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Nov. 26, 1995 – Dan Marino set a new NFL record with his 343rd career TD pass

The 1995 season is a year full of milestones for Dan Marino as he breaks the NFL record for pass completions on October 8th against the Indianapolis Colts with 3,686. Then on November 12th against the New England Patriots Marino breaks the NFL record of yards passing of 47,003. Then two weeks later in Indianapolis Dan Marino throws his 343rd career Touchdowns pass breaking Fran Tarkenton‘s record. However, the Miami Dolphins lose all three games and finish with a 9-7 record barely squeezing in to the playoffs as the 6th seed. In the Wild Card round against the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo Dan Marino passes for 422 in a 37-22 loss. The game would prove to be the final one coached by Don Shula who is forced to retire by new owner H. Wayne Huizenga who wants to bring in Jimmy Johnson to run the team. Despite the way his career ended Shula would remain in the Dolphins front office. In Shula’s 33 years as coach he collects a record of 347-173-6. During his 26 years at the helm of the Dolphins the team only suffers two losing season and wins two Super Bowls in five trips to the big game.

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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.

Dec. 2, 1984 – Dan Marino threw his 40th touchdown pass of the season


In 1984, Dan Marino really burst into the forefront of the NFL. It took him just eight games to beat Bob Griese’s single-season team record for touchdown passes, and nine weeks to top Griese’s team record for most passing yards in one season.

Marino capped off an incredible season by setting single-season NFL records for touchdown passes (48), completions (362), and yards (5,084). The only thing that could have made this dream season better would have been a Super Bowl victory. Unfortunately for Marino and the rest of the Dolphins, though, they were beaten in the Super Bowl by the San Francisco 49ers.