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The spread offense has grown up

Originally Published: January 10, 2012
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2

You will be assimilated by the offense. Resistance is futile.

It's the year of offensive stat-a-rama throughout the NFL. There have been five 5,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history; three of them were this year. Drew Brees and Tom Brady both eclipsed the previous passing yards record in the same season. Records were set for passer rating, completion percentage and team yards from scrimmage. In the regular season, NFL teams averaged 235 gross passing yards ...

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