Dan Marino on the front page twice today. Must be a good day.
NFL.com published a run down of every 500 yard passing game in the league's history, starting with the first one in 1951 when Norn Van Brocklin passed for 554-yards, the single game NFL record that still stands. Since then, 11 more 500-yard games have been completed, with no quarterback accomplishing the feat more than once.
The list of quarterbacks to break the 500-yards mark in a single game include Hall of Famers, and some surprising members of the club. You can see the full list, to include the yardage and the date accomplished below, and head over to the NFL.com story to see videos of the last eight (including Dan Marino).
September 28, 1951 - Norm Van Brocklin - 554 yards (NFL record)
October 28, 1962 - Y.A. Tittle - 505 yards
December 26, 1982 - Vince Ferragamo - 509 yards
October 13, 1985 - Phil Simms - 513 yards
October 23, 1988 - Dan Marino - 521 yards
December 16, 1990 - Warren Moon - 527 yards
November 10. 1996 - Boomer Esiason - 522 yards
November 5, 2000 - Elvis Grbac - 504 yards
November 19, 2006 - Drew Brees - 510 yards
December 20, 2009 - Ben Roethlisberger - 503 yards
September 12, 2011 - Tom Brady - 517 yards
January 1, 2012 - Matt Stafford - 520 yards
For me, the most surprising part of this list is that Marino, despite the prolific numbers he put up throughout his career, only eclipsed 500-yards once. I would have sworn he did it at least twice. What surprises you the most about the list?