Weekly Top 20 Scorers - Week 3

09/29/2009

Ageless John Carney added nine more points (2 FGs, 3 PATS) in the New Orleans Saints 27-7 win over the Buffalo Bills.


1 Morten Andersen 2,544
2 Gary Anderson 2,434
3 George Blanda 2,002
4 John Carney 1,985
5 Matt Stover 1,944
6 Jason Elam 1,930
7 Jason Hanson 1,770
8 Norm Johnson 1,736
9 Nick Lowery 1,711
10 Jan Stenerud 1,699
11 John Kasay 1,647
12 Eddie Murray 1,594
13 Al Del Greco 1,584
14 Adam Vinatieri 1,510
15 Steve Christie 1,476
16 Pat Leahy 1,470
17 Jim Turner 1,439
18 Matt Bahr 1,422
19 Jeff Wilkins 1,416
20 Ryan Longwell 1,398
     
Italics denotes Hall of Famers
Bold denotes players active during the 2009 season
 
Statistics courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau


AAFC Stats:
The Pro Football Hall of Fame began tracking the Top 20 career leaders at the conclusion of the 1968 season.  These lists were maintained in a museum display and later on our website.  One difference from the Hall of Fame’s lists from other similar statistical lists was that they included the stats from the defunct All-America Football Conference (AAFC) that operated from 1946-49. 

When the Hall’s Top 20 debuted in 1968, there were nine players on the lists that had connections to the AAFC.  Today, there are only two players who would rank among the Top 20 if their stats from the AAFC were included.  Otto Graham’s passer rating combining AAFC and NFL stats would equal 86.63.  Lou “The Toe” Groza’s career point total would be 1,608 points if the 259 he scored in the AAFC were recognized by the NFL.  That would place him among the Top 20 scorers of all-time.

Related Links:
Top 20 at start of 2009 season - leaders in 15 statistical categories

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