The Detroit Lions have had the same all-time leading passer since Bobby Layne took over the record from Clyde LeForce in 1951. By the time Layne’s Lions career came to an end in 1958, his passing yard total had reached 15,710.
With just 68 yards on Sunday, Matthew Stafford will overtake Layne to become the Detroit Lions’ new all-time leading passer.
A fun fact for Lions fans; Stafford needs just 49 yards to pass Scott Mitchell for 128th on the NFL’s all-time leading passer list.
As it turns out, the franchise passing record isn’t the only milestone Stafford could reach today. The next touchdown he throws will be the 100th of his career.
Matthew Stafford is ONE touchdown away from 100 TD passes. A TD Sun would make him 4th fastest EVER to 100 behind Marino, Warner & Unitas.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLONFOX) November 17, 2013
Stafford may be just 25 but the stats are already starting to get awfully gaudy. The beauty of Stafford is that he is the first to say that it is all about the team getting a win rather than him putting up numbers.