Nov. 12, 1995 – Dan Marino became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards

Dan Marino, 34, came into game against the New England Patriots needing 38 yards to move past Fran Tarkenton and become the NFL‘s all-time leader in passing yards.

Although the Miami Dolphins lost to the Patriots 34-17, Marino connected on a 9-yard completion to wide receiver Irving Fryar and threw for 333 yards breaking Tarkenton’s NFL record for career passing yards (47,003).

By the end of 1995 season, Marino was in a class by himself. He broke Tarkenton’s all-time NFL marks for completions, passing yardage, touchdowns and pass attempts. Six-yard pass to Keith Byars on Oct. 8 gave him record-setting 3,687th completion. Nine-yard completion to Irving Fryar on Nov. 12 moved him past Tarkenton’s 47,003 career yards. Six-yard pass to Byars on Nov. 26 gave him record-setting 343rd TD. Threw 6,468th career attempt (which fell incomplete to Randal Hill) to top Tarkenton on Dec. 11. Missed two games due to knee and hip injuries. Tied NFL playoff mark with 64 attempts in 37-22 AFC first-round playoff loss to Buffalo.

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