Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton
began Sunday as the Green Bay Packers' all-time leader in receiving yardage. That changed when veteran WR Donald Driver made his lone catch in yesterday's win over the Carolina Panthers. His 10-yard gain on the reception gave him a career total of 9,666 receiving yards which broke the 9,656 yards that Lofton amassed while wearing a Packers uniform.
With Driver surpassing Lofton's mark now only seven NFL teams have a Hall of Famer who owns the club's record for career receiving yardage.
, New York Jets
, San Diego Chargers
, Seattle Seahawks
, Cleveland Browns
, Washington Redskins
, San Francisco 49ers
, Dallas Cowboys
More History in NFC North
|Jason Hanson posed next to his jersey and shoes during a visit to the Hall of Fame in August.
Donald Driver's record-setting catch wasn't the only history being made by teams in the NFC North.
Veteran kicker Jason Hanson set the NFL record for most games played for a single team. He participated in his 297th game for Detroit on Sunday as he scored 12 points to help the Lions to a 48-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He snapped the record held by Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews who played in 296 games for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans.
The Lions win was also the franchise's biggest margin of victory in a regular season game. The Lions began as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans in 1930.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson added his name to another team record when he scored a pair of touchdowns on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His scores gave him 54 career rushing touchdowns to surpass the total shared by Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown.
Football from @DetroitLionsNFL Jason Hanson's 1900th pt on Sun. on way to Canton! Also set rec. for most games played w/ 1 team (297). #NFL
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