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NFL passers en fuego

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes the

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes the ball in the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Sept. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The NFL has become a passing league like never before, and two key stats reflect the trend:

Games are averaging 485.1 passing yards, which is on pace to break the record of 462.6, set last year. And the combined league-wide passer rating for quarterbacks is currently at 86.5, which is ahead of last year's record mark of 85.6.

One other stat to note: The average number of touchdown passes is 3.12, which is on pace to be the highest since 1963 (3.21).

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