Just two weeks remain in the regular season. Not only are teams fighting for playoff positioning, but there are individuals trying to get bold ink on the back of their football card by leading the league in a category.

Here are some notable stat races that look like they will come down to the final week. All stats are taken from Pro Football Reference.

Passing yards

  • Leaders: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) 4,543, Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) 4,462

With two games remaining, Mahomes is on pace for 5,192 passing yards on the season. That would be the fifth-most in NFL history, topped only Drew Brees (twice), Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger isn't far behind as he is on pace for 5,099 passing yards this year which would be good for seventh-most in NFL history (eighth if Mahomes finishes with more).

Quarterback rating

  • Leaders: Drew Brees (Saints) 116.8, Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) 114.8, Phillip Rivers (Chargers) 112.4, Russell Wilson (Seahawks) 111.6

If Brees can hold on, this would be the second time (also led in 2009) during his historic 18-year career that he has led the NFL in quarterback rating. A 116.8 quarterback rating would be the sixth-highest in NFL history.

Ryan led the league in passer rating in 2016, Wilson led in 2015, and Rivers led in 2008.

Receiving touchdowns

  • Leaders: Antonio Brown (Steelers) 13, Eric Ebron (Colts) 12, Davante Adams (Packers) 12, DeAndre Hopkins (Texans) 11, Tyreke Hill (Chiefs) 11

A First Team All-Pro in each of the last four seasons, Brown has equaled his career-high of 13 touchdown receptions with two games remaining.

Hopkins led the league last season with 13 touchdown catches.


  • Leaders: Aaron Donald (Rams) 16.5, Von Miller (Broncos) 14.5, J.J. Watt (Texans) 14.5, Danielle Hunter (Vikings) 14.5, Chris Jones (Chiefs) 14

Donald, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, needs 3.5 sacks in his final two games to become just the 11th player ever to finish with at least 20 in a season.

A three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Watt twice has finished with 20.5 sacks in a single year.


  • Leaders: Kyle Fuller (Bears) 7, Xavien Howard (Dolphins) 7, Damontae Kazee (Falcons) 6, Eddie Jackson (Bears) 6

Both Fuller and Howard were named to their first Pro Bowl on Tuesday according to ESPN. Howard is tied for the NFL lead in picks despite missing Miami's last two games.

Jackson was also named to his first Pro Bowl. Kazee is one shy of the league lead after not intercepting a single pass during his rookie year last season.