Weekly Top 20 Passers - Week 2

History Published on : 9/22/2009


Peyton Manning made the most of his opportunity on Monday Night Football. The Colts’ QB threw for 303 yards and 2 TDs against the Miami Dolphins. Indy only had the ball on offense for 14:53.

1 Steve Young 96.81
2 Peyton Manning 94.91
3 Kurt Warner 93.83
4 Philip Rivers 92.50
5 Tom Brady 92.48
6 Joe Montana 92.26
7 Drew Brees 90.27
8 Chad Pennington 90.22
9 Ben Roethlisberger 89.28
10 Daunte Culpepper 88.96
11 Carson Palmer 88.53
12 Jeff Garcia 87.54
13 Dan Marino 86.38
14 Trent Green 86.03
15 Donovan McNabb 85.84
16 Brett Favre 85.56
17 Marc Bulger 85.22
18 Rich Gannon 84.71
19 Matt Hasselbeck 84.52
20 Jim Kelly 84.39
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