April 12, 2021

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Jameis Winston Takes The Lead

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Photo Credit: Raj Mehta | USA TODAY Sports

With Jameis Winston’s historical performance by throwing 450+ yards in back to back games, he now holds the league lead for passing yards and for yards per game average with 326.6. His 4,573 yards are 239 yards greater than former league leader Dak Prescott, who is now number two, and 518 yards more than Philip Rivers, who is number three.

In week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, Winston took the lead from Vinny Testaverde, who was the franchise title holder for career passing yards. Winston also took the single-season franchise for most touchdowns thrown in a season from himself, which was 28, by throwing his 30th on Sunday.

Winston threw for 308 yards in the first half against the Lions, and it seemed like he was on pace to break a 68-year-old NFL record for most yards thrown in a single game (554), set by Hall of Fame Rams QB Norm Van Brocklin in 1951. He fell short of the record by 98 yards.

If Winston can continue his high flying aerial assault, he will only need two games of 452 yards to tie the NFL single-season passing yard record of 5,477 yards set by Peyton Manning in 2013.

Winston haters should be awfully quiet today unless they want to talk about how he leads the league in interceptions with 24, but he is also in second place behind Lamar Jackson in touchdowns thrown this season with 30. The Winston Bandwagon should begin to start filling up.

 

 

 

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