Weekly Top 20

The career leaders in major statistical categories include a blend of Hall of Fame players as well as many of today’s NFL stars. Each Tuesday, thanks to Elias Sports Bureau, ProFootballHOF.com features the career leaders in four main statistical categories.

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As of Jan. 2, 2017 (through Week 17)

WEEK 17 TOP 20 HIGHLIGHT:

New England quarterback Tom Brady completed 25 of 33 passes for 276 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 130.4 passer rating in the Patriots’ 35-14 win at Miami. Brady finished the regular season with 28 touchdown passes and two interceptions, recording the highest touchdown/interception ratio in NFL history.

​Brady has 51 career games with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions, tying Peyton Manning for the most such games in league history.

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Passer Rating | Receptions | Rushing Yards | Scoring 

1970 Top 20

Italics denotes Hall of Famers
Bold denotes players active during the 2016 season

PASSER RATING
1 Aaron Rodgers 104.14
2 Russell Wilson 99.58
3 Tom Brady 97.20
4 Tony Romo 97.15
5 Steve Young 96.81
6 Peyton Manning 96.46
7 Drew Brees 96.30
8 Philip Rivers 94.74
9 Ben Roethlisberger 94.08
10 Kurt Warner 93.71
11 Matt Ryan 93.63
12 Kirk Cousins 93.59
13 Joe Montana 92.26
14 Chad Pennington 90.14
15 Matt Schaub 89.09
16 Andy Dalton 89.06
17t Colin Kaepernick 88.89
17t Carson Palmer 88.04
19 Derek Carr 87.90
20 Daunte Culpepper 87.78
 
RECEPTIONS
1 Jerry Rice 1,549
2 Tony Gonzalez 1,325
3 Larry Fitzgerald 1,125
4 Marvin Harrison 1,102
5 Cris Carter 1,101
6 Tim Brown 1,094
7 Jason Witten 1,089
8 Terrell Owens 1,078
9 Anquan Boldin 1,076
10 Reggie Wayne 1,070
11 Andre Johnson 1,062
12 Steve Smith 1,031
13 Isaac Bruce 1,024
14 Hines Ward 1,000
15 Randy Moss 982
16 Andre Reed 951
17 Derrick Mason 943
18 Brandon Marshall 941
19 Art Monk 940
20 Torry Holt 920
 
RUSHING YARDS
1 Emmitt Smith 18,355
2 Walter Payton 16,726
3 Barry Sanders 15,269
4 Curtis Martin 14,101
5 LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684
6 Jerome Bettis 13,662
7 Eric Dickerson 13,259
8 Frank Gore 13,065
9 Tony Dorsett 12,739
10 Jim Brown 12,312
11 Marshall Faulk 12,279
12 Edgerrin James 12,246
13 Marcus Allen 12,243
14 Franco Harris 12,120
15 Thurman Thomas 12,074
16 Adrian Peterson 11,725
17 Fred Taylor 11,695
18 Steven Jackson 11,438
19 John Riggins 11,352
20 Corey Dillon 11,241
 
SCORING
1 Morten Andersen 2,544
2 Gary Anderson 2,434
3 Adam Vinatieri 2,378
4 Jason Hanson 2,150
5 John Carney 2,062
6 Matt Stover 2,004
7 George Blanda 2,002
8 Jason Elam 1,983
9 John Kasay 1,970
10 Sebastian Janikowski 1,799
11 Norm Johnson 1,736
12 David Akers 1,721
13 Nick Lowery 1,711
14 Jan Stenerud 1,699
15 Phil Dawson 1,698
16 Ryan Longwell 1,681
17 Eddie Murray 1,594
18 Al Del Greco 1,584
19 Olindo Mare 1,555
20 Matt Bryant 1,487
 

 

Here's a flashback look at how the Top 20 looked at the start of the 1970 season when the NFL and AFL merged.

PASSING YARDS
1 Johnny Unitas 35,502
2 Y.A. Tittle 33,070
3 Sonny Jurgensen 26,978
4 Bobby Layne 26,768
5 George Blanda 25,965
6 John Brodie 23,934
7 Norm Van Brocklin 23,611
8 Otto Graham 23,584
9 Fran Tarkenton 23,140
10 Bart Starr 22,787
11 Babe Parilli 22,681
12 Sammy Baugh 21,886
13 Norm Snead 21,655
14 Jack Kemp 21,218
15 Charley Conerly 19,488
16 Len Dawson 19,103
17 John Hadl 19,026
18 Tobin Rote 18,850
19 Billy Wade 18,530
20 Milt Plum 17,536
 

 

RECEPTIONS
1 Raymond Berry 631
2 Lionel Taylor 567
3 Bobby Mitchell 521
4T Don Maynard 503
4T Billy Howton 503
6 Tommy McDonald 495
7 Don Hutson 488
8 Art Powell 479
9 Pete Retzlaff 452
10 Bobby Joe Conrad 418
11 Boyd Dowler 417
12 Charley Hennigan 410
13 Billy Wilson 407
14 Jim Phillips 401
15 Tom Fears 400
16 Lance Alworth 394
17 Chris Burford 391
18 Elroy Hirsch 387
19 Dante Lavelli 386
20 Pete Pihos 373
 
RUSHING YARDS
1 Jim Brown 12,312
2 Joe Perry 9,723
3 Jim Taylor 8,597
4 John Henry Johnson 6,806
5 Don Perkins 6,217
6 Steve Van Buren 5,860
7 Rick Casares 5,797
8 Dick Bass 5,416
9 Hugh McElhenny 5,281
10 Lenny Moore 5,174
11 Ollie Matson 5,173
12 Clem Daniels 5,138
13 John David Crow 4,963
14 Paul Lowe 4,962
15 Marion Motley 4,720
16 J.D. Smith 4,672
17 Alex Webster 4,638
18 Abner Haynes 4,630
19 Bob Hoernschemeyer 4,548
20 Bill Brown 4,438
 
SCORING
1 Lou Groza 1,608
2 George Blanda 1,372
3 Gino Cappelletti 1,032
4 Sam Baker 898
5 Bobby Walston 881
6 Lou Michaels 837
7 Don Hutson 823
8 Paul Hornung 760
9 Jim Brown 756
10 Tommy Davis 716
11 Lenny Moore 678
12 Ben Agajanian 655
13 Gordy Soltau 644
14 Jim Bakken 586
15 Bob Waterfield 573
16 Pat Summerall 563
17 Jim Taylor 558
18 Bobby Mitchell 546
19 Fred Cox 544
20 Gene Mingo 535