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Marino shattered NFL passing records

Updated: December 29, 2006, 3:01 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Sept. 4, 1994 - Eleven months earlier, Dan Marino's streak of playing in 145 consecutive non-strike games ended when he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in his right leg. Some wondered if the Miami Dolphins quarterback would recover from the injury.

Marino answered the question in today's season opener. Before 69,613 fans and a sea of sportswriters in Joe Robbie Stadium, No. 13 showed he still was No. 1 with his arm.

Down 21-10 to the New England Patriots ...

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