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Fancy passing doesn't mean a championship

ESPN statistical guru Russell Baxter takes a look at the success of teams that put up huge passing statistics.

Updated: September 21, 2000, 3:19 PM ET
By Russell S. Baxter | Special to ESPN.com

One year after coming out of nowhere and leading his team to a Super Bowl championship, Rams quarterback Kurt Warner has us all talking again. Last season, the former Arena Football League star took over the starting job late in the summer, threw 41 touchdowns (third most in a season in NFL history) and won league and Super Bowl XXXIV Most Valuable Player honors.

This year, Warner may be on his way to obliterating the NFL record for passing yards in a season (5,084) set by Miami's Dan Marino ...

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