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Dan Marino, Sonny Jurgensen and the Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Passing Yards

Dan Marino And Sonny Jurgensen Won Five Passing Titles

Dan Marino And Sonny Jurgensen Won Five Passing Titles

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Brett Favre and Dan Marino?

Not today.

Ask yourself which quarterbacks have won the most passing titles (here, meaning single-season leaderships in passing yards), and those four players would most likely be on your short list of answers.

But of those four all-time QBs, only Marino led the league in passing five times. Surprisingly, Brady and Favre have just two crowns to their credit.

Manning has three, including last season – but don’t count on him getting his fourth in 2014. Andrew Luck is the current NFL leader in passing yards and could win his first. Manning is not far away, though, as of the date of this post (after Week 13 of 2014).

Anyway – back to the top, and one more bit of a surprise. The Philadelphia Eagles / Washington RedskinsSonny Jurgensen is the only other quarterback with five passing titles.

Four QBs have led the league four times, including active New Orleans Saint, Drew Brees. He’s in the running for his fifth, less than 300 yards from Luck.

Every quarterback who led the league, going back to 1932 (when it started making sense to track passing yardage), is listed below. Before that, football was mostly played on the ground, and quarterbacks didn’t even reach the 500-passing yards mark.

QUARTERBACK PASSING TITLES SEASONS YARDS TEAM
1. Dan Marino 5 1984 5,084 Miami Dolphins
1985 4,137 Miami Dolphins
1986 4,746 Miami Dolphins
1988 4,434 Miami Dolphins
1992 4,116 Miami Dolphins
1. Sonny Jurgensen 5 1961 3,723 Philadelphia Eagles
1962 3,261 Philadelphia Eagles
1966 3,209 Washington Redskins
1967 3,747 Washington Redskins
1969 3,102 Washington Redskins
3. Dan Fouts 4 1979 4,082 San Diego Chargers
1980 4,715 San Diego Chargers
1981 4,802 San Diego Chargers
1982 2,883 San Diego Chargers
3. Drew Brees 4 2006 4,418 New Orleans Saints
2008 5,069 New Orleans Saints
2011 5,476 New Orleans Saints
2012 5,177 New Orleans Saints
3. Johnny Unitas 4 1957 2,550 Baltimore Colts
1959 2,899 Baltimore Colts
1960 3,099 Baltimore Colts
1963 3,481 Baltimore Colts
3. Sammy Baugh 4 1937 1,127 Washington Redskins
1940 1,367 Washington Redskins
1947 2,938 Washington Redskins
1948 2,599 Washington Redskins
7. Arnie Herber 3 1932 639 Green Bay Packers
1934 799 Green Bay Packers
1936 1,239 Green Bay Packers
7. John Brodie 3 1965 3,112 San Francisco 49ers
1968 3,020 San Francisco 49ers
1970 2,941 San Francisco 49ers
7. Peyton Manning 3 2000 4,413 Indianapolis Colts
2003 4,267 Indianapolis Colts
2013 5,477 Denver Broncos
7. Sid Luckman 3 1943 2,194 Chicago Bears
1945 1,727 Chicago Bears
1946 1,826 Chicago Bears
11. Bobby Layne 2 1950 2,323 Detroit Lions
1951 2,403 Detroit Lions
11. Brett Favre 2 1995 4,413 Green Bay Packers
1998 4,212 Green Bay Packers
11. Cecil Isbell 2 1941 1,479 Green Bay Packers
1942 2,021 Green Bay Packers
11. Ken Anderson 2 1974 2,667 Cincinnati Bengals
1975 3,169 Cincinnati Bengals
11. Otto Graham 2 1952 2,816 Cleveland Browns
1953 2,722 Cleveland Browns
11. Tom Brady 2 2005 4,110 New England Patriots
2007 4,806 New England Patriots
11. Warren Moon 2 1990 4,689 Houston Oilers
1991 4,690 Houston Oilers
15. Ace Parker 1 1938 865 Brooklyn Dodgers
15. Bert Jones 1 1976 3,104 Baltimore Colts
15. Billy Wade 1 1958 2,875 Los Angeles Rams
15. Charley Johnson 1 1964 3,045 St. Louis Cardinals
15. Daunte Culpepper 1 2004 4,717 Minnesota Vikings
15. Davey O’Brien 1 1939 1,324 Philadelphia Eagles
15. Don Majkowski 1 1989 4,318 Green Bay Packers
15. Drew Bledsoe 1 1994 4,555 New England Patriots
15. Ed Danowski 1 1935 794 New York Giants
15. Fran Tarkenton 1 1978 3,468 Minnesota Vikings
15. Harry Newman 1 1933 973 New York Giants
15. Irv Comp 1 1944 1,159 Green Bay Packers
15. Jeff George 1 1997 3,917 Oakland Raiders
15. Jim Finks 1 1955 2,270 Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Joe Ferguson 1 1977 2,803 Buffalo Bills
15. Joe Namath 1 1972 2,816 New York Jets
15. John Elway 1 1993 4,030 Denver Broncos
15. John Hadl 1 1971 3,075 San Diego Chargers
15. Johnny Lujack 1 1949 2,658 Chicago Bears
15. Kurt Warner 1 2001 4,830 St. Louis Rams
15. Lynn Dickey 1 1983 4,458 Green Bay Packers
15. Mark Brunell 1 1996 4,367 Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Matt Schaub 1 2009 4,770 Houston Texans
15. Neil Lomax 1 1987 3,387 St. Louis Cardinals
15. Norm Van Brocklin 1 1954 2,637 Los Angeles Rams
15. Philip Rivers 1 2010 4,710 San Diego Chargers
15. Rich Gannon 1 2002 4,689 Oakland Raiders
15. Roman Gabriel 1 1973 3,219 Philadelphia Eagles
15. Steve Beuerlein 1 1999 4,436 Carolina Panthers
15. Tobin Rote 1 1956 2,203 Green Bay Packers

Photos: espn.com / acc.blogs.starnewsonline.com

Peyton Manning and Most Games with Four or More Passing Touchdowns Since the Merger

Peyton Manning, Touchdown...Again

Peyton Manning, Touchdown…Again

Here’s a quarterback record that Peyton Manning broke some time ago (as opposed to his most recent record-breaking feat).

Manning has more games with four or more passing touchdowns than anyone else┬ásince the completed NFL-AFL merger in 1970 – 33 – and with a little room to play with, and some time yet to pad his stats.

Though the second best QB on this list is still active. Drew Brees has done it 25 times and it is possible Brees could take over one day. He’s about three years younger.

Then you have three of the usual suspects: Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Tom Brady.

But check this: Aaron Rodgers is next, ahead of his time, but on a different level. It goes from Brady with 20 to Rodgers with 13.

And check this: the top 20 QBs with the most “4-or-more” regular season games, below.

What about “five-or-more” or even “six or more” passing touchdown games? Check that, tomorrow.

QUARTERBACK GAMES WITH 4 OR MORE PASSING TDS FOR
1. Peyton Manning 33 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
2. Drew Brees 25 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints
3. Brett Favre 23 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings
4. Dan Marino 21 Miami Dolphins
5. Tom Brady 20 New England Patriots
6. Aaron Rodgers 13 Green Bay Packers
7. Dan Fouts 12 San Diego Chargers
8. Drew Bledsoe 11 New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills
8. Donovan McNabb 11 Philadelphia Eagles
10. John Elway 10 Denver Broncos
10. Jim Kelly 10 Buffalo Bills
10. Eli Manning 10 New York Giants
13. Tommy Kramer 9 Minnesota Vikings
13. Warren Moon 9 Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks
13. Steve Young 9 San Francisco 49ers
16. Jeff Garcia 8 San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns
16. Dave Krieg 8 Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals
16. Joe Montana 8 San Francisco 49ers
16. Tony Romo 8 Dallas Cowboys
16. Brian Sipe 8 Cleveland Browns
16. Kurt Warner 8 St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals
16. Danny White 8 Dallas Cowboys

Thanks to the best football reference site on the Web. It’s pro-football-reference.com, where I punched in this query, and where you can see every quarterback who’s ever had even one 4-or-more passing TD game. OK one more time – Check it out!

Photo: AP via abc13.com

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

Photo: Rhona Wise, Getty Images via latimes.com

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