A milestone of a day in the NFL

On November 5, 1995, both Warren Moon of the Minnesota Vikings and John Elway of the Denver Broncos became the sixth and seventh quarterbacks to pass the mark of 40,000 career passing yards.

Moon’s passing helped lead the Vikings to a 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently has the fifth most passing yards of all NFL quarterbacks with 49,325. He started his career in 1984 with the Houston Texans and also played for the Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and finished with the Kansas City Chiefs. His Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in 2006.

Elway and the Broncos scored a 38-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. He is fourth in the category with 51,475 career passing yards. The Broncos picked him in the first round of the first round of the 1983 draft and stayed with the team until his retirement in 1998. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame with the class of 2004. Not many people know he was also drafted into Major League Baseball by the Kansas City Royals in 1979 out of high school and by the New York Yankees in 1981 when he was at Stanford University.

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