Most Passing Yards in a Game in Detroit Lions History

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BetMGM Sep 16, 2021, 4:17 PM

The Detroit Lions have struggled to consistently win games for most of their 90-year existence – and haven’t been successful against the spread in NFL betting lately – but have produced a lot of notable passing performances over the last decade.

Matthew Stafford completed 26 of 43 passes for five touchdowns and 422 yards in a win over the Cleveland Browns in 2009, his rookie season. At the time, the Lions were only two years removed from their most recent 400-yard game (Jon Kitna in 2007) but it was just the fourth 400-yard game in franchise history.

Twelve years later, Stafford is gone but his name dominates the Lions’ record books, especially for most passing yards in a single game. The former No. 1 overall pick had 10 games with at least 400 passing yards over 12 seasons with the franchise, owns the only 500-yard game in franchise history, and has 17 of the top 20 highest yardage totals.

Entering the 2021 season, here are the highest single-game passing yardage totals in Detroit Lions’ history:

RankPlayerDateYards
1Matthew Stafford1/1/2012520
2Matthew Stafford10/27/2013488
3Jon Kitna9/23/2007446
4Matthew Stafford12/22/2012443
5Matthew Stafford11/22/2012441
6Charlie Batch11/18/2001436
7Matthew Stafford10/29/2017423
8Matthew Stafford11/22/2009422
9Scott Mitchell11/23/1995410
10Matthew Stafford12/4/2011408
11Matthew Stafford11/3/2019406
12Matthew Stafford10/18/2015405
13Matthew Stafford12/6/2020402
14Matthew Stafford12/18/2011391
15Matthew Stafford11/27/2014390
16Matthew Stafford9/25/2016385
17Matthew Stafford9/8/2019385
18Matthew Stafford9/22/2013385
19Matthew Stafford12/10/2017381
20Matthew Stafford9/25/2011378

 

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