What to look for in 2008

Milestones, records, all-time lists... there are some impressive numbers and achievements in sight for some big-name players this season. Here's a primer for some things that we might see:

» Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, has led the league in touchdown passes three times in his 10-year career and can tie Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, Len Dawson and Steve Young (4) for the most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes.

Manning has passed for 400 yards in a game seven times in his 10-year NFL career. Manning needs one 400-yard passing game to surpass Joe Montana and Warren Moon (7) for the second-most games with 400 yards passing in NFL history (Dan Marino, 13).

Manning needs 37 touchdown passes to surpass Fran Tarkenton (342) to move into third place all-time. In 10 seasons, Manning has thrown 306 touchdown passes.

Manning needs 2,986 passing yards to surpass Dan Fouts (43,040) and Drew Bledsoe (44,611) to move into seventh place all time. In 10 seasons, Manning has passed for 41,626 yards.

Manning needs 32 completions to become the eighth player in NFL history with 3,500 passes completed. In 10 seasons, Manning has completed 3,468 passes.

» LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, needs nine rushing touchdowns to pass Marcus Allen (123) to move into second place all-time. In seven seasons, Tomlinson has scored 115 rushing touchdowns.

Tomlinson needs 17 touchdowns to surpass Terrell Owens (131), Cris Carter (131), Marshall Faulk (136) and Marcus Allen (145) to move into third place all-time (see Owens note). In seven seasons, Tomlinson has scored 129 touchdowns.

Tomlinson has gained 2,000 scrimmage yards three times in his seven-year career. With one more 2,000-scrimmage yard season, Tomlinson will tie Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk and Walter Payton (4) for the most all-time (see James note).

Tomlinson has gained 2,000 combined yards three times. Tomlinson needs one more 2,000-yard season to tie Tiki Barber, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Dante Hall, Brian Mitchell and Walter Payton (4) for the most all-time (see Hall and James notes).

Tomlinson has four 200-yard rushing games in his career. Tomlinson needs two to surpass Tiki Barber (5) and tie O.J. Simpson (6) for the most all-time.

» Edgerrin James, Arizona, has gained 2,000 scrimmage yards three times in his nine-year career. With one more 2,000-yard season, James will tie Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk and Walter Payton (4) for the most all-time (see Tomlinson note).

James has gained 2,000 combined yards three times in his career. James needs one more season with 2,000 combined yards to tie Tiki Barber, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Dante Hall, Brian Mitchell and Walter Payton (4) for the most all-time (see Hall and Tomlinson notes).

James needs 1,133 rushing yards to surpass Thurman Thomas (12,074), Franco Harris (12,120), Marcus Allen (12,243), Marshall Faulk (12,279), Jim Brown (12,312) and Tony Dorsett (12,739) to move into seventh place all-time. In nine seasons, James has 11,607 rushing yards.

James needs 133 scrimmage yards to become the 14th player in NFL history with 15,000 scrimmage yards (see Dunn and Bruce notes). In nine seasons, James has 14,867 scrimmage yards.

» Warrick Dunn, Tampa Bay, needs 810 scrimmage yards to become the 14th player in NFL history with 15,000 scrimmage yards (see Bruce and James notes). In 11 seasons, Dunn has 14,190 scrimmage yards.

» Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, needs 100 receptions to pass Jerry Rice (4) to become the first player in NFL history with five 100-catch seasons. In 12 seasons, Harrison has four seasons with 100 receptions.

Harrison needs 991 yards to surpass James Lofton (14,004), Isaac Bruce (14,109) and Tim Brown (14,934) to move into second place all-time (see Bruce note). In 12 seasons, Harrison has 13,944 receiving yards.

Harrison needs 60 receptions to surpass Tim Brown (1,094) and Cris Carter (1,101) to move into second place all-time. In 12 seasons, Harrison has 1,042 receptions.

Harrison needs eight receiving touchdowns to surpass Randy Moss (124), Terrell Owens (129) and Cris Carter (130) for second place all-time (see Moss and Owens notes). In 12 seasons, Harrison has 123 touchdown receptions.

Harrison has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight times in his 12-year NFL career. Harrison can join Jerry Rice (14), Tim Brown (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players in NFL history with nine seasons with 1,000 receiving yards (see Bruce, Holt, Moss and Owens notes).

» Isaac Bruce, San Francisco, needs 826 receiving yards to surpass Tim Brown (14,934) to move into second place all-time (see Harrison note). In 14 seasons, Bruce has 14,109 receiving yards.

Bruce needs 58 receptions to become the fifth player in NFL history with 1,000 career receptions. In 14 seasons, Bruce has 942 receptions.

Bruce needs 741 scrimmage yards to become the 14th player in NFL history with 15,000 scrimmage yards (see Dunn and James notes). In 14 seasons, Bruce has 14,259 scrimmage yards.

Bruce has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight times in his 14-year NFL career. Bruce can join Jerry Rice (14), Tim Brown (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players in NFL history with nine seasons with 1,000 receiving yards (see Harrison, Holt, Moss and Owens notes).

» Terrell Owens, Dallas, needs two receiving touchdowns to surpass Cris Carter (130) for second place all-time (see Harrison and Moss notes). In 12 seasons, Owens has 129 touchdown receptions.

Owens needs 15 touchdowns to surpass Cris Carter (131), Marshall Faulk (136) and Marcus Allen (145) to move into third place all-time (see Tomlinson note). In 12 seasons, Owens has scored 131 touchdowns.

Owens has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight times in his 12-year NFL career. Owens can join Jerry Rice (14), Tim Brown (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players in NFL history with nine seasons with 1,000 receiving yards (see Bruce, Harrison, Holt and Moss notes).

» Randy Moss, New England, needs seven receiving touchdowns to surpass Terrell Owens (129) and Cris Carter (130) for second place all-time (see Harrison and Owens notes). In 10 seasons, Moss has 124 touchdown receptions.

Moss has recorded 100 receptions in a season two times in his 10-year NFL career. Moss can join Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice (4) as the only players in NFL history with three seasons with 100 receptions (see Boldin, Fitzgerald and Holt notes).

Moss has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight times in his 10-year NFL career. Moss can join Jerry Rice (14), Tim Brown (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players in NFL history with nine seasons with 1,000 receiving yards (see Bruce, Harrison, Moss and Owens notes).

» Torry Holt, St. Louis, has two 100-catch seasons in his nine-year NFL career. Holt can join Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice (4) as the only players in NFL history with three seasons with 100 receptions (see Boldin, Fitzgerald and Moss notes).

Holt has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season eight times in his nine-year NFL career. Holt can join Jerry Rice (14), Tim Brown (9) and Jimmy Smith (9) as the only players in NFL history with nine seasons with 1,000 receiving yards (see Bruce, Harrison, Moss and Owens notes).

» Anquan Boldin, Arizona, has recorded 100 receptions in a season two times in his five-year NFL career. Boldin can join Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice (4) as the only players in NFL history with three seasons with 100 receptions (see Fitzgerald, Holt and Moss notes).

» Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, has recorded 100 receptions in a season two times in his four-year NFL career. Fitzgerald can join Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice (4) as the only players in NFL history with three seasons with 100 receptions (see Boldin, Holt, and Moss notes).

» Dante Hall, St. Louis, has six kickoff-return touchdowns in his eight-year career, tied for the most all-time. Hall needs one kickoff-return TD to pass Mel Gray, Ollie Matson, Gale Sayers and Travis Williams (6) for sole possession of first place.

Hall has 12 combined kick-return touchdowns (six kickoff, six punt) in his eight-year career, tied for the second-most all-time. Hall needs two combined kick-return touchdowns to pass Brian Mitchell (13) for first place in NFL history (see Hester note).

Hall has gained 2,000 combined yards four times in his eight-year career, tied for the most in NFL history. Hall needs one more season with 2,000 combined yards to pass Tiki Barber, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Brian Mitchell and Walter Payton (4) for the most all-time.

» Devin Hester, Chicago, has 11 combined kick-return touchdowns (seven punt, four kickoff) in his two-year career, the third most all-time. Hester needs three combined kick-return touchdowns to pass Dante Hall, Eric Metcalf (12) and Brian Mitchell (13) for first place in NFL history (see Hall note).

» Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City, needs 179 receiving yards to pass Shannon Sharpe (10,060) to become the all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. In 11 seasons, Gonzalez has 9,882 receiving yards.

Gonzalez needs 80 receptions to become the first tight end in NFL history with 900 receptions. In 11 seasons, Gonzalez has 820 receptions -– the most ever by a tight end.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.
Gamepass_vert_web_r

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.