Top 20 Series. There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious is a comparison of statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season Profootballhof.com featured updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories.

Here, thanks to the help of Elias Sports Bureau, is an expanded look at Top 20 leaders in multiple NFL statistical categories. Check out where today’s stars compare to NFL greats at the start of the 2013 NFL Season.
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CAREER NOTES. Veteran Ed Reed is the highest ranked player who was active in 2012. Reed led the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens in interceptions with four, which allowed him to move one spot to No. 10 all-time. He also reached a milestone in his career as he now has the most interception return yards in NFL history with 1,541, surpassing Hall of Famer Rod Woodson (1,483).

2012 LEADER: Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears (seven interceptions)

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Dick "Night Train" Lane*, Los Angeles Rams (14 interceptions in 1952)

Interceptions (at start of 2013 NFL Season)
1 Paul Krause*
81
2 Emlen Tunnell*
79
3 Rod Woodson*
71
4 Dick "Night Train" Lane*
68
5 Ken Riley 65
6 Ronnie Lott*
63
6T Darren Sharper
63
8 Dave Brown
62
8T Dick LeBeau*
62
10 Ed Reed 61
11 Emmitt Thomas*
58
12 Mel Blount*
57
12T Bobby Boyd
57
12T Eugene Robinson
57
12T Johnny Robinson
57
12T Everson Walls
57
17T Lem Barney*
56
17T
Pat Fischer
56
19T Aeneas Williams
55
19T Charles Woodson 
55
* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Bold - players active during 2012 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau