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NFL Records (Individual)

Also see List of National Football League records (team)

This is a list of records set by individual players in various categories in the National Football League. Unless explicitly noted, all records and statistics listed here include only regular season performances.

Contents

Service

Scoring

Touchdowns

Points after touchdown

Field goals

For more information see Field goal (football)#Field-goal records

  • Most seasons leading league: 5, Lou Groza, 1950, 1952–1954, 1957[1]:s-3
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league: 3, Lou Groza, 1952–1954[1]:s-3
  • Most field goals attempted, career: 709, Morten Andersen, 1982–2004, 2006–2007[1]:s-3
  • Most field goals attempted, season: 52, David Akers, 2011[1]:s-3
  • Most field goals attempted, rookie season: 48, Chester Marcol, 1972
  • Most field goals missed, season: 26, Paul Hornung, 1964
  • Most field goals missed, career: 304, George Blanda, 1949–1976
  • Most field goals attempted, game: 9, Jim Bakken on September 24, 1967[1]:s-3
  • Most field goals made, career: 565, Morten Andersen, 1982–2004; 2006–2007[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, season: 44, David Akers, 2011[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, rookie season: 35, Ali Haji-Sheikh, 1983 and Blair Walsh, 2012[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, game: 8, Rob Bironas on October 21, 2007[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, game, no misses: 8, Rob Bironas on October 21, 2007[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, one half: 5; Rob Bironas on October 21, 2007, Morten Anderson on September 3, 2000 and Chris Boniol on November 18, 1996
  • Most field goals made, one quarter: 4; by 8 players, most recently Shayne Graham on November 11, 2007[1]:s-4
  • Most consecutive games with field goal made: 38, Matt Stover, 1999–2001[1]:s-4
  • Most consecutive games with field goal made of 40+ yards: 10, Rob Bironas, 2011–2012
  • Most consecutive games with 2+ field goal made: 16, David Akers 2011–2012
  • Most consecutive games with 3+ field goal made: 6, Olindo Mare 1999; Gary Anderson 1985
  • Most consecutive games with 4+ field goal made: 4, Olindo Mare 1999
  • Most consecutive games with 5+ field goals made: 2, Dan Carpenter 2010; Richie Cunningham, 1997; John Kasay, 1996; John Carney, 1994
  • Most consecutive field goals made: 42, Mike Vanderjagt; December 22, 2002 – September 9, 2004[1]:s-4
  • Most consecutive field goals made to start a career: 17, Kai Forbath, 2012
  • Most consecutive field goals made (regular season and postseason combined): 46, Gary Anderson; December 15, 1997 – Jan.17, 1999
  • Most consecutive field goals made from 30 yards or less: 111, John Kasay November 30, 1997 – 2012
  • Most consecutive field goals made from 40 yards or more: 24, Jason Hanson, 2007–2009
  • Most consecutive field goals made from 50 yards or more: 12, Blair Walsh, 2012–2013; Robbie Gould, 2010–present
  • Longest field goal: 63 yards; Tom Dempsey on November 8, 1970; Jason Elam on October 25, 1998; Sebastian Janikowski on September 12, 2011 and David Akers on September 9, 2012[1]:s-4
  • Longest field goal, rookie: 60 yards, Greg Zuerlein on September 30, 2012
  • Longest field goal in 1st quarter: 58 yards, Nick Lowery on September 18, 1983 and Greg Zuerlein on September 30, 2012
  • Longest field goal in 3rd quarter: 60 yards, Greg Zuerlein on September 30, 2012
  • Longest field goal in overtime: 57 yards, Sebastian Janikowski on October 19, 2008
  • Highest field goal percentage, career (minimum 100 attempts): 86.47% (230/266), Mike Vanderjagt, 1998-2006[1]:s-4
  • Highest field goal percentage, season (minimum 17 attempts): 100.0%; Tony Zendejas (17 att.) in 1991, Gary Anderson (35 att.) in 1998, Jeff Wilkins (17 att.) in 2000 and Mike Vanderjagt (37 att.) in 2003[1]:s-4
  • Highest field goal percentage season rookie (10+ attempts): 100.0, Garrett Hartley (13/13), 2008
  • Highest field goal percentage season rookie (15+ attempts): 92.1, Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings (35/38), 2012
  • Lowest field goal percentage season (most attempts, none made): 0.0, Boris Shlapak (0/8), 1972
  • Lowest field goal percentage season (10+ attempts): 6.67, Bob Timberlake (1/15), 1965
  • Most field goals made, 40 yards or more, career: 189, Jason Hanson, 1992–2012
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, career: 52, Jason Hanson, 1992–2012[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, 60 yards or more, career: 2, Sebastian Janikowski; December 27, 2009; September 12, 2011
  • Most field goals attempted 50 or more yards, career: 93, Jason Hanson, 1992–2012
  • Most field goals attempted 60 or more yards, career: 8, Sebastian Janikowski, 2005–present
  • Most field goals attempted 50 yards or more, season: 13, Greg Zuerlein, 2012
  • Most field goals attempted 50 yards or more, rookie season: 13, Greg Zuerlein, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, season: 10, Blair Walsh, 2012[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, rookie season: 10, Blair Walsh, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, season no misses: 10, Blair Walsh, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, game: 3, by 8 players, most recently Blair Walsh on December 16, 2012[1]:s-4
  • Most field goals made, 58 yards or more, game: 2, Greg Zuerlein; September 30, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 54 yards or more, game: 3, Kris Brown, October 7, 2007
  • Most field goals made, 46 yards or more, game: 4, John Kasay, September 24, 2006
  • Most field goals made, 38 yards or more, game: 5, Scott Norwood, September 25, 1988; Blair Walsh, December 16, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 35 yards or more, game: 6, Chris Boniol, November 18, 1996
  • Most field goals made, 50 yards or more, half: 3, Phil Dawson, September 27, 2012
  • Most field goals made, 55 yards or more, quarter: 2, Neil Rackers, October 24, 2004
  • Most games, 1 or more field goals made, career: 299, Morten Andersen, 1983–2004, 2006–2007
  • Most games, 2 or more field goals made, career: 178, Morten Andersen, 1983–2004, 2006–2007
  • Most games, 3 or more field goals made, career: 76, Gary Anderson, 1982–2003
  • Most games, 4 or more field goals made, career: 29, John Carney, 1990–2002 2004–2006 2008
  • Most games, 5 or more field goals made, career: 11, John Carney, 1992–1994 1996–1997 2001 2004
  • Most games, 6 or more field goals made, career: 2, John Carney, 1993; Gary Anderson 1988 1998; Jeff Wilkins, 1996 2006; Jim Bakken, 1967 1973
  • Most games, 7 or more field goals made, career: 1; Jim Bakken on September 24, 1967; Rich Karlis on November 5, 1989; Chris Boniol on November 18, 1996; Billy Cundiff on September 15, 2003; Rob Bironas on October 21, 2007; Shayne Graham on November 11, 2007
  • Most games, 2 or more field goals made, season: 15, Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis Rams, 2003
  • Most games, 3 or more field goals made, season: 9, Al Del Greco, Tennessee Oilers, 1998
  • Most games, 4 or more field goals made, season: 6, David Akers, San Francisco 49ers 2011
  • Most games, 5 or more field goals made, season: 3, Rich Karlis, Minnesota Vikings, 1989
  • Most games, 6 or more field goals made, season: 2, John Carney, San Diego Chargers, 1993
  • Most overtime field goals made, career: 9, Jason Hanson 1992-2012; Jason Elam 1993-2009; Steve Christie 1990-2004; Jim Breech 1979-1992

Safeties

Rushing

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Rushing attempts

Rushing yards

  • Highest average gain per attempt, season (minimum 10 attempts): 17.3 yards, Michael Vick 2002[1]:s-6

Rushing touchdowns

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Passing

For passing records that include other professional football leagues, see List of gridiron football quarterbacks passing statistics.

Passer rating

  • Most seasons led league: 6, Sammy Baugh, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949; Steve Young, 1991–1994, 1996–1997[1]:s-7 [19]
  • Most consecutive seasons led league: 4, Steve Young, 1991–1994[1]:s-7 [19]
  • Highest passer rating, career (minimum 1,500 attempts): 104.9, Aaron Rodgers 2005–2012[1]:s-7
  • Highest passer rating, season (minimum 100 attempts): 122.5, Aaron Rodgers 2011[1]:s-7
  • Highest passer rating, rookie, season: 102.4, Robert Griffin III 2012[1]:s-7
  • Youngest player, 158.3 (perfect) passer rating, game: Robert Griffin III (22 years, 280 days) Nov 18, 2012
  • Most games, 100+ passer rating, career: 108, Brett Favre, 1992-2010
  • Most games, 105+ passer rating, career: 88, Brett Favre, 1992-2010
  • Most games, 110+ passer rating, career: 66, Brett Favre, 1992-2009
  • Most games, 115+ passer rating, career: 58, Peyton Manning, 1998-2013
  • Most games, 120+ passer rating, career: 50, Peyton Manning, 1998-2013
  • Most games, 125+ passer rating, career: 44, Peyton Manning, 1998-2013
  • Most games, 130+ passer rating, career: 32, Peyton Manning, 1999-2013
  • Most games, 135+ passer rating, career: 22, Peyton Manning, 2000-2013
  • Most games, 140+ passer rating, career: 18, Peyton Manning, 2000-2013
  • Most games, 145+ passer rating, career: 12, Tom Brady, 2001-2013
  • Most games, 150+ passer rating, career: 8, Craig Morton, 1966-1981
  • Most games, 155+ passer rating, career: 6, Craig Morton, 1966-1981
  • Most games, 158.3 (perfect) passer rating, career: 4, Peyton Manning 2000–2008, Craig Morton 1966-1981
  • Most games, 84.5+ passer rating, season: 16, Philip Rivers, 2009
  • Most games, 90+ passer rating, season: 15, Peyton Manning, 2004
  • Most games, 100+ passer rating, season: 13, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
  • Most games, 105+ passer rating, season: 13, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
  • Most games, 110+ passer rating, season: 12, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
  • Most games, 115+ passer rating, season: 10, Aaron Rodgers 2011, Tom Brady 2007, Steve Young 1994
  • Most games, 120+ passer rating, season: 8, Tom Brady, 2007; Philip Rivers, 2008
  • Most games, 125+ passer rating, season: 7, Tom Brady, 2007
  • Most games, 130+ passer rating, season: 6, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
  • Most games, 135+ passer rating, season: 5, Steve Young, 1993
  • Most games, 140+ passer rating, season: 4, Jacky Lee 1961, Roger Staubach 1973, Tom Brady 2007 & 2010, Aaron Rodgers 2011, Andy Johnson 1981
  • Most games, 145+ passer rating, season: 4, Tom Brady 2007, Roger Staubach 1973, Andy Johnson 1981
  • Most games, 150+ passer rating, season: 4, Andy Johnson 1981
  • Most games, 155+ passer rating, season: 4, Andy Johnson 1981
  • Most games, 158.3 (perfect) passer rating, season: 3, Willard Harrell, 1975
  • Most seasons, 100+ passer rating: 6, Steve Young 1997-1998
  • Most seasons, 105+ passer rating: 4, Steve Young 1987-1994
  • Most seasons, 110+ passer rating: 3, Steve Young 1987-1994
  • Most seasons, 115+ passer rating: 2, Many QBs
  • Most seasons, 120+ passer rating: 2, Shane Matthews 1996-2004, Don Strock 1985-1986, Steve Young 1987-1989
  • Most seasons, 125+ passer rating: 2, Don Strock 1985-1986

Passing attempts

  • Most seasons led league: 5, Dan Marino, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1997[1]:s-7
  • Most consecutive seasons led league: 3, Johnny Unitas 1959–1961, George Blanda 1963–1965, Drew Bledsoe 1994–1996[1]:s-7
  • Most pass attempts, career: 10,169, Brett Favre, 1991–2010[1]:s-7 [20]
  • Most pass attempts, season: 727, Matthew Stafford 2012[1]:s-8
  • Most pass attempts, rookie, season: 627, Andrew Luck 2012[1]:s-8
  • Most consecutive pass attempts, no touchdown passes to start a career: 171, Ryan Lindley, 2012–present
  • Most pass attempts, game: 70, Drew Bledsoe; Nov 13, 1994 (OT)[1]:s-8
  • Most pass attempts, non-overtime game: 69, Vinny Testaverde Dec 24, 2000
  • Most pass attempts, game, perfect passer rating (158.3): 32, Ken O'Brien Nov 2, 1986
  • Most seasons, 500+ pass attempts: 16, Brett Favre 1993–2009
  • Most seasons, 550+ pass attempts: 9, Peyton Manning 1998–2012
  • Most seasons, 600+ pass attempts: 5, Drew Brees 2007–2012
  • Most consecutive seasons, 500+ pass attempts: 10, Brett Favre 1993–2002
  • Most consecutive seasons, 600+ pass attempts: 3, Drew Bledsoe 1994–1996, Drew Brees 2010-2012
  • Most games, pass attempts, career: 301, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most consecutive games, pass attempts, career: 300, Brett Favre 1991–2010
  • Most games, 20+ pass attempts, career: 283, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most games, 25+ pass attempts, career: 260, Brett Favre 1992-2010
  • Most games, 30+ pass attempts, career: 211, Brett Favre 1992-2010
  • Most games, 35+ pass attempts, career: 138, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most games, 40+ pass attempts, career: 78, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most games, 45+ pass attempts, career: 37, Drew Brees 2002-2013
  • Most games, 50+ pass attempts, career: 14, Dan Marino 1984-1999
  • Most games, 35+ pass attempts, season: 16, Drew Brees 2011
  • Most games, 40+ pass attempts, season: 13, Matthew Stafford 2012
  • Most games, 45+ pass attempts, season: 10, Matthew Stafford 2012
  • Most games, 50+ pass attempts, season: 5, Drew Bledsoe 1994

Pass completions

Pass completion percentage

  • Most seasons led league: 8, Len Dawson, 1962, 1964–1969, 1975[1]:s-8
  • Most consecutive seasons led league: 6, Len Dawson, 1964–1969[1]:s-8
  • Highest completion percentage, career (minimum 1,500 attempts): 66.05, Chad Pennington (1,632/2,471), 2000–2010[1]:s-8 [26]
  • Highest completion percentage, career (minimum 2,500 attempts): 65.9, Aaron Rodgers (1,919/2,914), 2005–present
  • Lowest completion percentage, career (minimum 1,000 attempts): 40.9, Arnie Herber, 1930–1945
  • Lowest completion percentage, career since AFL-NFL merger (minimum 1,000 attempts): 43.0, Bobby Douglass, 1969–1978
  • Highest completion percentage, season (among qualified players): 71.23, Drew Brees, 2011 (468/657)[1]:s-8 [27]
  • Highest completion percentage, rookie, season: 66.44, Ben Roethlisberger, 2004 (196/295)[1]:s-8
  • Lowest completion percentage, season: 35.3, Gary Marangi, (82/232), 1976
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 50 attempts): 78.2, Matt Schaub; Nov 18, 2012 (43/55)
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 40 attempts): 83.3, Philip Rivers; Sep 29, 2013 (35/42)
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 30 attempts): 89.5, Rich Gannon; Nov 11, 2002 (34/38)
  • Highest completion percentage, regular-season game (minimum 20 attempts): 92.31, Kurt Warner; Sep 20, 2009 (24/26)[1]:s-8
  • Highest completion percentage, post-season game (minimum 20 attempts): 92.9, Tom Brady; Jan 12, 2008 (26/28)
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 15 attempts): 94.7, Alex Smith; Oct 29, 2012 (18/19)
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 10 attempts): 100.0, Kurt Warner; Dec 18, 2005 (10/10)
  • Lowest completion percentage, game (minimum 20 attempts): 9.1, Dave Wilson; Sep 9, 1985 (2/22)
  • Most games with at least 80% pass completion rate, career (minimum 20 attempts per game): 13, Peyton Manning, 2000–present[28]
  • Most games with at least 80% pass completion rate, season (minimum 20 attempts per game): 3, Ben Roethlisberger, 2007; Brett Favre, 2009; Drew Brees, 2011[29]
  • Most games with at least 80% pass completion rate and zero interceptions, career (minimum 20 passes per game): 10, Drew Brees, 2004–present
  • Most games with at least 80% pass completion rate and zero interceptions, season (minimum 20 passes per game): 3, Brett Favre, 2009
  • Most games with at least 70% pass completion rate, career (minimum 20 attempts per game): 74, Peyton Manning 1998–Present
  • Most games with at least 70% pass completion rate, season (minimum 20 attempts per game): 10, Drew Brees, 2011; Peyton Manning, 2012
  • Most games with at least 70% pass completion rate and no interceptions, career (minimum 20 attempts per game): 40, Peyton Manning 2000–present
  • Most games with at least 75% pass completion rate and no interceptions, season (minimum 20 attempts per game): 6, Tom Brady, 2007
  • Most seasons with at least 70% pass completion rate, career (minimum 100 attempts per season): 2, Drew Brees 2009, 2011
  • Most seasons with at least 60% pass completion rate, career: 14, Brett Favre, 1992–1995, 1998, 2001–2005, 2007–2010
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 500 passing yards): 78.2, Matt Schaub; Nov. 18, 2012
  • Highest completion percentage, postseason game (minimum 450 passing yards): 81.8, Peyton Manning; Jan 9, 2005
  • Highest completion percentage, regular season game (minimum 450 passing yards): 81.3, Steve Young; Nov 28, 1993
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 400 passing yards): 83.3, Philip Rivers; Sep 29, 2013
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 350 passing yards): 89.5, Rich Gannon; Nov 11, 2002
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 300 passing yards): 94.4, Craig Morton; Sep 27, 1981
  • Highest completion percentage, game (7 TD passes): 78.57, Nick Foles; Nov. 3, 2013
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 6 TD passes): 85.3, Tom Brady; Oct 18, 2009
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 5 TD passes): 92.3, Frank Ryan; Dec 12, 1964
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 4 TD passes): 94.4, Craig Morton; Sep 27, 1981
  • Highest completion percentage, game (minimum 3 TD passes): 94.7, Alex Smith; Oct 29, 2012

Passing yards

Average passing yards

  • Most seasons led league: 7, Sid Luckman, 1939–43, 1946-47[1]:s-10
  • Most consecutive seasons led league: 5, Sid Luckman, 1939–43[1]:s-10
  • Highest yards per attempt, career (minimum 1,500 attempts): 8.63 (13,499 yards on 1,565 attempts), Otto Graham, 1950–1955[1]:s-10
  • Highest yards per attempt, season (among qualified players): 11.17 (1,229 on 110 attempts), Tommy O'Connell, 1957[1]:s-10
  • Highest yards per attempt, rookie, season: 9.411 (1,854 yards on 197 attempts), Greg Cook, 1969[1]:s-10
  • Highest yards per attempt, game: 18.58 (446 yards on 24 attempts) Sammy Baugh on October 31, 1948[1]:s-10

Passing touchdowns

For a detailed explanation of a touchdown pass, see Touchdown pass.
Career
Regular season
Game

Interceptions thrown

  • Most seasons led league: 4, Vinny Testaverde, 1988-1989, 2000, 2004
  • Most passes intercepted, career: 336, Brett Favre, 1991–2010[1]:s-11 [20]
  • Most passes intercepted, season: 42, George Blanda, 1962[1]:s-11 [36]
  • Most passes intercepted, rookie season: 28, Peyton Manning, 1998
  • Most passes intercepted, game: 8, Jim Hardy on September 24, 1950[1]:s-11
  • Most consecutive passes attempted, none intercepted: 358, Tom Brady 2010-2011[1]:s-11
  • Most consecutive passes attempted, none intercepted, rookie season: 169, Sam Bradford 2010
  • Most consecutive passes attempted, none intercepted to start a career: 162, Tom Brady 2000–2001
  • Most attempts with no interceptions, game: 70 Drew Bledsoe on November 13, 1994[1]:s-11
  • Most completions with no interceptions, game: 45 Drew Bledsoe on November 13, 1994
  • Most passing yards with no interceptions, game: 527, Warren Moon on December 16, 1990
  • Most touchdown passes with no interceptions, game: 7, Y.A. Tittle, October 28, 1962; Peyton Manning, September 5, 2013; Nick Foles, November 3, 2013[35]
  • Most Games 1+ Interceptions, Career: 196, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most Games 2+ Interceptions, Career: 94, Brett Favre 1991-2010
  • Most Games 3+ Interceptions, Career: 39, Brett Favre 1992-2010
  • Most Games 4+ Interceptions, Career: 18, George Blanda 1960-1966
  • Most Games 5+ Interceptions, Career: 8, George Blanda 1962–1966, Joe Namath 1966-1976
  • Most Games 1+ Interceptions, Season: 15, Richard Todd 1980
  • Most Games 2+ Interceptions, Season: 12, Frank Tripucka 1960
  • Most Games 3+ Interceptions, Season: 8, George Blanda 1962, Al Dorow 1961
  • Most Games 4+ Interceptions, Season: 6, George Blanda 1962
  • Most Games 5+ Interceptions, Season: 3, George Blanda 1962
  • Most games with 200+ yards passing and no interceptions, career: 79, Peyton Manning 1998–present
  • Most games with 250+ yards passing and no interceptions, career: 58, Peyton Manning 1999–present
  • Most games with 300+ yards passing and no interceptions, career: 32, Peyton Manning 1999–present
  • Most games with 350+ yards passing and no interceptions, career: 14, Drew Brees 2004–present
  • Most games with 400+ yards passing and no interceptions, career: 7, Drew Brees 2007–present
  • Most games with 200+ yards passing and no interceptions, season: 11, Tom Brady 2012
  • Most games with 250+ yards passing and no interceptions, season: 10, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 300+ yards passing and no interceptions, season: 8, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 350+ yards passing and no interceptions, season: 6, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 400+ yards passing and no interceptions, season: 2, Drew Brees 2011, 2012
  • Most games with 1+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 98, Brett Favre 1992-2010
  • Most games with 2+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 74, Brett Favre 1992-2010
  • Most games with 3+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 41, Peyton Manning 1998–present
  • Most games with 4+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 14, Tom Brady 2000–present
  • Most games with 5+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 6, Drew Brees 2004–present
  • Most games with 6+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, career: 3, Peyton Manning 1998–2013
  • Most games with 1+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, season: 14, Tom Brady 2010
  • Most games with 2+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, season: 11, Tom Brady 2010
  • Most games with 3+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, season: 8, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 4+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, season: 5, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 5+ touchdown passes and no interceptions, season: 3, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 20+ completions and no interceptions, career: 65, Brett Favre 1991–2010
  • Most games with 30+ completions and no interceptions, career: 17, Drew Brees 2006–present
  • Most games with 20+ completions and no interceptions, season: 10, Tom Brady 2007
  • Most games with 30+ completions and no interceptions, season: 5, Tom Brady 2007, Drew Brees 2011
  • Most games with 30+ pass attempts and no interceptions, career: 61, Brett Favre 1991–2010
  • Most games with 40+ pass attempts and no interceptions, career: 17, Tom Brady, 2000–present; Drew Brees, 2001–present
  • Most games with 50+ pass attempts and no interceptions, career: 6, Matthew Stafford, 2009–present
  • Most games with 30+ pass attempts and no interceptions, season: 10, Tom Brady 2012
  • Most games with 40+ pass attempts and no interceptions, season: 4, by 7 players, most recently; Drew Brees 2011

Passing interception differential/ratio

  • Best touchdown pass–interception differential, game: +7 (7 TDs, 0 INTs) Y.A. Tittle, October 28, 1962; Peyton Manning, September 5, 2013; Nick Foles, November 3, 2013[35]
  • Best touchdown pass–interception differential, season: +42 (50 TDs, 8 INTs) Tom Brady, 2007
  • Worst touchdown pass-interception differential, game: -8 (0 TDs, 8 INTs), Jim Hardy, September 24, 1950
  • Worst touchdown pass–interception differential, season: -22 (13 TDs, 35 INTs) Vinny Testaverde, 1988
  • Best touchdown pass–interception differential, rookie season: +16 (26 TDs, 10 INTs) Russell Wilson, 2012
  • Best touchdown pass–interception ratio, rookie season: 4:1 (20/5 INTs), Robert Griffin III, 2012
  • Worst touchdown pass–interception differential, rookie season: -21 (6 TDs, 27 INTs) Bud Schwenk, 1942
  • Best touchdown pass–interception differential, career: +250 (465 TDs, 215 INTs) Peyton Manning, 1998–present
  • Worst touchdown pass–interception differential, career: -61 (196 TDs, 257 INTs) Norman Snead, 1961–1976
  • Best touchdown pass–interception ratio, career: 3.72:1 (186 TDs, 50 INTs) Aaron Rodgers, 2005–present
  • Best touchdown pass–interception ratio, season: 9:1 (36 TDs, 4 INTs) Tom Brady, 2010 (minimum 12 TD passes)
  • Worst touchdown pass–interception ratio, season in modern era: 1:4 (6 TDs, 24 INTs) Terry Bradshaw, 1970
  • Worst touchdown pass–interception ratio, season: 1:4.5 (6 TDs, 27 INTs) Bud Schwenk, 1942
  • Best passing yards–interception ratio, career: 477.04:1 (23,852 yards, 50 INTs) Aaron Rodgers, 2005–present
  • Best passing yards–interception ratio, season: 975:1 (3,900 yards, 4 INTs) Tom Brady, 2010 (minimum 2,000 passing yards)
  • Best completion–interception ratio, career: 38.38:1 (1,919 completions, 50 INTs) Aaron Rodgers, 2005–present
  • Best completion–interception ratio, season: 81:1 (324 completions, 4 INTs) Tom Brady 2010, (minimum 150 completions)

Lowest percentage passes had intercepted

  • Most seasons led league, lowest percentage intercepted: 5, Sammy Baugh, 1940, 1942, 1944–45, 1947[1]:s-11
  • Lowest percentage passes had intercepted career (minimum 1,500 attempts): 1.72 (50 INTs, 2,914 attempts), Aaron Rodgers, 2005–present[1]:s-11 [37]
  • Lowest percentage passes had intercepted season (among qualified players): 0.41 (1 INT, 244 attempts), Damon Huard, 2006[1]:s-11
  • Lowest percentage passes had intercepted rookie season: 1.27 (5 INTs, 393 attempts), Robert Griffin III, 2012[1]:s-11 [38]

Sacked

Receiving

Receptions

Yards receiving

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Average yards/reception

  • Highest average gain, career (minimum 200 receptions): 22.26 (224 receptions, 4,996 yards), Homer Jones, 1964–70[1]:s-13
  • Highest average gain, season (minimum 24 receptions): 32.58 (24 receptions, 782 yards), Don Currivan, 1947[1]:s-13
  • Highest average gain, game (minimum 3 receptions): 63.00 (3 receptions, 189 yards), Torry Holt on September 24, 2000[1]:s-13

Receiving touchdowns

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Yards from scrimmage

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  • Most seasons leading the league in yards from scrimmage, 6 Jim Brown, 1958–1959, 1961, 1963–1965
  • Most consecutive seasons leading the league in yards from scrimmage, 4 Thurman Thomas, 1989–1992
  • Most yards from scrimmage, career: 23,540, Jerry Rice, 1985–2004[1]:s-14
  • Most yards from scrimmage, season: 2,509, Chris Johnson, 2009[1]:s-14
  • Most yards from scrimmage with zero fumbles, season: 2,189, Marshall Faulk, 2000
  • Most yards from scrimmage, rookie, season: 2,212, Eric Dickerson, 1983[1]:s-14
  • Highest average yards from scrimmage per game, career: 125.52, Jim Brown, 1957-1965
  • Highest average yards from scrimmage per game, season: 163.36 Priest Holmes, 2002
  • Most attempts, season: 492, (407 rushes, 85 receptions), James Wilder, 1984
  • Most attempts with zero fumbles, season: 430 (397 rushes, 33 receptions), Gerald Riggs, 1985
  • Most attempts, rookie, season: 441, (390 rushes, 51 receptions), Eric Dickerson, 1983
  • Most yards from scrimmage, game: 336, (all receiving yards), Flipper Anderson, Nov. 26, 1989 (OT)[1]:s-14
  • Most yards from scrimmage, non-overtime game: 330, Billy Cannon, Dec. 10, 1961
  • Most yards from scrimmage, back-to-back games: 525, Walter Payton, Nov 20, 1977-Nov 24, 1977
  • Most games, 50 yards from scrimmage, career: 202, Jerry Rice 1985-2004
  • Most games, 100 yards from scrimmage, career: 108, Walter Payton, 1975-1987
  • Most games, 150 yards from scrimmage, career: 46, Barry Sanders, 1989-1998
  • Most games, 200 yards from scrimmage, career: 14, Marshall Faulk, 1994-2005
  • Most games, 250 yards from scrimmage, career: 5, Marshall Faulk, 1994-2005
  • Most games, 100 yards from scrimmage, season: 15, Edgerrin James, 2000; Barry Sanders, 1997; Marcus Allen, 1985
  • Most games, 150 yards from scrimmage, season: 10, Chris Johnson, 2009
  • Most games, 200 yards from scrimmage, season: 5, LaDainian Tomlinson, 2003
  • Most games, 250 yards from scrimmage, season: 2, Marshall Faulk, 2000
  • Most games, 90 yards from scrimmage, season: 16, William Andrews, 1981
  • Most consecutive games, 100 yards from scrimmage: 17, Marcus Allen, 1985-1986
  • Most consecutive games, 200 yards from scrimmage: 3, Walter Payton, Nov 13, 1977, Nov 20, 1977, Nov 24, 1977
  • Most consecutive seasons, 1000 or more yards from scrimmage: 13, Emmitt Smith, 1990–2002
  • Most seasons, 1000 or more yards from scrimmage: 14, Emmitt Smith 1990–2002, 2004, Jerry Rice 1986–1996, 1998, 2001–2002
  • Most consecutive seasons, 1500 or more yards from scrimmage: 8, LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-2008
  • Most seasons, 1500 or more yards from scrimmage: 10, Walter Payton 1976-1981, 1983-1986
  • Most consecutive seasons, 2000 or more yards from scrimmage: 4, Marshall Faulk 1998–2001
  • Most seasons, 2000 or more yards from scrimmage: 4, Marshall Faulk 1998–2001, Eric Dickerson 1983–84, 1986, 1988, Walter Payton 1977, 1983–85

All-purpose

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  • Most seasons leading league, combined net yards: 5, Jim Brown, 1958–61, 1964[1]:s-24
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league, combined net yards: 4, Jim Brown, 1958–1961[1]:s-24

All-purpose attempts

  • Most combined attempts, career: 4,939, Emmitt Smith, 1990–2004[1]:s-24
  • Most combined attempts with zero fumbles, career: 541, Ricky Sanders, 1986-1995
  • Most combined attempts, season: 496 (407 rushes, 85 receptions, 4 returns), James Wilder 1984[1]:s-24
  • Most combined attempts with zero fumbles, season: 430 (397 rushes, 33 receptions), Gerald Riggs, 1985
  • Most combined attempts, rookie, season: 442 (390 rushes, 51 receptions, 1 returns), Eric Dickerson, 1983[1]:s-24
  • Most combined attempts per fumble, career, minimum 2,000 attempts: 138.0, Curtis Martin, 1995-2005
  • Most combined attempts per fumble, career, minimum 1,000 attempts: 255.66, Ray Rice, 2008-2012
  • Most consecutive combined attempts with zero fumbles: 719 (623 rushes, 96 receptions), LaDainian Tomlinson, Oct, 22, 2006-Sep 28, 2008
  • Most consecutive combined attempts with zero fumbles to start a career: 589 (559 rushes, 30 receptions), BenJarvus Green-Ellis, 2008-2012
  • Most combined attempts, game: 48, James Wilder on October 30, 1983 and LaDainian Tomlinson on December 1, 2002 (OT)[1]:s-24

All-purpose yards

Interceptions

Interception return yards

Interception return touchdowns

Punting

Punts

Punting yards

  • Most punting yardage, career: 71,211, Jeff Feagles, 1988–2009[44]
  • Most punting yardage, season: 4,968, Andy Lee, 2007[45]
  • Most punting yardage, rookie, season: 4,531, Brad Maynard, 1997
  • Most punting yardage, game: 709, Leo Araguz on October 11, 1998

Average punting yards

  • Highest average, punting, career (minimum 250 punts): 47.55 (1,014 punts for 48,215 yards), Shane Lechler, 2000–present[1]:s-16
  • Highest average, punting, season (among qualified players): 51.40 (35 punts for 1,799 yards), Sammy Baugh, 1940[1]:s-16
  • Highest average, punting, rookie, season (among qualified players): 47.84 (91 punts for 4,353 yards), Bryan Anger, 2012[1]:s-16
  • Highest average, punting, game (minimum 4 punts): 61.75 (4 punts for 247 yards), Bob Cifers on November 24, 1946[1]:s-16

Average net punting yards

Net average has been compiled since 1976.[1]:s-16

  • Highest net average, career (minimum 250 punts): 39.47 (254 punts for 10,025 net yards), Britton Colquitt, 2010–present[1]:s-16
  • Highest net average, season (among qualified players): 43.99 (79 punts for 3,475 net yards), Andy Lee, 2011[1]:s-17
  • Highest net average, rookie, season (among qualified players): 40.85 (92 punts for 3,758 net yards), Bryan Anger, 2012[1]:s-17
  • Highest net average game (minimum 4 punts): 59.50 (4 punts for 238 net yards), Rohn Stark on September 13, 1992[1]:s-17

Punts had blocked

Punts inside the 20

Punts inside the 20 have been compiled since 1976.[1]:s-17

Punt returns

Punt return attempts

Fair catches

Punt return yards

Average punt return yards

  • Highest average yardage, career (minimum 75 returns): 12.78 (112 returns for 1,431 yards), George McAfee, 1940-1950[1]:s-18
  • Highest average yardage, season (among qualified players): 23.00, Herb Rich, 1950[1]:s-18
  • Highest average yardage, highest average, season, rookie (among qualified players): 23.00, Herb Rich, 1950[1]:s-18
  • Highest average yardage, game (minimum 3 returns): 53.33, Darius Reynaud on December 30, 2012[1]:s-18

Punt return touchdowns

Kickoff returns

Kickoff return attempts

Kickoff return yards

Average kickoff return yards

  • Highest average, career (minimum 75 returns): 30.56 (91 returns for 2,781 yards), Gale Sayers, 1965–71[1]:s-20
  • Highest average, season (among qualified players): 41.06 (18 returns for 739 yards), Travis Williams, 1967[1]:s-20
  • Highest average, rookie, season (among qualified players): 41.06 (18 returns for 739 yards), Travis Williams, 1967[1]:s-20
  • Highest average, game (minimum 3 returns): 73.50 (4 returns for 294 yards), Wally Triplett on October 29, 1950[1]:s-20

Kickoff return touchdowns

Combined kick/punt returns

Kick/punt return yards

Kick/punt return touchdowns

  • Most touchdowns, career: 19 (14 punt, 5 kickoff), Devin Hester, 2006–present[1]:s-21[46]
  • Most touchdowns, season: 6 (4 punt, 2 kickoff), Devin Hester, 2007[1]:s-21
  • Most touchdowns, rookie, season: 5 (3 punt, 2 kickoff), Devin Hester, 2006[1]:s-21 [49]
  • Most touchdowns, game (any combination of kickoff and punt returns): 2; 38 times by 32 players, most recently Darius Reynaud on December 30, 2012 (2 punt returns)[1]:s-21–s-22
  • Most touchdowns, game (with both a kickoff and a punt for a TD) : 2; by 12 players, most recently Ted Ginn, Jr., September 11, 2011[1]:s-21–s-22

Fumbles

Fumbles recovered

  • Most fumbles recovered, career, own and opponents' : 56 (all own), Warren Moon, 1984–2000[1]:s-22
  • Most fumbles recovered, season, own and opponents' : 12 (all own), David Carr, 2002[1]:s-22
  • Most fumbles recovered, game, own and opponents' : 4,[1]:s-22
Otto Graham on October 25, 1953 (all own)
Sam Etcheverry on September 17, 1961 (all own)
Roman Gabriel on October 12, 1969 (all own)
Joe Ferguson on September 18, 1977 (all own)
Randall Cunningham on November 30, 1986 (all own)
Tony Romo on September 26, 2011 (all own)
Patrick Peterson on 2012 (3 own, 1 opponent's)

Own fumbles recovered

  • Most own fumbles recovered, career: 56, Warren Moon, 1984–2000[1]:s-22
  • Most own fumbles recovered, season: 12, David Carr, 2002[1]:s-22
  • Most own fumbles recovered, game: 4,[1]:s-22
Otto Graham on October 25, 1953
Sam Etcheverry on September 17, 1961
Roman Gabriel on October 12, 1969
Joe Ferguson on September 18, 1977
Randall Cunningham on November 30, 1986
Tony Romo on September 26, 2011

Opponent fumbles recovered

Fumble return yards

Fumble return touchdowns

  • Most fumble return touchdowns, career (total): 6, Jason Taylor; 1997–2011[1]:s-23
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, season (total): 2; by 37 players, most recently Juqua Parker 2011[1]:s-23
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, career (own recovered): 2; by 9 players, most recently Kevin Curtis 2003–2010[1]:s-23
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, season (own recovered): 2; Ahmad Rashad, 1974; Del Rodgers, 1982, Kevin Curtis 2007[1]:s-23
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, career (Opponents' recovered): 6, Jason Taylor; 1997–2011[1]:s-23
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, season (Opponents' recovered): 2; by 34 Players, most recently Juqua Parker 2011[1]:s-23–s-24
  • Most fumble return touchdowns, game (Opponents' recovered): 2, Fred "Dippy" Evans, November 28, 1948[1]:s-24

Fumbles forced

Note: Forced fumbles are not an official NFL statistic and even unofficial numbers prior to 1991 are not available.[53][54]

Sacks

Quarterback sack statistics have been compiled only since 1982
  • Most seasons leading league: 2;[1]:s-24
Mark Gastineau, 198384
Reggie White, 198788
Kevin Greene, 1994, 96
Michael Strahan, 2001, 2003
DeMarcus Ware, 2008, 2010
Jared Allen, 2007, 2011
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league: 2;[1]:s-24
Mark Gastineau, 198384
Reggie White, 198788

Records in a single decade

Records in a single month

Overtime Records

Miscellaneous

Starts/games played

Note: These records are not listed in the NFL Record and Fact Book.

For a more detailed list of consecutive starts and games played, see List of most consecutive starts and games played by National Football League players.
  • Most games played, career: 382, Morten Andersen, 1982–2004, 2006–2007[61]
  • Most games played, one team: 327, Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions, 1992-2012[61]
  • Most starts, career: 298, Brett Favre, 1992–2010[62]
  • Most starts, career, one team: 292, Bruce Matthews, 1983–2001[62]
  • Most consecutive games played: 352 (363 including playoffs), Jeff Feagles, 1988–2009 [63]
  • Most consecutive starts: 297 (321 including playoffs), Brett Favre, 1992–2010[64]
  • Most consecutive starts to begin a career: 208 (227 including playoffs) Peyton Manning, 1998–2011 [65]
  • Most consecutive starts to begin a career, including playoffs: 231 (207 regular season; 24 playoffs) Gene Upshaw, 1967–1981
  • Most consecutive starts by a quarterback: 297 (321 including playoffs), Brett Favre, 1992–2010[64]
  • Most consecutive starts by a receiver: 176 (185 including playoffs), Tim Brown, 1992–2003
  • Most consecutive starts by a running back : 170 (178 including playoffs), Walter Payton, 1975–1987
  • Most consecutive starts by an offensive lineman: 240 (259 including playoffs), Mick Tingelhoff, 1962–1979
  • Most consecutive starts by a defensive lineman: 270 (289 including playoffs), Jim Marshall, 1961–1978
  • Most consecutive starts by a linebacker: 208 (219 including playoffs), Derrick Brooks, 1996-2008
  • Most consecutive starts by a defensive back: 215 (224 including playoffs), Ronde Barber, 1999–2012

QB Wins

Note: These records are not listed in NFL Record and Fact Book

QB Losses

Note: These records are not listed in NFL Record and Fact Book

Professional football firsts

Rushing

Passing

Receiving

Scrimmage

  • First 1,000 yards from Scrimmage season: Beattie Feathers, 1,178 yards from scrimmage, Chicago Bears, 1934
  • First 1,500 yards from Scrimmage season: Chet Mutryn, 1,617 yards from scrimmage, Buffalo Bills (AAFC), 1948 (not recognized as an NFL record)
  • First 2,000 yards from Scrimmage season: Jim Brown, 2,131 yards from scrimmage yards, Cleveland Browns, 1963
  • First 2,500 yards from Scrimmage season: Chris Johnson, 2,509 from scrimmage yards, Tennessee Titans, 2009 – only 2,500 yard season
  • First 300 yards from Scrimmage game: Jim Benton, 303 yards from scrimmage (all receiving), Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions; Nov 22, 1945

Combined yards

Touchdowns

Scoring

Starts

  • First quarterback with 200 consecutive starts: Brett Favre Nov 29, 2004[95]

Wins

Longest play

See also

References

External links

  • NFL.com – NFL History – Record and Factbook

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