Tuesday, September 13, 2011
More history for the NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
We told you Monday it was an historic week in the NFC South as all four teams lost in the same week for only the third time since the division came into existence in 2002.
The NFC South also played a big role in making history in another area. There were five games in which both quarterbacks threw for 300 yards or more and three of them involved NFC South quarterbacks.
New Orleans' Drew Brees combined with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan joined Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Carolina’s Cam Newton combined with Arizona’s Kevin Kolb to each throw for 300 yards or more. Mark Sanchez and Tony Romo each did it in the game between the Jets and Cowboys and New England’s Tom Brady and Miami’s Chad Henne each did it on Monday night.
That’s the most games with two 300-yard passers in one week in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Prior to that, there had been only two weeks in NFL history in which four games featured a pair of 300-yard passers. One of those weeks came last season and the other was in 1984.