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Lions QB Stafford sets franchise record

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford became the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Stafford's 79-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson with 10:27 left in the second quarter placed him ahead of Hall of Famer Bobby Layne.

Stafford, who is only in his fifth season, set the record with 15,782 yards on the completion. Layne had 15,710 from 1950-57.

Stafford is also the fourth-fastest quarterback to reach 100 career touchdown passes in 55 games, behind only Dan Marino (44), Kurt Warner (50) and Johnny Unitas (53).

Coincidently, Stafford and Layne both attended Highland Park High School in Dallas.

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