TDIF: Dan Marino’s Historic Accomplishment

Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

On this date in 1998, Dan Marino became the first player in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes.  Known for his powerful arm and quick release, the Dolphins quarterback fired three touchdown passes to O.J. McDuffie as Miami routed New Orleans, 30-10.  The 9-time Pro Bowler’s milestone put him ahead of other legendary quarterbacks like Fran Tarkenton, who finished with 342 career touchdown passes.  Currently, Marino ranks third on the all-time career leaders in touchdown passes, trailing Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

Here’s a look back at the Hall of Famer’s historic game against the Saints, as originally presented in “Inside the NFL.”

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