Stafford sets record with 13 straight completions

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws in the second quarter.

New Orleans – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford added to his list of franchise records in the first half of the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints, completing 13 consecutive passes. That breaks the mark previously held by Jon Kitna.

Stafford finished the half 19-23 for 175 yards and a touchdown as the Lions went to the locker room up 13-6. He did it without leading receiver Marvin Jones, who is sidelined with a thigh injury.

On Detroit’s lone touchdown drive, Stafford completed all eight of his passes for 85 yards. He capped the scoring series with a one-yard pass to running back Theo Riddick.

Stafford holds nearly every franchise passing record, including yards, touchdowns and completion percentage, both single-season and career marks.