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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. | Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2013>>>
CAREER NOTES. Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 400 of his 583 attempts this season. In doing so, he surpassed Dan Marino for the second-most completions in NFL history.
2012 LEADER: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (435 completions)
SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (468 completions in 2011)
* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Bold - players active during 2012 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau