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NFL All-Time List Top-50 Movement (Week 4 – 2015)

October 6, 2015
Oct 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) celebrates after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (#24) celebrates after an interception against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. (photo courtesy of  Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite crazy finishes during Week 4 in the NFL, there was, relatively, minor movement on the all-time top-50 rankings. The most noteworthy advance up the league’s statistical lists was from a future Hall of Famer who was three days shy of his 39th birthday, Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson. The 18-year veteran from the University of Michigan snared his 62nd career interception midway through the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 22-20 loss at Chicago. Woodson moved into the top-10 of the interceptions category, tying Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau and Dave Brown for 9th in league history. Next on the list for Woodson to pass are: another Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, and Darren Sharper (T-7) with 63, Ed Reed (6th) with 64 and Ken Riley (5th) with 65.

Making his first start since a 51-20 loss to Chicago on 04 November 2012 as the quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, Matt Hasselbeck got the call in place of the injured Andrew Luck and led the Indianapolis Colts to a 16-13 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. For his efforts, Hasselbeck moved past Jim Hart for 19th in pass attempts (5,121) and threw his 204th career touchdown pass, one better than Jim Everett for 36th place all-time. With a short week for the Colts and the status of Luck uncertain, Hasselbeck might get another start – this time at Houston against the Texans.

Elsewhere, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning passed Hall of Famer Joe Montana for 13th on the passing yards list (40,731) and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tied Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald as well as Jerome Bettis and Priest Holmes for 24th place all-time in touchdowns with 94.

Three players broke into the top-50 in particular categories this past week: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passed Jeff George and Jim Harbaugh for 50th place in passes completed (2,315). Meanwhile, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson moved past Amari Toomer and Ricky Proehl while tying Herman Moore for 48th position in receptions with 670 and Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby booted his 219th career field goal, tying Bruce Gossett for 50th.

PASSING

Passes Completed

Philip Rivers (3,125) passed Dave Krieg for 18th
Matt Ryan (2,604) passed Jim Hart for 35th
Jay Cutler (2,444) passed Y.A. Tittle, Randall Cunningham and Sonny Jurgensen for 41st
Aaron Rodgers (2,375) passed John Hadl, Roman Gabriel and Joe Ferguson for 45th
Joe Flacco (2,315) passed Jeff George and Jim Harbaugh for 50th

Pass Attempts

Matt Hasselbeck (5,121) passed Jim Hart for 19th
Carson Palmer (5,040) passed Steve DeBerg for 22nd

Passing Yards

Eli Manning (40,731) passed Joe Montana for 13th
Aaron Rodgers (29,573) passed Roman Gabriel for 43rd
Matt Ryan (29,368) passed Jake Plummer for 45th

Passing TDs

Aaron Rodgers (238) passed George Blanda and tied Jim Kelly for 24th
Carson Palmer (234) tied Donovan McNabb for 27th
Matt Hasselbeck (204) passed Jim Everett for 36th
Matt Ryan (187) tied Sammy Baugh for 47th
Jay Cutler (187) tied Matt Ryan and Sammy Baugh for 47th

Sacked

Michael Vick (312) passed Greg Landry and tied Joe Ferguson for 35th
Drew Brees (309) passed Terry Bradshaw for 38th
Alex Smith (298) passed Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Steve DeBerg and Lynn Dickey and tied Daunte Culpepper for 41st
Peyton Manning (297) passed Steve DeBerg and tied Lynn Dickey for 43rd
Philip Rivers (297) passed Steve DeBerg and tied Peyton Manning and Lynn Dickey for 43rd
Eli Manning (284) tied Jake Plummer for 47th

RUSHING

Rushing Attempts

Chris Johnson (1,965) passed Herschel Walker for 40th
Matt Forte (1,901) passed Larry Csonka for 45th

Rushing Yards

Matt Forte (8,071) passed Stephen Davis for 48th

RECEIVING

Receptions

Steve Smith (944) passed Art Monk and Derrick Mason for 15th
Calvin Johnson (670) passed Amani Toomer and Ricky Proehl and tied Herman Moore for 48th

Receiving Yards

Larry Fitzgerald (12,583) passed Anquan Boldin for 19th
Jason Witten (10,740) passed Stanley Morgan for 33rd
Brandon Marshall (10,171) passed Shannon Sharpe and Donald Driver for 42nd

SCORING & YARDAGE

Touchdowns

Adrian Peterson (94) passed Jim Taylor and tied Larry Fitzgerald, Priest Holmes and Jerome Bettis for 24th

Points Scored

Josh Brown (1,257) passed Jerry Rice for 32nd
Mason Crosby (1,070) passed Mike Vanderjagt for 48th

Yards From Scrimmage

Larry Fitzgerald (12,646) passed Thomas Jones and Ricky Williams for 48th

All-Purpose Yards

Frank Gore (14,244) passed Cris Carter for 43rd

RETURNS

Punt Returns

Ted Ginn (191) passed Theo Bell and tied Gerald McNeil for 43rd

Punt Return Yards

Darren Sproles (2,291) passed Dante Hall for 27th

SERVICE

Games Played

Peyton Manning (260) passed Lee Johnson and Jackie Slater and tied Nick Lowery for 27th
Phil Dawson (251) passed Eugene Robinson, Eddie Murray and Pat Leahy and tied Mike Kenn for 36th

Games Started

Charles Woodson (239) tied Fran Tarkenton for 16th

KICKING

Extra Points Made

Matt Bryant (418) passed Kevin Butler for 41st
Mason Crosby (413) tied Kevin Butler for 42nd

Field Goals Made

Phil Dawson (366) tied Norm Johnson for 13th
Robbie Gould (252) passed Stephen Gostkowski for 39th
Josh Scobee (241) passed Rob Bironas and tied Chris Bahr for 42nd
Mason Crosby (219) tied Bruce Gossett for 50th

PUNTING

Punts

Andy Lee (957) tied John Kidd for 27th

FUMBLES

Fumbles

Michael Vick (98) passed Tom Brady and tied Chris Chandler for 17th
Eli Manning (90) tied Franco Harris and Tony Dorsett for 23rd

INTERCEPTIONS

Interceptions

Charles Woodson (62) tied Dick LeBeau and Dave Brown for 9th

SACKS

Julius Peppers (129.0) passed Rickey Jackson for 14th
Elvis Dumervil (92.0) passed Trevor Pryce and tied Mario Williams for 40th

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