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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passing at historic rate

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In 1984 Marino set the record for single season passing yards with 5,084, which Brees nearly bested in 2008 when he passed for 5,069 yards. If things continue to go Brees way he will shatter Marino’s record with 5,660 passing yards this season.

But Drew is not the only who has a shot at one of the NFL’s most prized records as the league is currently in the midst of an historic passing frenzy.

The NFL is producing 489.7 combined yards passing per game, which is way ahead of the full season record of 443.1 set during the 2010 season.

Six quarterbacks, not including Brees, currently have a legitimate chance of surpassing Marino — Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford, and Philip Rivers — so it looks like 2011 could finally be the year the record falls.