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2016 NFL Week 1 All-Time Top-50 Statistical Movement

September 13, 2016
Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald (#11) beats New England CB Logan Ryan (#26) on the end zone fade for his 100th career touchdown in the Cardinals 23-21 loss to the Patriots. (photo courtesy of Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)

Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald (#11) beats New England CB Logan Ryan (#26) on the end zone fade for his 100th career touchdown in the Cardinals 23-21 loss to the Patriots. (photo courtesy of Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)

With Week 1 of the 2016 season in the books, a pair of future Hall of Famers moved closer towards certain enshrinement in Canton, OH.

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald became the tenth player in NFL history to record, at least, 100 touchdown receptions, reached the plateau on Sunday night in a 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots. The 13-year veteran from Pittsburgh had tied Hall of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend Don Hutson with his 99th scoring catch earlier in the contest and reached the century mark in the fourth quarter on a fade route toward the corner of the end zone. Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 81 yards against the Patriots, moving him past Isaac Bruce for 10th place in receptions (1,026) and into 14th place on the receiving yards list (13,447) ahead of Torry Holt. In addition, his 100th career touchdown tied Franco Harris and Curtis Martin for 22nd in total touchdowns while his 81 yards vaulted him into 36th position in yards from scrimmage (13,510), passing Holt and John Riggins.

Ben Roethlisberger put together another outstanding effort in front of a national audience during the lid-lifter of Monday night’s week-ending doubleheader. Roethlisberger completed 27 of 37 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 38-16 demolition of the Washington Redskins and leaped past big names in the history of the NFL. The 13-year vet from Miami (OH) moved past Kerry Collins for 12th in completions (3,503), Hall of Famer Dan Fouts for 12th in passing yards (43,295) and passed Hall of Famer Joe Montana while tying Vinny Testaverde for 12th in touchdown passes (275). Roethlisberger, also, became the first quarterback in league history to complete, at least, 500 passes to three different teammates: Hines Ward, Heath Miller and Antonio Brown.

Meanwhile, a new name appeared in the league’s all-time top-50 statistical lists: DeAngelo Williams. The 11-year running back from Memphis rushed for a pair of scores in Pittsburgh’s win at Washington. moving him past Mike Alstott and Jamal Lewis for 50th place with 59 touchdowns.

PASSING

Passes Completed

Ben Roethlisberger (3,503) passed Kerry Collins for 12th
Philip Rivers (3,487) tied Kerry Collins for 13th
Joe Flacco (2,502) passed Jake Plummer for 41st

Pass Attempts

Philip Rivers (5,375) passed Donovan McNabb for 17th
Matt Ryan (4,569) passed Steve McNair for 31st
Joe Flacco (4,104) passed Kurt Warner for 49th
Aaron Rodgers (4,081) passed Kurt Warner for 50th

Passing Yards

Ben Roethlisberger (43,295) passed Dan Fouts for 12th
Carson Palmer (40,307) passed Johnny Unitas for 17th
Matt Ryan (33,091) passed Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman and Y.A. Tittle for 31st
Jay Cutler (31,624) passed John Brodie for 39th

Passing TDs

Drew Brees (432) passed Tom Brady for 3rd
Ben Roethlisberger (275) passed Joe Montana and tied Vinny Testaverde for 12th
Carson Palmer (261) tied Dave Krieg for 15th
Matt Ryan (204) passed Jim Everett for 38th

Passes Intercepted

Eli Manning (200) passed Dave Krieg for 27th

Sacked

Drew Brees (332) tied Steve Beuerlein for 28th
Alex Smith (328) passed Philip Rivers for 30th
Eli Manning (309) passed Terry Bradshaw for 41st
Aaron Rodgers (307) tied Terry Bradshaw for 42nd

Sacked Yards Lost

Ben Roethlisberger (2,879) passed Ken Anderson for 12th
Philip Rivers (1,990) passed Steve Grogan and Jon Kitna for 48th

RUSHING

Rushing Attempts

Matt Forte (2,057) passed Ahman Green for 38th

Rushing Yards

Frank Gore (12,099) passed Thurman Thomas for 14th
Adrian Peterson (11,706) passed Fred Taylor for 16th
Matt Forte (8,698) passed Terry Allen for 37th

Rushing TDs

DeAngelo Williams (59) passed Mike Alstott and Jamal Lewis for 50th

RECEIVING

Receptions

Jason Witten (1,029) passed Isaac Bruce for 9th
Larry Fitzgerald (1,026) passed Isaac Bruce for 10th
Brandon Marshall (885) passed Keenan McCardell for 21st

Receiving Yards

Larry Fitzgerald (13,447) passed Torry Holt for 14th
Anquan Boldin (13,230) passed Andre Reed for 16th

Receiving TDs

Larry Fitzgerald (100) passed Don Hutson and tied Tim Brown and Steve Largent for 8th

SCORING & OTHER OFFENSE

Touchdowns

Larry Fitzgerald (100) tied Franco Harris and Curtis Martin for 22nd

Yards From Scrimmage

Larry Fitzgerald (13,510) passed Torry Holt and John Riggins for 36th
Anquan Boldin (13,459) passed Torry Holt and John Riggins for 37th
Matt Forte (12,873) passed Earnest Byner for 48th

All-Purpose Yards

Andre Johnson (14,184) tied Cris Carter for 44th

PUNT & KICK RETURNS

Kick Returns

Ted Ginn (283) tied Tyrone Hughes for 12th

Punt Returns

Devin Hester (292) tied Vai Sikahema for 10th
Darren Sproles (276) tied Jacoby Jones for 13th

Punt Return Yards

Darren Sproles (2,617) passed Karl Williams, Kelvin Martin, Wes Welker and Dennis Northcutt for 19th
Ted Ginn (2,307) passed Kevin Williams for 27th

SERVICE

Games Played

Phil Dawson (264) passed Lomas Brown, Jason Elam and Jan Stenerud for 24th
Shane Lechler (255) passed Charles Woodson and tied Tim Brown, Irving Fryar and Earl Morrall for 34th

Games Started

Drew Brees (217) passed Julius Peppers and tied Andre Reed, Justin Smith and Mike Webster for 37th

KICKING

Extra Points Made

Sebastian Janikowski (521) tied Jim Turner for 21st
Phil Dawson (451) passed Jay Feely for 32nd
Matt Bryant (430) passed Josh Brown and Shayne Graham for 38th

Field Goals Made

Sebastian Janikowski (387) passed Phil Dawson and David Akers for 9th
Matt Bryant (303) passed Matt Bahr and Mark Moseley for 27th
Stephen Gostkowski (279) passed Shayne Graham for 32nd

PUNTING

Punts

Donnie Jones (986) passed Jeff Gossett for 23rd
Dustin Colquitt (895) passed Tommy Barnhardt for 31st
Jon Ryan (757) passed John Jett and Mike Scifres for 49th

Punting Yards

Donnie Jones (44,874) passed Brian Hansen for 16th
Dustin Colquitt (40,078) passed Nick Harris for 28th
Jon Ryan (33,869) passed Tom Blanchard for 46th

FUMBLES

Total Fumbles

Eli Manning (99) passed Chris Chandler and Michael Vick and tied Steve McNair for 17th
Jay Cutler (85) passed Steve DeBerg, Greg Pruitt, Terry Bradshaw, Len Dawson and Fran Tarkenton for 28th
Ben Roethlisberger (82) passed Bobby Layne and Steve Grogan and tied Steve Beuerlein, Trent Dilfer, Joe Ferguson and Philip Rivers for 34th

Fumbles Recovered

Ryan Fitzpatrick (29) passed Kermit Alexander, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Phil Simms and tied Rickey Jackson, Jason Taylor and Johnny Unitas for 26th
Jay Cutler (26) passed Drew Brees and 15 others and tied Charlie Conerly, Lynn Dickey, Kevin Greene, Ken O’Brien and Dan Pastorini for 37th
Ben Roethlisberger (25) passed Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and nine others and tied Tiki Barber, Terry Bradshaw, Don Meredith, Brian Sipe, Danny White and Michael Vick for 43rd

SACKS

Total Sacks

DeMarcus Ware (136.0) tied Jared Allen and Julius Peppers for 9th
Terrell Suggs (107.5) tied Pat Swilling for 23rd
Mario Williams (97.0) passed Elvis Dumervil and Warren Sapp for 36th

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