Unitas breaks Tarkenton's completion record

Updated: October 14, 2005, 10:57 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Nov. 23, 1975

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton, in his 15th year in the NFL, eclipses Johnny Unitas' record for all-time pass completions. The 35-year-old Tarkenton connects with Ed Marino for a four-yard gain, the 2,831st completion of his career, as Minnesota raises its record to 10-0 with a 28-13 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Bloomington, Minn.

Tarkenton will be voted the league's MVP this season. He will finish his Hall of Fame career in 1978 with 3,686 completions, as well as having the records for attempts (6,467), yards (47,003) and touchdowns (342). The Miami Dolphins' Dan Marino will break all four of Tarkenton's records.