NFL by the Numbers
89 ... Eagles receiver Hank Baskett's 89-yard catch against the Falcons Sunday was the longest reception in 46 years by an undrafted rookie and the second-longest in NFL history. Oilers receiver Bill Groman's 91-yard catch from Jacky Lee in 1960 against the Broncos is the only longer catch in NFL history by an undrafted rookie. Baskett's catch was the longest by any rookie in 18 years, since Ernie Jones' 83-yarder for the Cards against the Eagles in 1988.
1,039 ... Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn on Sunday became the first pair from the same team to both rush for 1,039 or more yards. Vick finished the regular season with 1,039 yards and Dunn with 1,140 yards. Although there have been three previous pairs of 1,000-yard rushers, the rusher with the second-most yards never had more than 1,022 yards.
48 ... Redskins receiver Antwaan Randle-El's 48-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss gave him three completions of 40 or more yards since opening day last year. No other non-quarterback has any completions of 40 or more yards during the same span. Randle-El has thrown just three passes this year, but he has more TD passes of 48 or more yards this year than Vince Young, Brad Johnson, Trent Green, Kerry Collins and Chris Weinke combined, and they've thrown 684 passes.
13 ... The Broncos allowed only 13 rushing touchdowns all year, the fewest ever in a 16-game season. The previous record was 18 by the Ravens in 2000. However, six of those 13 touchdowns came in the Broncos' last four games, and the Broncos only finished 12th in the NFL in rush defense.
60 ... Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson finished the season with a 61.5 percent completion percentage, extending his NFL record of consecutive seasons with a 60 percent completion percentage or better to 11. The only other player in NFL history to complete 60 percent of his passes in 11 different seasons was Joe Montana.
4.3 ... Chiefs running back Larry Johnson's 4.3 average is lowest ever by a running back with 1,705 or more rushing yards. Johnson ran for 1,789 yards this year. The lowest average ever by a back with 1,750 yards had been 4.5 by Jamal Anderson of the Falcons in 1998.
22 ... The Bengals' Rudi Johnson rushed for 1,309 yards without a carry longer than 22 yards. Johnson's 1,309 yards are the most by a back without a run longer than 22 yards in 17 years, since Eric Dickerson had 1,311 yards in 1989 without a run longer than 21 yards. Johnson is the first 1,000-yard rusher without a run of 23 yards or more since Errict Rhett of the Buccaneers in 1995, whose longest run was 21 yards.
11.1 ... Andre Johnson of the Texans led the NFL with 103 catches, but his average of 11.1 yards per catch was second-lowest in NFL history by a player with 103 or more receptions. The only lower average by a player with 103 or more receptions was Cris Carter's 10.3 average in 1994 for the Vikings.
1976 ... Tiki Barber had the biggest rushing day of any NFL player last year, with 220 yards against the Chiefs, and he had the biggest rushing day of any player this year, with 234 yards Sunday against the Redskins. The last time the same player had the top rushing performance in the league two straight years was 1975 and 1976, when O.J. Simpson of the Bills did it.
2,300 ... Stephen Jackson of the Rams and LaDainian Tomlinson of the Chargers both surpassed 2,300 yards of total offense, the first time in NFL history two players have gone over 2,300 total yards in a season. Jackson's 2,334 total yards from scrimmage are the most ever by a player who had never before had a season with 2,000 yards. The most previously was Marcus Allen's 2,314 for the Raiders in 1985.
100 ... Peyton Manning is the only quarterback to finish the season with a passer rating of 100 or more. Manning's 101.0 rating made him the second quarterback in NFL history with three straight seasons over 100 (Steve Young 1991-1994). Since 2000, no other quarterback has more than one season over 100.
0.0 ... Rex Grossman's 0.0 passer rating against the Packers was his third of 10.2 or lower this year. Grossman had a 10.2 rating against Cards and a 1.3 against the Vikings. Grossman had more games at 10.2 or lower than every other NFL quarterback combined this year. The only other passer ratings of 10.2 or worst this year by starting quarterbacks were Kerry Collins' 1.2 against the Chargers and Joey Harrington's 0.0 against the Bills.