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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Cassel joins rare club with 415-yard game

Posted by's Tim Graham
Consecutive 400-Yard Pass Games (Since 1970 Merger)
Matt Cassel becomes the 5th quarterback since the merger in 1970 to post consecutive 400-yard pass games and the first since Billy Volek in 2004. Otherwise, he's in good company with the three other QB on this list.
2008 Matt Cassel
2004 Billy Volek
1985 Phil Simms
1984 Dan Marino*
1982 Dan Fouts*
*Pro Football Hall of Famers

MIAMI -- Matt Cassel has accomplished something only five other quarterbacks have done since the NFL-AFL merger 38 years ago.

Cassel has thrown for 400 yards in back-to-back games, joining Dan Fouts in 1982, Dan Marino in 1984, Phil Simms in 1985 and -- to add some levity to the list -- Billy Volek in 2004.

In addition to the 400-yard barrier, Cassel also has completed 30 passes and thrown for three touchdowns in consecutive games.

Cassel completed 30 of 41 attempts for 415 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 48-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

He was 30 of 51 for 400 yards and three touchdowns in an overtime loss to the New York Jets the previous week.

For the record, Tom Brady has one career 400-yard game. He threw for 410 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in September 2002. The most he threw for in the Pats record-breaking 2007 campaign was 399 yards.