Stafford Breaks Layne’s Lions Record

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford drops back at Cowboys Stadium. (File photo: Chris McGathey)
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford drops back at Cowboys Stadium. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Matthew Stafford entered yesterday’s game 68 yards shy of the Detroit Lions’ career record for passing yardage, which was held by another Highland Park High School graduate, Bobby Layne. Stafford surpassed his fellow Scot’s standard on a 79-yard touchdown toss to Calvin “Megatron” Johnson in the second quarter, the only quarter in which Detroit scored during a 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh. Stafford finished the game with 362 yards, giving him 16,005 as a pro.

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