- Bill Barnwell
It's a good thing for your starting quarterback to throw for 300 yards. Although it can occasionally be a sign that your offense lofted up a lot of attempts in a losing effort, it usually means that the passing game is clicking and big plays are being made downfield. During the DVOA Era (1993-2010), quarterbacks throwing for 300 yards or more in a game win about 54 percent of the time.
And yet, Sunday produced five quarterbacks who threw for 300 yards or more -- and four of them lost. The one quarterback who did throw for 300 and win was Donovan McNabb, who needed overtime to do so.
Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders breaks down the best and worst individual performances of NFL Week 5, with an eye toward a few QBs who seemed to have big days, but whose stats were misleading.