Former Georgia Bulldog QB Matthew Stafford sets National Football League record

Ruben Hill
October 21, 2019

The Lions scored first in the game, on a 16-yard Marvin Jones touchdown, but Minnesota quickly answered. The victory - the Vikings' first of the season in the division - moved them to 5-2 ahead of a Thursday night home game with the 1-6 Redskins.

On Monday, the Lions were screwed multiple times by the officials, costing them what would have been a huge win over the Green Bay Packers. Last week, with Gedeon unable to play, the Vikings used reserve linebacker Eric Wilson on a handful of snaps in his place, but mostly leaned on safety/linebacker hybrid Jayron Kearse to fill the void.

Going into Sunday, Stafford had passed for 39,913 yards, 246 touchdowns and 131 interceptions in 146 career games.

In the first half of the Detroit Lions' Week 7 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Matthew Stafford made National Football League history. He left the field with the assistance of the team's athletic training staff, and eventually traded his helmet for a baseball cap after it was determined he wouldn't return to the field. Minnesota receiver Stefon Diggs caught three of those scoring passes.

On second-and-7, the Vikings wide receiver motioned to the right side of the field presnap and took off down Minnesota's sideline. It was Cousins' resourcefulness, and the relentless legs of Cook, that helped them survive.

About 1-hour before kickoff, the officials came out onto the field and the Lions fans who were already in the stadium let them have it! Check out this absurd diving touchdown on a pass from Kirk Cousins.

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