Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford sets pass attempts record
- Updated: Dec. 30, 2012 at 02:32 p.m.
DETROIT -- Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts.
Stafford threw his 692nd pass in the first quarter against Chicago on Sunday, completing a 5-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew. He surpasses the mark of 691 set by the New England Patriots' Drew Bledsoe in 1994.
With star receiver Calvin Johnson having a record-settting season of his own - and with no consistent running game to balance the offense - Detroit has relied heavily on Stafford.
Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season mark for yards receiving last weekend.