The records toppled like dominoes on this night at the Orange Bowl. Dan Marino threw for four TDs in his fourth consecutive game, bringing his single-season record to 48. But none was more important than after Dallas scored late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. Marino's final TD pass went to Mark Clayton–his record 18th TD reception of the year, giving the Dolphins a 28-21 victory.moreless
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Rams always played the 49ers tough, but San Francisco usually won. That trend was exemplified on this night in Candlestick Park. Gary "Big Hands" Johnson sacked L.A. quarterback Jeff Kemp for a safety with just over a minute left to nail down a 19-17 win. It was San Francisco's NFL-record 15th victory of the season.moreless
Bruce Hardy helped Dan Marino get a share of history. Hardy caught Marino's 36th touchdown pass of the season, helping the Dolphins beat the faltering Jets 2-17 and clinch the AFC East Division again.
"Raider Busters" was the T-shirt and button of choice among the record 64,001 at The Kingdome. Behind the hot hands of QB David Krieg, Seattle handed the Raiders only their third MNF loss ever, 17-14.
In 1984, defense was the key to Seattle's most successful season. Safety Kenny Easley intercepted three San Diego passes as the Seahawks shut off "Air Coryell," 24-0.
As part of the Rams' 7-2 midseason stretch, Eric Dickerson gained 145 yards rushing. Henry Ellard's 69-yard punt return TD highlighted L.A.'s 24-10 win over the Falcons.
Defensive dynamo Tom Jackson got his Bronco teammates fired up for this snow-swept game against Green Bay. On the first two plays from scrimmage, Denver forced two fumbles and racked up two touchdowns as a result. The 17-14 Denver win lives long in the folklore of the Mile High City.
One reason the diversified 49ers were the top team in 1984, was its unprecedented 8-0 road record. Regulars and reserved shone brightly for San Francisco in their 31-10 wipeout of the Giants.
Dan Marino was showing off his best stuff in 1984. So was Mark Duper, who collected his fourth TD reception in Miami's easy 21-17 win.
For the second straight week, Washington would bow to a team that would go on to Super Bowl XIX. Joe Montana threw three TDs as San Francisco won its home opener, 37-31.
Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey became the Jets' home in 1984. This was the Jets' first Jersey game. With backup Pat Ryan as the starter for New York, Pittsburgh had a bit of an easier time, winning 23-17.