Lions’ Stafford fastest QB to 40,000 yards

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford became the fastest player to reach 40,000 NFL career passing yards on Sunday.He entered the game against the Minnesota Vikings needing 87 yards to hit the milestone and eclipsed it on a 36-yard completion to wideout Danny Amendola in the first quarter.The previous record holder, Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, did it in his 151st game. Sunday’s game was the 147th of Stafford’s career.Stafford, 31, also was the fastest to hit other milestones: 15,000, 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000. He entered the game No. 21 on the NFL’s all-time passing list, trailing Johnny Unitas by 326 yards.Talking to reporters earlier in the week, Stafford seemed unfazed by the 40,000-yard mark.

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