Graham is sixth player to pass for 400 yards

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:27 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to

Oct. 4, 1952

For the only time in his six-year NFL career, Otto Graham passes for more than 400 yards in a game. The Cleveland Browns quarterback completes 21-of-49 passes for 401 yards in a 21-20 victory over the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

Graham is just the sixth quarterback to throw for more than 400 yards.

His three touchdown passes prevent the 14-point favorite Browns from being upset. Graham, who is not intercepted, connects with Marion Motley for a 68-yard score five minutes into the game. After Cleveland falls behind 20-7, Graham hits Bill Jones for a 47-yard touchdown and Sherman Howard for a 56-yard score in the third quarter to pull out the victory.