There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious and easiest yardsticks to use are statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season we've provided updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories. Now, with the help from Elias Sports Bureau, we are rolling out our expanded season's end lists so you can compare today's stars with the greatest of all-time.

1 Brett Favre 508   Career Notes:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 39 touchdown passes in 2011 which moved him into a tie with Hall of Famer John Elway for fifth all-time in touchdown passes.

Season at a glance:
2011 LEADER: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (46 TDs)


Single-Season NFL Record: Tom Brady, New England Patriots (50 TDs in 2007)

* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2011 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

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2 Dan Marino* 420
3 Peyton Manning 399
4 Fran Tarkenton* 342
5T Tom Brady  300
5T John Elway* 300
7 Warren Moon* 291
8 Johnny Unitas* 290
9 Drew Brees 281
10 Vinny Testaverde 275
11 Joe Montana* 273
12 Dave Krieg 261
13 Sonny Jurgensen* 255
14 Dan Fouts* 254
15 Drew Bledsoe 251
16 Boomer Esiason 247
17 John Hadl 244
18 Len Dawson* 239
19 Jim Kelly* 237
20 George Blanda* 236