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Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre throws for career-high 446 yards

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11/08/2010

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw for a career-high 446 passing yards in the Vikings' 27-24 overtime win against the Arizona Cardinals during Week 9 NFL action Sunday. The performance marked the first 400-yard game for the 20-year veteran since December 5, 1993 (402 at Chicago Bears). That span of 16 years, 337 days between 400-yard passing games is the longest in NFL history.

Eclipsing the 400-yard passing mark, however, is not a sure-fire way to earn election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The lofty plateau has been reached a total of 217 times in NFL history by 109 different quarterbacks. Only 15 of those passers have made their way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Below is a list of the 59 games in which a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback threw for 400 or more yards. Dan Marino is the NFL record-holder with 13 career 400-yard games.

Date Player Comp. Att. Yds. TD
Dec. 6, 1998 John Elway, Denver vs. Kansas City 32 22 400 2
Nov. 26, 1998 Troy Aikman, Dallas vs. Minnesota 57 34 455 1
Oct. 26, 1997 Warren Moon, Seattle vs. Oakland 44 28 409 5
Dec. 18, 1995 Steve Young, San Francisco vs. Minnesota 49 30 425 3
Oct. 1, 1995 Dan Marino, Miami vs. Cincinnati 48 33 450 2
Nov. 20, 1994 Warren Moon, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Jets 50 33 400 2
Nov. 6, 1994 Warren Moon, Minnesota vs. New Orleans 57 33 420 3
Sept. 25, 1994 Dan Marino, Miami vs. Minnesota 54 29 431 3
Sept. 4, 1994 Dan Marino, Miami vs. New England (OT) 42 23 473 5
Nov. 28, 1993 Steve Young, San Francisco vs. L.A. Rams 32 26 462 4
Sept. 13, 1992 Steve Young, San Francisco vs. Buffalo 37 26 449 3
Sept. 13, 1992 Jim Kelly, Buffalo vs. San Francisco 33 22 403 3
Nov. 10, 1991 Warren Moon, Houston vs. Dallas (OT) 56 41 432 0
Oct. 13, 1991 Warren Moon, Houston vs. N.Y. Jets 50 35 423 2
Dec. 16, 1990 Warren Moon, Houston vs. Kansas City 45 27 527 3
Nov. 4, 1990 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. Green Bay 40 25 411 3
Oct. 14, 1990 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. Atlanta 49 32 476 6
Dec. 23, 1989 Warren Moon, Houston vs. Cleveland 51 32 414 2
Dec. 11, 1989 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. L.A. Rams 42 30 458 3
Sept. 24, 1989 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. Philadelphia 34 25 428 5
Sept. 24, 1989 Dan Marino, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets 55 33 427 3
Dec. 12, 1988 Dan Marino, Miami vs. Cleveland 50 30 404 4
Oct. 23, 1988 Dan Marino, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets 60 35 521 3
Dec. 14, 1986 Dan Marino, Miami vs. L.A. Rams (OT) 46 29 403 5
Nov. 17, 1986 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. Washington 60 33 441 0
Nov. 16, 1986 Dan Marino, Miami vs. Buffalo 54 39 404 4
Sept. 21, 1986 Dan Marino, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets (OT) 50 30 448 6
Dec. 20, 1985 John Elway, Denver vs. Seattle 42 24 432 1
Nov. 10, 1985 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. L.A. Raiders (OT) 41 26 436 4
Oct. 6, 1985 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. Atlanta 57 37 429 5
Sept. 15, 1985 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. Seattle 43 29 440 4
Dec. 9, 1984 Dan Marino, Miami vs. Indianapolis 41 29 404 4
Dec. 2, 1984 Dan Marino, Miami vs. L.A. Raiders 57 35 470 4
Nov. 4, 1984 Dan Marino, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets 42 23 422 2
Oct. 21, 1984 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. L.A. Raiders 45 24 410 3
Sept. 30, 1984 Dan Marino, Miami vs. St. Louis 36 24 429 3
Dec. 20, 1982 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. Cincinnati 40 25 435 1
Dec. 11, 1982 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. San Francisco 48 33 444 5
Nov. 21, 1982 Joe Montana, San Francisco vs. St. Louis 39 26 408 3
Oct. 19, 1980 Dan Fouts, San Diego vs. N.Y. Giants 41 26 444 3
Dec. 11, 1972 Joe Namath, N.Y. Jets vs. Oakland 46 25 403 1
Sept. 24, 1972 Joe Namath, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore 28 15 496 6
Nov. 26, 1967 Sonny Jurgensen, Washington vs. Cleveland 50 32 418 3
Oct. 1, 1967 Joe Namath, N.Y. Jets vs. Miami 39 23 415 3
Sept. 17, 1967 Johnny Unitas, Baltimore vs. Atlanta 32 22 401 2
Nov. 28, 1965 Sonny Jurgensen, Washington vs. Dallas 43 26 411 3
Oct. 24, 1965 Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota vs. San Francisco 35 21 407 3
Nov. 1, 1964 Len Dawson, Kansas City vs. Denver 38 23 435 6
Dec. 16, 1962 Sonny Jurgensen, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 34 15 419 5
Oct. 28, 1962 Y.A. Tittle, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington 39 27 505 7
Dec. 17, 1961 Sonny Jurgensen, Philadelphia vs. Detroit 42 27 403 3
Nov. 19, 1961 George Blanda, Houston vs. N.Y. Titans 32 20 418 7
Oct. 29, 1961 George Blanda, Houston vs. Buffalo 32 18 464 4
Oct. 29, 1961 Sonny Jurgensen, Philadelphia vs. Washington 41 27 436 3
Dec. 13, 1958 Bobby Layne, Pittsburgh vs. Chi. Cardinals 49 23 409 2
Oct. 4, 1952 Otto Graham, Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh 49 21 401 3
Sept. 28, 1951 Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Yanks 41 27 554 5
Oct. 31, 1948 Sammy Baugh, Washington vs. Boston 24 17 446 4
Nov. 14, 1943 Sid Luckman, Chi. Bears vs. N.Y. Giants 32 21 433 7

 

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