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Eli Manning, Frank Gore among 11 surprising NFL all-time career stat leaders

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USA TODAY Sports NFL reporter Lorenzo Reyes looks at the five players who need to take their games to another level if their teams are going to have a shot at making the playoffs this season.
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The 2017 NFL season is quickly approaching, and some players have a chance to move up some all-time statistical lists. 

Here are some surprising all-time career statistical rankings for current players.

Eli Manning

Stat: Eighth all time in passing yards (48,218)

Is Eli Manning elite? Well, according to this number, he is. Manning ranks right ahead of Fran Tarkenton, who held the all-time passing yardage record before the likes of Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning came along. Tarkenton isn’t the only notable Pro Football Hall of Famer sitting behind Eli Manning in this category, as Dan Fouts, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Jim Kelly, Steve Young and Terry Bradshaw sit further down the list. A standard passing season in 2017 for Manning — which has been in the neighborhood of 3,700 yards — would vault him into sixth all time,…

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