Monday, November 30, 2009
Brady's 300-yard streak nears record
By Tim Graham
NEW ORLEANS -- The Buffalo Bills have gone 49 games in a row without a 300-yard passer.
The drought goes all the way back to when J.P. Losman threw for 340 yards in November 2006.
That puts a couple things into perspective when considering New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has strung together five 300-yard games and would tie an NFL record if he made it six straight Monday night in the Superdome.
Odds seem to favor that happening. The New Orleans Saints have a battered secondary. Brady and Wes Welker are clicking like never before. Randy Moss is Randy Moss. Isaiah Stanback looks like he's emerging as a threat, and rookie Julian Edelman can chip in underneath. Sammy Morris might return after missing a few games with a knee injury.
If Brady is able to throw for 300 yards against the Saints, his streak would tie three other quarterbacks for longest in NFL history. Steve Young was the first to do it in 1998. Kurt Warner matched him in 2000. Rich Gannon joined the club in 2002.