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Published: June 5, 2017 at 09:59 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for the Top 100 Players of 2017: 40-31

The "Top 100 Players of 2017" continues. See the mind-blowing stats which prove why these guys are on the list.

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  • No. 40: Vic Beasley, LB, Falcons 10

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    No. 40: Vic Beasley, LB, Falcons

    In 2016, Vic Beasley became the first Falcons player to lead the NFL in sacks with 15.5, and the fourth player in NFL history to lead the league in sacks and reach the Super Bowl in the same season. Out of the four, Beasley was the only one to lose in the Super Bowl.

  • No. 39: Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks 9

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    No. 39: Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks

    Bobby Wagner led the league in total tackles (167) in 2016, edging out the next closest player by 18 more tackles. He became the first player in Seahawks history with more than a hundred tackles in five straight seasons.

  • No. 38: Fletcher Cox, DT, Eagles 8

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    No. 38: Fletcher Cox, DT, Eagles

    With 6.5 sacks, Fletcher Cox led the Eagles in sacks and is also the only Eagles defensive player to reach the Pro Bowl in the past two seasons. His 28.5 career sacks are the fifth most among all Eagles interior defensive linemen in team history.

  • No. 37: Aqib Talib, CB, Broncos 7

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    No. 37: Aqib Talib, CB, Broncos

    Talib's 33 career interceptions since entering the NFL in 2008 is the most by any active player during that span. After making the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive season, he became one of three cornerbacks who has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons.

  • No. 36: Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs 6

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    No. 36: Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs

    In 2016, Tyreek Hill became the first player in NFL history to have more than three touchdowns in each of the respective categories: receiving touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, and kickoff/punt returns. Hill also led the NFL with a 15.2 punt return average this season.

  • No. 35: J.J. Watt, DE, Texans 5

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    No. 35: J.J. Watt, DE, Texans

    Despite missing 13 games in 2016, J.J. Watt remains the only player in NFL history with multiple 20-sack seasons (2012 and 2014). His 76.0 career sacks, 214 QB hits and 133 tackles for loss are the most in the NFL since entering the league in 2011.

  • No. 34: Kam Chancellor, S, Seahawks 4

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    No. 34: Kam Chancellor, S, Seahawks

    Kam Chancellor had 6.8 tackles per game in 2016 (the highest average of his career), despite missing four games with a groin injury. Chancellor allowed the second lowest passer rating when targeted (62.1) among all safeties with 40+ targets.

  • No. 33: DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans 3

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    No. 33: DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans

    With 1,287 rushing yards last season, DeMarco Murray had the third most rushing yards in the NFL. Murray is currently tied with Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy for the most 1000-yard rushing seasons since 2013.

  • No. 32: Marcus Peters, CB, Chiefs 2

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    No. 32: Marcus Peters, CB, Chiefs

    Peters' 14 interceptions and 46 passes defended are the most in the NFL since 2015. In 2016, Peters did not allow a touchdown in games against the seven of the top ten receivers (by yards) that he faced.

  • No. 31: Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions 1

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    No. 31: Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

    With 4,327 passing yards in 2016, Matthew Stafford has six straight seasons with more than 4,000 passing yards. Stafford also led the Lions to eight fourth quarter comebacks in 2016, the most in a single season since 1950.

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