In Today's NFL, You Are Nothing Without An Above Average Quarterback

9/16/13 in NFL   |   nyjets891   |   36 respect

Take yesterday's slate of games for example. Chip Kelly, the new mad scientist in the NFL and his Philadelphia Eagles (who all of a sudden went from a team who couldn't get out of their own way, into some type Tecmo Super Bowl offense) welcomed in the  San Diego Chargers. Mike Vick and Phillip Rivers. Two turnover prone, perennial disappointment quarterbacks right? Well they both, along with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, broke an NFL record. , On Sunday. Philip Rivers, Michael Vick and Aaron Rodgers each threw for 400 yards and didn’t throw an interception, which is the first time that has happened in NFL history.

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As a matter of fact, this season there have been five 400-yard, no INT performances through Week 2 and the record for a full season is six. Dan Marino’s record of 15 400-yard passing games might not be around for too long, as Drew Brees sits behind him with 12.

One of those guys is Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Peyton went a measly 30-of-43 for 307 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-23 win over the New York Giants. Manning's performance gave him nine touchdowns on the year following his seven-touchdown showing in Week one.

According to the Broncos, Manning is now the first player in NFL history that has thrown for nine touchdowns and no interceptions through the first two games of a season. Manning also continued his fifteen-game streak of having a passer rating of 90.0 or better. Peyton has 769 yards through two games this season and is on pace to throw for 6,152 yards and 72 touchdowns this season. (Sure, it's only two games but my goodness!)

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