The first 400 passing yard game

On November 14, 1943, Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears became the first quarterback to throw more than 400 yards in a single game.

Luckman led the Bears to a 56-7 blowout victory over the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in New York as he threw a record 433 yards. The Giants scored their only touchdown in the second quarter of the game.

The 1965 Hall of Fame inductee is no longer ranked in the top 50 when it comes to the single game passing yards record but he did pass a big barrier at the time. He was chosen second in the first round of the 1939 NFL draft by the Bears and stayed with the team until his retirement at the conclusion of the 1950 season. In 1943 he was horned with the Joe F. Carr Trophy  or Most Valuable Player Award. He was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame team All-1940s Team. He played in three pro-bowls and

The current record holder for most passing yards in a single game is held by hall of famer Norm Van Brocklin who threw 554 yards on September 28, 1951.


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