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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. Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson made 32 field goals and 38 extra points to amass a season total of 134 points. In doing so, he passed John Carney to rank third all-time on the Top 20 scoring list. Hanson’s 2,150 career points are the most ever by a player with one franchise.
2012 LEADER: Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots (153 points)
SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers (186 points in 2006)
* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Bold - players active during 2012 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau