they played against the Saints on Monday night and showed buckets of fight against the Packers.
Unfortunately, fight alone isn't enough to beat a team as good as Green Bay is this season. The Giants were in the game until the final minutes, but they couldn't find a way to avoid a 38-35...