For setting the single-game passing yards record for rookies and for becoming only the second rookie ever to throw for 5 touchdowns in one game, Matthew Stafford was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Stafford is the first Lion to win a player of the week award since Shaun Rogers in 2007. The last Lions quarterback to receive the award was Joey Harrington in 2003.
To also recognize Matthew Stafford's amazing performance, the jersey he wore on Sunday and the ball he threw to Calvin Johnson on the 75-yard touchdown were both sent to Canton, Ohio, to be placed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stafford's jersey is actually torn right down the middle as a result of a postgame injury evaluation, but the Hall of Fame will leave it be since there is already history behind that tear.
Stafford's jersey and the football went into something called the Pro Football Today Gallery, which includes a number of things the Hall of Fame acquired this season.