And then there were seven…

And then there were seven…

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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.

Don Maynard
, New York Jets
11,732 (1960-1972)

Lance Alworth, San Diego Chargers
9,584 (1962-1970)

Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks
13,089 (1976-1989)

Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland Browns
7,980 (1978-1990)

Art Monk, Washington Redskins
12,028 (1980-1993)

Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
19,247 (1985-2000)

Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys
11,904 (1988-1999)

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.

From @ProFootballHOF

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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