Drew Brees: Fastest Player To 50,000 In History

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 10, 2013



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THE SHOW-ME CHIEFSThe KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3), who defeated Washington 45-10, tied the 1963 Oakland Raiders (10) and the 1975 Baltimore Colts (10) for the third-most wins by a team that won two or fewer games the previous season.

 

The teams with the most wins after winning two or fewer games the previous season:

 

TEAM

YEAR

MOST WINS AFTER WINNING 2 OR FEWER GAMES

Miami Dolphins

2008

11

Indianapolis Colts

2012

11

Oakland Raiders

1963

10

Baltimore Colts

1975

10

Kanas City Chiefs

2013

10

Many tied

 

9

 

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WHO DATNew Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 313 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Saints’ 31-13 win over Carolina. Brees now has 50,026 passing yards and became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000.

 

The players with the most passing yards in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS

Brett Favre

71,838

Peyton Manning*

64,009

Dan Marino

61,361

John Elway

51,475

Drew Brees*

50,026

*Active

 

 

Brees played in his 183rd game on Sunday night and reached 50,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history.

 

PLAYER

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 50,000 PASSING YARDS

Drew Brees

183

Peyton Manning

191

Dan Marino

193

Brett Favre

211

John Elway

229

 

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WHO DEYCincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN had six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals’ 42-28 win over Indianapolis. Green, who is in his third season, now has 3,582 receiving yards and passed Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (3,575) for the third-most receiving yards in a player’s first three seasons. Green trails RANDY MOSS (4,163) and TORRY HOLT (3,786).

 

The players with the most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

RECEIVING YARDS

Randy Moss

4,163

Torry Holt

3,786

A.J. Green

3,582*

Jerry Rice

3,575

John Jefferson

3,431

*Through 13 games in 2013

 

 

 


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