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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. Jim Brown (1938)
2. Barry Sanders (1923)
3. Walter Payton (1909)
4. Johnny Unitas (1905)
5. Gale Sayers (1900)
6. Lance Alworth (1892)
7. John Hannah (1889)
8. Night Train Lane (1885)
9. Steve Largent (1884)
10. Merlin Olsen (1883)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Fields Grayson
HoF No No
Pos C-G DB
Height 6-2 5-10
Weight 250 187
Yrs 1975-1988 1961-1970
Years 13 9
Career AV 101 97
Games 186 139
Games Started 155 42
Pro Bowls 2 6
MVP Awards 0 0
All-Pro Teams 3 7
First Team All-Pro 1 4
College Rutgers-Camden; Widener San Diego City J.C.; Oregon
Teams Jets
Giants
Texans
Chiefs
Raiders
Seasonal AV
(Best → Worst)
Rk Fields Grayson
1 17.0 17.0
2 13.0 14.0
3 12.0 13.0
4 9.0 12.0
5 8.0 11.0
6 7.0 10.0
7 6.0 9.0
8 6.0 6.0
9 5.0 5.0
10 5.0 0.0
11 5.0
12 4.0
13 3.0
14 1.0
Total 101.0 97.0
Wt Sum** 79.2 81.7
Joe Fields
  Career Stats
Tm. Yds/Gm316
Yds/Gm+99
Dave Grayson
  Career Stats
Kick Return TD1
Intercept. Ret. TD5
Touchdowns6
Points Scored36
Interceptions48
Intercept. Ret. Yds933
Long Intercep. Return99
Fumbles7
Fumbles Recovered2
Fumble Return Yds25