Moon became the first professional QB to pass for 5,000 yards in a season by reaching exactly 5,000 yards in 1982 while playing for the Edmonton Eskimos. In his final CFL season (1983), Moon threw for a league record 5,648 yards and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.
Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft, but head coach Jerry Glanville did not approve and said it would take a plane crash for him to put Favre into the game. Favre attempted four passes for the Falcons and was intercepted twice. Following the 1991 season, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers.
Sweeping rules changes were adopted by the NFL in 1974 to add action and tempo to games: one sudden-death overtime period was added for preseason and regular-season games; the goal posts were moved from the goal line to the end lines; kickoffs were moved from the 40- to the 35-yard line; after missed field goals from beyond the 20, the ball was to be returned to the line of scrimmage; restrictions were placed on members of the punting team to open up return possibilities; roll-blocking and cutting of wide receivers was eliminated; the extent of downfield contact a defender could have with an eligible receiver was restricted; the penalties for offensive holding, illegal use of the hands, and tripping were reduced from 15 to 10 yards; and wide receivers blocking back toward the ball within three yards of the line of scrimmage were prevented from blocking below the waist.