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Matthew Stafford Breaks Drew Bledsoe’s Single-Season Pass Attempts Record

Detroit QB Matthew Stafford broke Drew Bledsoe's single-season record with 727 pass attempts in 2012. (AP/Duane Burleson)

The Detroit Lions have had a disappointing year as a team. However, if there is a silver lining to salvage from their 4-12 season, it would most notably be WR Calvin Johnson setting the NFL single-season receiving yds record with 1,964 yds. Then we have a lesser-known record that takes a page of the history books away from the New England Patriots.

Detroit QB Matthew Stafford went 24 of 42 in today’s loss to the Chicago Bears to give him 727 pass attempts on the season, breaking Drew Bledsoe’s record of 691 that he set in 1994.

While it will not be a highly publicized achievement, we here in New England were proud of the fact that this record stood for 18 seasons even amidst the amazing passing records set over the past decade by the likes of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and others.

A congratulations is in order to Matthew Stafford for his accomplishment, but in today’s NFL, we will wait and see how long this record is able to withstand the test of time.

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