Lions Vs. Rams: Shannon Eastin Will Become First Female To Officiate NFL Game

Sunday's season-opener in Detroit between the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions has some historical significance too. Larry Lage of the Associated Press reports referee Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate a regular season game:

Lage noted that Eastin has 16 years experience as a college official, including in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Tim Twentyman of Lions.com has another tidbit on something notable that could happen in today's game — if Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford passes for 160 yards or more, he'll join Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers to throw for more than 8,000 yards in their first 30 career starts.

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