Active players move up career stat lists
Randy Moss of the New England Patriots has shown no signs of slowing down during the 2009 NFL season, his 12th year in the league. The veteran wide receiver had a week-high 147 yards receiving on six catches and scored one touchdown during the Patriotsí 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. The yardage total, his fourth 100-yard game of the season, is the best output Moss has produced thus far this year.
Moss ranks 11th overall in career receptions with 892 catches. His 71-yard TD reception from Tom Brady in the third quarter marked his 140th career touchdown grab. That total ties him with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens for second all-time behind only Jerry Riceís 197 career touchdown receptions.
Just ahead of Moss on the receiving leaders chart is Torry Holt of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Holt added four catches to his career total during his teamís 24-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9 to become just the 10th player in NFL history to have 900 career receptions. He ranks second to Marvin Harrison in the fewest number of games to accomplish the feat. Holt reached the 900-catch mark in his 166th NFL game while Harrison did it in 149 games.
The newest entry into the Top 20 lists was Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears. The fourth-year quarterback reached the required 1,500 career attempts to qualify of the Top 20 passers and now ranks 14th all-time with a passer rating of 86.44. His entry onto the list knocked Matt Hasselbeck from the Top 20.