NFL: Quarterbacks with 500-Yard Passing Games

Norm Van Brocklin Threw for the Most Yards in a Single Game, 554

Norm Van Brocklin Threw for the Most Yards in a Single Game, 554

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.

Golden Boy Tom Brady was the last to do it – he did it earlier this season against the rival Miami Dolphins.

Drew Brees did it too – back in ’06.

Brees has been tearing in up in 2011.  No 500-yard games, but he is closing in on Dan Marino’s season yardage record.  He is just 304 yards behind with two games to play.  That record is going down!

Anyway, as for 500 yards, how about Norm Van Brocklin – he threw for the most yards ever in a single game: 554!

LIST UPDATED: Through Week 5 of 2013. Tony Romo joins the club! There are now 15 QBs who have thrown for over 500 yards in a game. No QB has done it more than once and it’s never happened in the postseason. [original post above published Sep. 23, 2012]

  QB YDS FOR AGAINST DATE
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
2. Matt Schaub 527 Houston Texans Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 18, 2012
4. Boomer Esiason 522 Arizona Cardinals Washington Redskins Nov. 10, 1996
5. Dan Marino 521 Miami Dolphins New York Jets Oct. 23, 1988
6. Matthew Stafford 520 Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Jan. 1, 2012
7. Tom Brady 517 New England Patriots Miami Dolphins Sep. 12, 2011
8. Phil Simms 513 New York Giants Cincinnati Bengals Oct. 13, 1985
9. Eli Manning 510 New York Giants Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sep. 16, 2012
9. Drew Brees 510 New Orleans Saints Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 19, 2006
11. Vince Ferragamo 509 Los Angeles Rams Chicago Bears Dec. 26, 1982
12. Tony Romo 506 Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos Oct. 6, 2013
13. Y.A. Tittle 505 New York Giants Washington Redskins Oct. 28, 1962
14. Elvis Grbac 504 Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders Nov. 5, 2000
15. Ben Roethlisberger 503 Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers Dec. 20, 2009

Photo: bleacherreport.com

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Posted on December 19, 2011, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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