All eyes were on one man ahead of Miami Dolphins’ NFL encounter with New England Patriots 21 years ago today. It wasn’t much about the result but whether Dan Marino could set another personal achievement by becoming the all-time leader in passing yards in NFL history. The 34-year-old came into the game, needing just 38 yards to move ahead of Fran Tarkenton.
And Marino duly delivered when it mattered, connecting on a 9-yard completion to wide receiver Irving Fryar and throw for 333 yards breaking Tarkenton’s NFL record for career passing yards (47,003). But Patriots had the final say, winning the match 34-17
Here’s the other sporting events that happened on this day:
1988: Japan beat MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo.
1995: Michael Schumacher wins the Formula One title by 33 points.
2004: John Toshack signs a five-year contract to become the new manager of Wales.
2009: Premier League clubs reject a proposal to accept Celtic and Rangers in the English top flight.
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