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: