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Brees, Brady lead charge to passing records

Passing Records

Drew Brees and Tom Brady are leading NFL quarterbacks on a record-setting pace this season.

Saints star Brees has 11 300-yard passing games in 2011, the most in a single season. There have been 105 300-yard passing performances this year, the most collectively in a season - with two weeks remaining on the schedule.

Brees also had 412 yards through the air in Sunday's win at Minnesota. He went over 40,000 yards passing for his career and became the first quarterback to top 350 yards passing in a game seven times in one season.

``I'm as comfortable now in this offense as I've ever been,'' Brees said.

New England's Brady threw for two TDs in a win at Denver and has 35 touchdowns passing in 2011. He joins Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks with at least 35 TD passes in three seasons.

Rookies also are setting marks.

Cam Newton and Andy Dalton each have passed for more than 3,000 yards, the first time two rookie QBs have done it in the same season. Newton, the No. 1 overall draft pick in April by Carolina, is 17 yards away from Peyton Manning's rookie record of 3,739 yards passing. Cincinnati's Dalton is at 3,012.

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