Passing Age passing defenses by

Booming numbers, electric play by quarterbacks exactly what league has craved

Originally Published: November 19, 2010
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

For years the NFL has rigged the rules to provide for more passing, more points, more excitement. Now it is getting exactly what it wants.

Never before have we seen a time in which passing has been as prominent as it is today -- never. We are living in the Passing Age that has passed by defenses.

Just last weekend -- with San Diego's Philip Rivers, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans' Drew Brees each on a bye -- there were 13 individual 300-yard passing games, ...

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