Matthew Stafford crosses 10,000 career passing yards mark

Sam Greenwood

The Lions' star signal caller is seventh all-time on Detroit's career passing list and climbing.

In the Detroit Lions' 31-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, quarterback Matthew Stafford surpassed 10,000 passing yards for his career. In doing so, he was the second fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark, just behind Kurt Warner. It also moved Stafford into seventh place on Detroit's career passing yards list with 10,233 yards.

Barring an injury early in next week's game, Stafford will pass Joey Harrington -- who threw for 10,242 yards in Detroit -- for sixth on the team's all-time list. By the time the season ends, Harrington will also pass Eric Hipple and potentially Gary Danielson, provided he stays healthy. If Stafford stays on his current pace, he has a good shot of jumping to No. 1 by the end of the 2013 season.

It took Stafford 37 games to reach 10,000 yards, though those 37 games came over the course of three-plus years thanks to injuries. Over half of those yards came last season, when he threw for 5,038 yards in 16 games. Through eight games this season, Stafford has thrown for 2,393 yards.

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