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NFL Passing Yards

Category: Football

  • Most consecutive seasons leading league: 4, Dan Fouts, 1979–1982
  • Highest yards per game, season: 342.31, Peyton Manning, (5,477 yards/16 Games), 2013
  • Most passing yards, game: 554, Norm Van Brocklin, Sep 28, 1951
  Single Game(s)
1 Most passing yards, game: 554, Norm Van Brocklin, Sep 28, 1951
2 Most passing yards, combined, game: 1,000, Matthew Stafford, (520) and Matt Flynn, (480), Jan 1, 2012
3 Most passing yards, 1st half: 361, Peyton Manning, Jan 9, 2005
4 Most passing yards, 2nd half: 373, Kurt Warner, Sep 28, 2008
5 Most passing yards, overtime: 219, Derek Carr, Oct 30, 2016
6 Most passing yards, game, perfect passer rating (158.33): 465, Jared Goff, Sep 27, 2018
7 Most passing yards, game, rookie: 433, Andrew Luck, Nov 4, 2012
8 Most consecutive 200+ yards passing games: 64, Matt Ryan, 2013–2017
9 Most consecutive 250+ yards passing games: 18, Drew Brees, 2010–2012
10 Most consecutive 300+ yards passing games: 9, Drew Brees (twice) 2011–2012, 2012–2013
11 Most consecutive 300+ yards passing games as rookie: 3, Joe Burrow, 2020
12 Most consecutive 350+ yards passing games: 4, Drew Brees, 2011; Matthew Stafford, 2011–2012
13 Most consecutive 400+ yards passing games: 3, Ryan Fitzpatrick, 2018;[166] Dak Prescott, 2020
14 Most consecutive 450+ yards passing games: 3, Dak Prescott, 2020
15 Longest pass completion: 99 yards, by 13 players, most recently Eli Manning, Dec 24, 2011
 
  Single Season(s)
1 Most seasons leading league: 7, Drew Brees, 2006, 2008, 2011–2012, 2014–2016
2 Most consecutive seasons leading league: 4, Dan Fouts, 1979–1982
3 Highest yards per game, season: 342.31, Peyton Manning, (5,477 yards/16 Games), 2013
4 Most seasons 2,000+ yards: 19, Tom Brady; 2001–2007, 2009–2020; Drew Brees, 2002–2020; Brett Favre, 1992–2010
5 Most seasons 2,500+ yards: 19, Tom Brady; 2001–2007, 2009–2020; Brett Favre, 1992–2010
6 Most seasons 3,000+ yards: 18, Tom Brady; 2002–2007, 2009–2020; Brett Favre, 1992–2009
7 Most seasons 3,500+ yards: 18, Tom Brady; 2002–2007 2009–2020
8 Most seasons 4,000+ yards: 14, Peyton Manning; 1999–2004, 2006–2010, 2012–2014
9 Most seasons 4,500+ yards: 8, Drew Brees, 2008, 2010–2016
10 Most seasons 5,000+ yards: 5, Drew Brees; 2008, 2011–2013, 2016
11 Most consecutive seasons 2,000+ yards: 19, Drew Brees, 2002–2020; Brett Favre, 1992–2010
12 Most consecutive seasons 2,500+ yards: 19, Brett Favre, 1992–2010
13 Most consecutive seasons 3,000+ yards: 18, Brett Favre, 1992–2009
14 Most consecutive seasons 3,500+ yards: 14, Drew Brees, 2005–2018
15 Most consecutive seasons 4,000+ yards: 12, Drew Brees, 2006–2017
16 Most consecutive seasons 4,500+ yards: 7, Drew Brees, 2010–2016
17 Most consecutive seasons 5,000+ yards: 3, Drew Brees, 2011–2013
18 Most passing yards, season: 5,477, Peyton Manning, 2013
19 Most passing yards, rookie, season: 4,374, Andrew Luck, 2012
20 Most passing yards, season, home: 2,853, Drew Brees, 2015
21 Most passing yards, season, away: 2,852, Drew Brees, 2011
22 Most games, 250+ yards passing, season: 16, Drew Brees, 2011
23 Most games, 300+ yards passing, season: 13, Drew Brees, 2011
24 Most games, 350+ yards passing, season: 8, Drew Brees, 2011;Peyton Manning, 2013
25 Most games, 400+ yards passing, season: 4, Dan Marino, 1984; Peyton Manning, 2013; Ryan Fitzpatrick, 2018
 
  Career Records
1 Most passing yards, career: Regular season: 80,358, Drew Brees, 2001–2020
2 Highest yards per game, career: 307.65, Patrick Mahomes, (14,152 yards/46 Games), 2017–2020
3 Most games, 200+ yards passing, career: 237, Drew Brees, 2001–2020
4 Most games, 250+ yards passing, career: 184, Drew Brees, 2002–2020
5 Most games, 300+ yards passing, career: 122, Drew Brees, 2002–2020
6 Most games, 350+ yards passing, career: 63, Drew Brees, 2002–2019
7 Most games, 400+ yards passing, career: 16, Drew Brees, 2001–2018
8 Most games, 450+ yards passing, career: 6, Ben Roethlisberger, 2009–2018
9 Most games, 500+ yards passing, career: 3, Ben Roethlisberger, 2009–2017
  • Last Update: Jan 24, 2021
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