MNF History: 1995
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Notes from the 1995 MNF season:

  • 1995 was another record-breaking season on the program, with six Monday Night records being set or tied, and four league marks being set or tied.

  • Dallas' 35-0 win over the Giants in Week 1 was the third opening night shutout in MNF history and first since 1978. Emmitt Smith scored four touchdowns in the game, en route to a league-record total of 25 for the season.

  • Dan Marino passed Fran Tarkenton as the NFL's all-time leader in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns. Two of the records were set on MNF: the attempts record of 6,467 (Dec. 11 vs. Kansas City); and tied the record with his 341st career TD pass, a 4-yarder to O.J. McDuffie (Nov. 20 at San Francisco).

  • Jerry Rice became the league's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yardage.

  • Two new teams, the Carolina Panthers (NFC West), and the Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC Central), joined the league, bumping the total to 30 teams.

  • The Rams franchise moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis, and the Raiders returned to Oakland from Los Angeles, leaving L.A., the No. 2 media market in the United States, without a professional football team.

    Home team in CAPS
    *denotes record
    MNF results: 1995
    Date Result
    Sept. 4, 1995* DALLAS 35, N.Y. Giants 0
    Sept. 11, 1995* Green Bay 27, CHICAGO 24
    Sept. 18, 1995 MIAMI 23, Pittsburgh 10
    Sept. 25, 1995 DETROIT 27, San Francisco 24
    Oct. 2, 1995 Buffalo 22, CLEVELAND 19
    Oct. 9, 1995 KANSAS CITY 29, San Diego 23 (OT)
    Oct. 16, 1995 DENVER 27, Oakland 0
    Oct. 23, 1995 NEW ENGLAND 27, Buffalo 14
    Oct. 30, 1995 Chicago 14, MINNESOTA 6
    Nov. 6, 1995 DALLAS 34, Philadelphia 12
    Nov. 13, 1995 PITTSBURGH 20, Cleveland 3
    Nov. 20, 1995* San Francisco 44, MIAMI 20
    Nov. 27, 1995 SAN DIEGO 12, Oakland 6
    Dec. 4, 1995* DETROIT 27, Chicago 7
    Dec. 11, 1995* MIAMI 13, Kansas City 6
    Dec. 18, 1995* SAN FRANCISCO 37, Minnesota 30
    Dec. 25, 1995 Dallas 37, ARIZONA 13

    *Dallas RB Emmitt Smith tied MNF records with four TDs (all rushing) in the Cowboys' Week 1 victory over the New York Giants.

    *Brett Favre and Robert Brooks broke the Monday Night record and tied a league mark with their 99-yard TD connection on Sept. 11 against Chicago.

    *Miami QB Dan Marino threw his 341st TD pass on Nov. 20 versus San Francisco, tying Fran Tarkenton's league record.

    *Detroit WR Herman Moore caught a Monday Night record 14 passes in the Lions' 27-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.

    *On Dec. 11 against Kansas City, Marino broke another of Tarkenton's passing records on MNF, throwing his 6,467th pass.

    *San Francisco WR Jerry Rice tied Moore's Monday Night record of 14 receptions against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 18. That night, he also caught three TD passes, becoming the only receiver to catch 3 TDs in a Monday Night game twice. His 289 receiving yards broke former teammate John Taylor's six-year-old mark of 286.



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