According to the Lions' public relations staff, Stafford reached 40,000 career passing yards in is his 147th career game played, which is the fewest games needed in National Football League history to accomplish the feat.
Although his career has waned in recent years, at his peak he was one of the best tight ends in the National Football League, and Sunday's scamper into the end zone was reminiscent of his former glory days.
Cousins lofted a long pass to Stefon Diggs on a second-and-5 from his 30 and the speedy receiver took a 66-yard reception to the Lions 4 to set up Dalvin Cook's TD run. The Lions are still waiting for their first playoff win since 1991.More news: Lebanon braces for massive anti-government protests
The Vikings scored touchdowns on four straight possessions, not including an aborted no-play drive at the end of the first half, and the Lions couldn't come up with a stop with the game still in the balance late in the fourth quarter, losing at Ford Field for the second time this season, 42-30. He also owns many franchise records, including most career pass completions made by a Lions quarterback and most career games with 400 passing yards. Not too shabby. Stafford has already thrown for over 100 yards in the first quarter today.
The loss drops the Lions to 2-3-1 in the NFC North, well behind the Vikings (5-2) and division-leading Green Bay Packers (6-1).
Detroit's defense simply couldn't get Cousins off the field on Sunday.More news: Conor McGregor facing second sexual assault investigation
Adam Thielen caught the first of four TD passes from Cousins in the first quarter and the receiver didn't return because of a hamstring injury. Danny Amendola had eight receptions for 105 yards.
Vikings: Thielen had a game-ending hamstring injury in the first quarter after he was hurt while scoring his seventh touchdown of the season. Zimmer didn't have an update on Thielen's condition after the game.More news: Godfather Director Francis Ford Coppola Calls MCU Movies "Despicable"