NFL 2011 Statistical Leaders

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees set several NFL records this year, to include the single season passing yardage record held for the last 27 years by Dan Marino.

With the 2011 NFL regular season complete, and the post season starting this week, it's time to take a look at the statistical leaders from around the league. We'll highlight the leader in each category, and any milestone or record breaking performances.

Stat

Number

Player

Team

Remarks

Passer Rating

122.5

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Sets NFL Record. Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and Tony Romo all over 100 passer rating

Passing Yards

5,476

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Brees set new single season passing yard record. Tom Brady and Matt Stafford also top 5,000 yards.

Passing Yards (Rookie)

4,051

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers

Sets NFL Record

Pass Completions

468

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Sets NFL Record

Completion Percent

71.2

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Sets NFL Record

Rushing Yards

1,606

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jacksonville Jaguars

15 Players, including Reggie Bush, topped 1,000 yards this season

Rushing TDs

17

LeSean McCoy

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Cam Newton (14) in second place set record for QB rushing TDs

Receiving Yards

1,681

Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions

19 Players, including Brandon Marshall, topped 1,000 yards this season

Receiving Yards (TE)

1,327

Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

Sets NFL Record

Receptions

122

Wes Welker

New England Patriots

Roddy White (100) also reached the 100 receptions milestone

Receiving TDs

17

Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

Sets NFL Record for TEs. Calvin Johnson tops wide receivers with 16 touchdowns

All-Purpose Yards

2,969

Darren Sproles

New Orleans Saints

Sets NFL Record

Punt Return TDs

4

Patrick Peterson

Arizona Cardinals

Ties NFL Record and NFL Record (Rookie)

Points

166

David Akers

San Francisco 49ers

Sets NFL Record

Field Goal Percent

93.1

Matt Bryant

Atlanta Falcons

Connor Barth, Josh Scobee, and Rob Bironas all topped 90%

Long Field Goal

63

Sebastian Janikoski

Oakland Raiders

Ties NFL Record

Field Goal Attempts

52

Davis Akers

San Francisco 49ers

Ties NFL Record

Field Goals Made

44

Davis Akers

San Francisco 49ers

Sets NFL Record

Punting Average

50.9

Andy Lee

San Francisco 49ers

Shane Lechler also topped 50 yards average (Brandon Field 3rd - 48.8)

Punting Net Average

44.6

Andy Lee

San Francisco 49ers

Brandon Fields 4th (41.1)

Punting Inside 20

34

Jon Ryan

Seattle Seahawks

Brandon Fields 3rd (32)

Tackles

166

London Fletcher

Washington Redksins

D'Qwell Jackson and Chad Greenway also top 150 tackles

Interceptions

7

3 Players

Charles Woodson, Eric Weddle, Kyle Arrington

Sacks

22

Jared Allen

Minnesota Vikings

0.5 Sacks shy of NFL record

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