Michael Vick and Eli Manning In An Arms Race To Break Brees' Record


Listen, if you want to sit there and say that Michael Vick hasn’t had a terrific start to the season, well, I’m not going to argue with you. But maybe I should. Two fourth quarter comeback wins aside, Vick is having a heck of a statistical start to the season. You know, if you throw out the six interceptions. But seriously–check the numbers.

In an interesting item this evening from ProFootballTalk.com, Mike Florio points out that both Michael Vick and Eli Manning are on pace to surpass Brees’ single-season passing yardage record set last season.

From the article:

That’s right. With 723 yards passing in two weeks, Eli Manning is on track to throw for 5,784 yards.

Of course, Eli had only 213 yards against the Cowboys. A 510-yard explosion against the Bucs has put him on a record-setting pace. To get there, he’ll need to have more games like Week Two than Week One.

Also on track to top Drew’s number is Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who with 688 yards projects to 5504 for the season. (He also is on pace to throw 48 interceptions.)

It’s an eye-popping observation that Vick is on pace for 5,504 yards and if he were to actually play in all 16 games I suppose it would not be an impossibility for him to hit such a mark. But, as we know, that’s a big if. Let’s hope he keeps it up, while also falling short (by about 30) of that interception projection.

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