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Matthew Stafford passes Hall of Famer Bart Starr in all-time passing yards

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford moved into 70th place on the NFL's all-time passing leaderboard with a TD pass to Calvin Johnson on Thursday. Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford has passed another Hall of Fame quarterback.

The Detroit Lions's 27-year-old signal-caller completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson in the first quarter Thursday night against Green Bay, moving him past former Packers legend and Hall of Famer Bart Starr for No. 70 on the NFL’s all-time passing list.

Starr threw for 24,718 yards for Green Bay from 1956 to 1971.

Stafford, as of that touchdown pass, had 24,731 passing yards.

Next up for Stafford is Tommy Kramer, who threw for 24,777 yards for Minnesota and New Orleans. Stafford has already passed former NFL stars Roger Staubach, Otto Graham and Norm Van Brocklin this season.

Stafford is the only active NFL quarterback younger than 30 among the top 100 in all-time passing yards.

With a pair of first-quarter scoring tosses, Stafford also passed Starr and Billy Kilmer in career touchdown passes (152) and to move into a tie for 79th with Staubach (153).