Team-by-team statistical leaders for the 2021 NFL season

By Jeff Risdon

The 2021 NFL regular season is in the books.

But before we dive headlong into postseason analysis, it’s worth taking a moment to salute the statistical leaders from the league’s first 17-game schedule.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady took advantage of the extra game to become the oldest player in NFL history to throw for at least 5,000 yards in a season, compiling a career-best 5,316 passing yards to lead the league at age 44.

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor led the NFL with 1,811 rushing yards, far ahead of Cleveland Browns tailback Nick Chubb, who ranked second with 1,259.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp led the league with 1,947 receiving yards, falling just short of Calvin Johnson’s NFL record of 1,964.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt tied the NFL record with 22½ sacks, equaling Michael Strahan’s mark from 2001, and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foyesade Oluokun led the NFL with 192 tackles.

Finally, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs led the league with 11 interceptions, tying Everson Walls’ franchise record from 1981.

With all that in mind, Touchdown Wire commemorates the team 2021 season leaders in passing, rushing, receiving, tackling, sacks and interceptions for all 32 franchises below.


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