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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.