Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Quarterbacks with 500-Yard Passing Games
Surprised to see that only 11 times in all of NFL history has a quarterback thrown for over 500 yards? I thought for sure it would be more.
Drew Brees did it too – back in ’06.
Anyway, as for 500 yards, how about Norm Van Brocklin – he threw for the most yards ever in a single game: 554!
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Updated Sep. 16, 2012: There are now 13 QBs who have thrown for over 500 yards in a game, including Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning, added to the chart below.
|1.||Norm Van Brocklin||554||Los Angeles Rams||New York Yanks||Nov. 18, 1951|
|2.||Warren Moon||527||Houston Oilers||Kansas City Chiefs||Dec. 16, 1990|
|3.||Boomer Esiason||522||Arizona Cardinals||Washington Redskins||Nov. 10, 1996|
|4.||Dan Marino||521||Miami Dolphins||New York Jets||Oct. 23, 1988|
|5.||Matthew Stafford||520||Detroit Lions||Green Bay Packers||Jan. 1, 2012|
|6.||Tom Brady||517||New England Patriots||Miami Dolphins||Sep. 12, 2011|
|7.||Phil Simms||513||New York Giants||Cincinnati Bengals||Oct. 13, 1985|
|8.||Eli Manning||510||New York Giants||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Sep. 16, 2012|
|8.||Drew Brees||510||New Orleans Saints||Cincinnati Bengals||Nov. 19, 2006|
|10.||Vince Ferragamo||509||Los Angeles Rams||Chicago Bears||Dec. 26, 1982|
|11.||Y.A. Tittle||505||New York Giants||Washington Redskins||Oct. 28, 1962|
|12.||Elvis Grbac||504||Kansas City Chiefs||Oakland Raiders||Nov. 5, 2000|
|13.||Ben Roethlisberger||503||Pittsburgh Steelers||Green Bay Packers||Dec. 20, 2009|