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Marino Monday: Dan Marino vs John Elway

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Two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, face off in this 1985 classic

Welcome to Marino Mondays!

Over the next few months, I’m going to be searching the internet looking for some of the GOAT’s best performances throughout his Hall of Fame career. And although the end result might not always be a Miami Dolphins’ victory, I assure you Marino will look damn good throwing the football. These videos will showcase Marino’s rocket arm. They will show off his ability to move effortlessly around in the pocket. You will have a chance to see his lightning quick release and pinpoint accuracy. Most of all, you will get to relive your childhood, and what made most of us fall in love with the Miami Dolphins.

Without further ado, the fifth installment in the Marino Monday series.


September 29th, 1985

Two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, square off in this 1985 match-up. And despite how good John Elway was, Dan Marino was that much better. The Dolphins and Broncos battled back and fourth, but ultimately it was Don Shula’s Dolphins that got the last laugh. 30-26 was the end result, but this game was so much more. Two Hall of Fame quarterbacks from the same draft class battled for NFL supremacy. One of these QBs thrived in the limelight, the other did not. Miami’s offense outplayed the Broncos all day long, and with the game on the line, Dan Marino took matters into his own hand. Marino finished the game 25/43 for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns. His opponent John Elway, completed 18/37 for 250 yard and 1 interception. Marino was the better quarterback on this day, and so were the Dolphins.

Here are the highlights from Miami’s impressive 30-26 win.

CREDIT: YoutTube

Do you remember where you were on this historic day in 1985? Have any suggestions on what you would like to see in the next installment of Marino Mondays? Like? Dislike? Let us know in the comments below.


Previous installments

Dan Marino throws for 5 touchdowns vs New England in 1994

Dan Marino’s first career start vs the Buffalo Bills in 1983

Dan Marino leads the Dolphins to victory over the undefeated Chicago Bears

Dan Marino defeats the Bills in convincing fashion in 1993

This article was written by Josh Houtz. Follow him on Twitter!

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