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, 2018 (through Week 17)

WEEK 17 TOP 20 HIGHLIGHT:

Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 317 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons’ win over Carolina. Ryan has 41,796 career passing yards and passed PEYTON MANNING (41,626) for the most passing yards by a player in his first 10 seasons in NFL history.

Ryan currently ranks 12th in All-Time Passer Rating (93.44).

Passer Rating | Receptions | Rushing Yards | Scoring 

1971 Top 20

Italics denotes Hall of Famers
Bold denotes players active during the 2017 season

PASSER RATING
1 Aaron Rodgers 103.80
2 Russell Wilson 98.76
3 Tom Brady 97.57
4 Tony Romo 97.15
5 Steve Young 96.81
6 Drew Brees 96.73
7 Peyton Manning 96.46
8 Philip Rivers 94.84
9 Ben Roethlisberger 94.02
10 Kurt Warner 93.71
11 Kirk Cousins 93.66
12 Matt Ryan 93.41
13 Joe Montana 92.26
14 Chad Pennington 90.14
15 Matt Schaub 89.09
16 Colin Kaepernick 89.89
17 Andy Dalton 88.71
18 Matthew Stafford 88.28
19 Carson Palmer 87.89
20 Daunte Culpepper 87.78
 
RECEPTIONS
1 Jerry Rice 1,549
2 Tony Gonzalez 1,325
3 Larry Fitzgerald 1,234
4 Jason Witten 1,152
5 Marvin Harrison 1,102
6 Cris Carter 1,101
7 Tim Brown 1,094
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 Brandon Marshall 959
17 Andre Reed 951
18 Derrick Mason 943
19 Art Monk 940
20 Antonio Gates 927
 
RUSHING YARDS
1 Emmitt Smith 18,355
2 Walter Payton 16,726
3 Barry Sanders 15,269
4 Curtis Martin 14,101
5 Frank Gore 14,026
6 LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684
7 Jerome Bettis 13,662
8 Eric Dickerson 13,259
9 Tony Dorsett 12,739
10 Jim Brown 12,312
11 Marshall Faulk 12,279
12 Adrian Peterson 12,276
13 Edgerrin James 12,246
14 Marcus Allen 12,243
15 Franco Harris 12,120
16 Thurman Thomas 12,074
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 Adam Vinatieri 2,487
3 Gary Anderson 2,434
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 Phil Dawson 1,817
11 Sebastian Janikowski 1,799
12 Norm Johnson 1,736
13 David Akers 1,721
14 Nick Lowery 1,711
15 Jan Stenerud 1,699
16 Ryan Longwell 1,687
17 Matt Bryant 1,624
18T Stephen Gostkowski 1,613
18T Eddie Murray 1,594
20 Al Del Greco 1,584
 

 

Here's a flashback look at how the Top 20 looked at the start of the 1971 season.

Passers | Receiving | Rushing | Scoring