Lions QB Matthew Stafford reaches 25,000 yards passing in 90 games

ST. LOUIS -- Matthew Stafford has once again accomplished something faster than any quarterback in NFL history.

With a 5-yard pass to Theo Riddick in the third quarter of the Lions' 21-14 loss to the St. Louis Rams, Stafford eclipsed 25,000 passing yards in 90 career games, fewer than any quarterback before him.

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was the previous owner of the mark, reaching 25,000 yards in 92 games. Stafford also reached 20,000 yards faster than any other quarterback, hitting the milestone in 71 games.

Stafford finished off the third-quarter drive -- the Lions' best at that point -- with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate.

After Stafford and Marino, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner were the next-fastest quarterbacks to 25,000 yards (97 games), followed by Aaron Rodgers (98) and Matt Ryan (99).

Stafford is also on pace for his best QBR and passer rating since 2011. Entering Sunday, he had a QBR of 56.3 and a passer rating of 91.1. In 2011, he had a QBR of 62.4 and a passer rating of 97.2.

Stafford finished the game Sunday 30-for-46 for 245 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.