Jim Zorn completed 24 of 33 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns today as the Seattle Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints, 38-24.
Zorn became only the third player in NFL history to pass for more than 10,000 yards in his first four professional seasons. The other quarterbacks were Joe Namath and Norman Snead.
Zorn's third touchdown pass came with 6:16 remaining on a 35-yarder to Steve Largent to break a 24-24 tie.
His fourth touchdown pass came with 1:06 remaining, a five-yarder to Brian Peets, after Seattle recovered an onside kick and marched in for the score.
Zorn passed 39 yards to Largent for a touchdown in the second quarter and 5 yards to Sam McCullum in the opening quarter.
For Zorn it was the most yards passing in a game. His previous best was a 329-yard passing performance last season.
New Orleans, the surprise leader in the National Football Conference Western Division, tied the score at 24-24 with 8:25 remaining after Jack Holmes blocked a Herman Weaver punt, giving the Saints the ball on the Seattle 34.
The Saints scored five plays later. Chuck Muncie ran over from the one and Garo Yepremain kicked the extra point to tie the score.
Seattle scored its fourth win in five weeks to even its record at 6-6, while the Saints saw their mark fall to 6-6. However, New Orleans remained all alone in first place in the NFC West, one-half game ahead of the Los Angeles Rams who play Monday night at home against the Atlanta Falcons.