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NFL All-Time Top-50 Statistical Movement (Week 16 – 2015)

December 29, 2015
Washington Redskins' cornerback DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown in a 38-24 win at Philadelphia. (photo courtesy of Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

Washington Redskins’ cornerback DeAngelo Hall (#23) returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown in a 38-24 win at Philadelphia. (photo courtesy of Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

The NFL’s penultimate week of 2015 yielded a handful of milestones for some of the current long-time greats in the league. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin passed Hines Ward for 12th on the receptions list and is the 13th player to catch, at least, 1,000 passes, Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore became the 30th player with, at least, 70 rushing TDs and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning passed Warren Moon for 8th-best in touchdown passes with 292.

Elsewhere, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski joined 24 others in league history to surpass 500 extra points and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri joined Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson as the only players to reach the 500 field goal plateau.

Also, Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s 17-yard fumble return for a TD in the Skins’ 38-24 win at Philadelphia is the 5th of his illustrious career, passing Keith Bulluck, Link Lyman, Bill Thompson, Derrick Thomas and Osi Umenyiora and tying Jessie Tuggle for 2nd-best all-time. It was, also, his 10th non-offensive touchdown, passing Jacoby Jones, Darren Sproles, Charles Tillman and 9 others and tying Ollie Matson and Emlen Tunnell for 18th in league history and extended his NFL record for fumble return yards (328). In addition, Hall, a 12-year veteran from Virginia Tech, became the only player in NFL history to return five fumbles as well as five interceptions for touchdowns.

PASSING

Passes Completed

Matt Ryan (2,891) passed Steve DeBerg and Jim Kelly for 23rd
Jay Cutler (2,684) passed Kurt Warner. Steve Young, Brad Johnson and Jon Kitna for 31st
Aaron Rodgers (2,605) passed Jim Hart for 37th

Pass Attempts

Carson Palmer (5,418) passed Joe Montana for 14th
Ben Roethlisberger (5,387) passed Donovan McNabb for 16th
Matt Ryan (4,494) passed Ken Anderson and John Brodie for 34th
Jay Cutler (4,331) passed Brad Johnson and tied Tony Romo for 41st

Passing Yards

Matt Ryan (32,423) passed Sonny Jurgensen and Kurt Warner for 34th
Aaron Rodgers (32,108) passed Mark Brunell for 37th

Passing TDs

Eli Manning (292) passed Warren Moon for 8th
Aaron Rodgers (256) passed Sonny Jurgensen for 17th
Jay Cutler (202) passed Roman Gabriel for 38th
Matt Ryan (200) passed Phil Simms for 40th

Passes Intercepted

Eli Manning (199) passed Kerry Collins and Jim Plunkett and tied Dave Krieg for 27th
Carson Palmer (165) passed Ron Jaworski and tied Jon Kitna for 45th

Sacked

Tom Brady (400) passed Ken Anderson for 11th
Alex Smith (324) passed Jim Kelly and Jon Kitna for 30th
Eli Manning (305) passed Peyton Manning and Rich Gannon for 42nd
Aaron Rodgers (301) passed Steve DeBerg, Lynn Dickey and Daunte Culpepper for 45th
Jay Cutler (281) tied Ken Stabler for 50th

Sacked Yards Lost

Eli Manning (2,129) passed Steve Beuerlein and Richard Todd for 41st
Philip Rivers (1,959) passed Peyton Manning for 50th

RUSHING

Rushing Attempts

Frank Gore (2,683) passed Warrick Dunn and Thomas Jones for 17th
Adrian Peterson (2,362) passed Jim Brown for 27th

Rushing Yards

Matt Forte (8,526) passed Willis McGahee for 39th

Rushing TDs

Frank Gore (70) passed Eddie George, Thomas Jones, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steven Jackson, Gerald Riggs and Steve Van Buren for 30th

RECEIVING

Receptions

Anquan Boldin (1,004) passed Hines Ward for 12th

Receiving Yards

Calvin Johnson (11,482) passed Muhsin Muhammad for 27th
Brandon Marshall (11,147) passed Chad Johnson for 32nd

Receiving TDs

Calvin Johnson (82) passed Art Powell and tied Reggie Wayne for 22nd
Brandon Marshall (78) passed Fred Biletnikoff, Harold Jackson, Steve Smith and Joey Galloway for 27th

SCORING & OTHER OFFENSE

Touchdowns

Adrian Peterson (101) passed Franco Harris and Curtis Martin and tied Steve Largent for 20th
Larry Fitzgerald (97) passed Eric Dickerson for 24th

Points Scored

Phil Dawson (1,598) passed Eddie Murray for 17th

Non-Offensive TDs

DeAngelo Hall (10) ** passed Jacoby Jones, Darren Sproles, Charles Tillman and 9 others and tied Ollie Matson and Emlen Tunnell for 18th

Yards From Scrimmage

Frank Gore (15,114) passed Steven Jackson and Jerome Bettis for 20th
Andre Johnson (14,108) passed Fred Taylor for 30th
Adrian Peterson (13,544) passed Torry Holt and John Riggins for 35th
Anquan Boldin (13,353) passed Ottis Anderson for 40th

All-Purpose Yards

Frank Gore (15,129) passed Jerome Bettis for 32nd
Andre Johnson (14,108) passed Bobby Mitchell and Fred Taylor for 45th
Devin Hester (13,736) passed Andre Reed and Ahman Green for 50th

KICK & PUNT RETURNS

Kick Returns

Brandon Tate (190) passed Larry Anderson, Qadry Ismail and Dick James and tied Ronney Jenkins for 46th

SERVICE

Games Played

Phil Dawson (262) tied Ray Brown for 27th
Sebastian Janikowski (251) passed Pat Leahy, Eddie Murray and Eugene Robinson and tied Mike Kenn for 39th

Games Started

Tom Brady (222) passed Derrick Brooks and Brian Dawkins and tied Bill Romanowski for 30th
Drew Brees (215) passed Eric Allen and Vinny Testaverde and tied Alan Page, Takeo Spikes and Julius Peppers for 40th
Julius Peppers (215) passed Eric Allen and Vinny Testaverde and tied Alan Page, Takeo Spikes and Drew Brees for 40th

KICKING

Extra Points Made

Sebastian Janikowski (518) passed Jim Breech for 23rd
Phil Dawson (446) passed Garo Yepremian for 33rd
Robbie Gould (377) tied Mike Vanderjagt for 46th

Field Goals Made

Sebastian Janikowski (384) passed Nick Lowery for 10th
Josh Brown (305) passed Pat Leahy and Jim Turner for 24th
Robbie Gould (274) passed Pete Stoyanovich for 34th

PUNTING

Punts

Donnie Jones (977) passed Bobby Joe Green and Bobby Walden for 26th
Dustin Colquitt (885) passed Bob Parsons for 33rd

Punting Yards

Andy Lee (46,595) passed Chris Mohr for 13th
Mike Scifres (33,797) passed Tom Blanchard for 46th

FUMBLES

Total Fumbles

Ben Roethlisberger (80) passed Rich Gannon and Jim Harbaugh and tied Bobby Layne for 39th

Fumble Return TDs

DeAngelo Hall (5) passed Ronde Barber, Keith Bulluck, Link Lyman, Derrick Thomas, Bill Thompson and Osi Umenyiora and tied Jessie Tuggle for 2nd

SACKS

Dwight Freeney (118.5) passed Robert Mathis for 19th

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