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This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in NFL history. In the matchup below, choose the player who you believe was the better player. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.

Current Top Ten:
1. Walter Payton (1976)
2. Barry Sanders (1940)
3. Jim Brown (1938)
4. Johnny Unitas (1912)
5. Anthony Munoz (1893)
6. Otto Graham (1889)
7. Deacon Jones (1878)
8. Mel Renfro (1876)
9. Roger Staubach (1871)
10. Brett Favre (1860)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Cross Niland
HoF No No
Pos G-C G
Height 6-3 6-3
Weight 259 245
Yrs 1976-1988 1966-1975
Years 12 9
Career AV 114 89
Games 185 138
Games Started 180 126
Pro Bowls 3 6
MVP Awards 0 0
All-Pro Teams 6 6
First Team All-Pro 0 2
College UCLA Iowa
Teams 49ers
Cowboys
Eagles
Seasonal AV
(Best → Worst)
Rk Cross Niland
1 15.0 15.0
2 12.0 12.0
3 12.0 11.0
4 10.0 10.0
5 10.0 10.0
6 8.0 10.0
7 8.0 6.0
8 8.0 6.0
9 8.0 5.0
10 8.0 4.0
11 7.0
12 5.0
13 3.0
Total 114.0 89.0
Wt Sum** 86.7 73.6
Randy Cross
  Career Stats
Tm. Yds/Gm348
Yds/Gm+109
John Niland
  Career Stats
Fumble Return TD1
Touchdowns1
Points Scored6
Tm. Yds/Gm340
Yds/Gm+115