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NFL: Top 20 Quarterbacks with the Most Passing Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

Here’s one quarterback record not held by Brett Favre (he’s in second).

Dan Marino has thrown the most touchdowns on Monday Night Football, a cool 74.

Nobody else is really even close to those two, including actives Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees – especially considering they each get just one, two, or at absolute most, three, Monday night games a season.

Brady’s over 30 TDs away from the top, Brees is 40 away and Manning is somewhere in between.

QUARTERBACK MNF PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 1ST MNF GAME LAST MNF GAME TEAM(S) MNF GAMES PLAYED
1. Dan Marino 74 1983 1999 Miami Dolphins 38
2. Brett Favre 69 1993 2010 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings 38
3. Tom Brady 42 2002 2013 New England Patriots 18
4. Steve Young 42 1987 1999 San Francisco 49ers 25
5. Peyton Manning 36 2000 2013 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos 17
6. Joe Montana 36 1983 1994 San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs 20
7. Drew Brees 34 2003 2013 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints 16
8. Jim Kelly 31 1988 1996 Buffalo Bills 20
9. Ken Stabler 27 1972 1983 Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints 16
10. Danny White 27 1976 1987 Dallas Cowboys 23
11. Terry Bradshaw 25 1970 1982 Pittsburgh Steelers 19
12. John Elway 25 1984 1998 Denver Broncos 23
13. Dave Krieg 25 1984 1996 Seattle Seahawks 16
14. Philip Rivers 25 2006 2014 San Diego Chargers 14
15. Troy Aikman 23 1991 1999 Dallas Cowboys 22
16. Eli Manning 22 2005 2014 New York Giants 13
17. Randall Cunningham 20 1988 2000 Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys 11
18. Jay Cutler 20 2007 2012 Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears 12
19. Donovan McNabb 20 2001 2010 Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins 17
20. Roger Staubach 20 1970 1979 Dallas Cowboys 14

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The 20 Most Dominant Seasons for a Running Back: Yards Per Game

O.J. Simpson Was The Player Of The Year In 1973, After Posting 143.1 Yards Per Game

O.J. Simpson Was The Player Of The Year In 1973, After Posting 143.1 Yards Per Game

It’s not just passing offense that has been exploding through the past two decades. It’s all offense, including running.

Using yards per game as the metric, 10 of the top 20 dominant seasons for a running back came in 1994 or later – and six of those in the 2000’s.

But the all-time greatest seasons – four of the top five – came before all that.

O.J. Simpson killed it in 1973, running for 143.1 yards per game – the most cut-through, dominant season ever for a running back, and by a big margin, too.

Ten yards away sits Jim Brown in second at 133.1 YPG. From Brown down to Chris Johnson in 12th is only a range of about eight yards.

Classic RBs Walter Payton and Eric Dickerson join Simpson, Brown and Adrian Peterson (fifth) as the only backs to mark over 130 yards per game in a season.

That would make for one great fantasy year, wouldn’t it?

RUNNING BACK YARDS PER GAME SEASON TEAM
1. O.J. Simpson 143.1 1973 Buffalo Bills
2. Jim Brown 133.1 1963 Cleveland Browns
3. Walter Payton 132.3 1977 Chicago Bears
4. Eric Dickerson 131.6 1984 Los Angeles Rams
5. Adrian Peterson 131.1 2012 Minnesota Vikings
6. O.J. Simpson 129.8 1975 Buffalo Bills
7. Jamal Lewis 129.1 2003 Baltimore Ravens
8. Earl Campbell 128.9 1980 Houston Oilers
9. Barry Sanders 128.3 1997 Detroit Lions
10. Jim Brown 127.3 1958 Cleveland Browns
11. Terrell Davis 125.5 1998 Denver Broncos
12. Chris Johnson 125.4 2009 Tennessee Titans
13. Clinton Portis 122.4 2003 Denver Broncos
14. Barry Sanders 117.7 1994 Detroit Lions
14. Ahman Green 117.7 2003 Green Bay Packers
16. Shaun Alexander 117.5 2005 Seattle Seahawks
17. Terrell Davis 116.7 1997 Denver Broncos
18. Tiki Barber 116.3 2005 New York Giants
19. Ricky Williams 115.8 2002 Miami Dolphins
20. Jamal Anderson 115.4 1998 Atlanta Falcons
20. Priest Holmes 115.4 2002 Kansas City Chiefs

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Top 20 Teams with the Most Total Offense (Yards) in a Single Season

TEAM TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS Year W L T W-L% SEASON RESULT
1. New Orleans Saints 7,474 2011 13 3 0 0.813 Lost NFC Division Round
2. Denver Broncos 7,317 2013 13 3 0 0.813 Lost Super Bowl
3. St. Louis Rams 7,075 2000 10 6 0 0.625 Lost NFC Wild Card
4. Miami Dolphins 6,936 1984 14 2 0 0.875 Lost Super Bowl
5. New England Patriots 6,848 2011 13 3 0 0.813 Lost Super Bowl
6. New England Patriots 6,846 2012 12 4 0 0.750 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
7. San Francisco 49ers 6,800 1998 12 4 0 0.750 Lost NFC Division Round
8. San Diego Chargers 6,744 1981 10 6 0 0.625 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
9. Kansas City Chiefs 6,695 2004 7 9 0 0.438 No Playoffs
10. St. Louis Rams 6,690 2001 14 2 0 0.875 Lost Super Bowl
11. Philadelphia Eagles 6,687 2013 10 6 0 0.625 Lost NFC Wild Card
12. New England Patriots 6,580 2007 16 0 0 1.000 Lost Super Bowl
13. New Orleans Saints 6,574 2012 7 9 0 0.438 No Playoffs
14. New Orleans Saints 6,571 2008 8 8 0 0.500 No Playoffs
15. Denver Broncos 6,554 2000 11 5 0 0.688 Lost AFC Wild Card
16. Detroit Lions 6,540 2012 4 12 0 0.250 No Playoffs
17. San Diego Chargers 6,535 1985 8 8 0 0.500 No Playoffs
18. Cincinnati Bengals 6,490 1986 10 6 0 0.625 No Playoffs
19. Green Bay Packers 6,482 2011 15 1 0 0.938 Lost NFC Division Round
20. Indianapolis Colts 6,475 2004 12 4 0 0.750 Lost AFC Division Round

 

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