Stats galore for Barber
Ronde Barber's first-quarter interception and touchdown return made history in several respects.
Here's the rundown: Barber now has 10 touchdowns via interception and fumble returns, tied for third most in NFL history. Only former players Rod Woodson (13) and Aeneas Williams (12) have more. Barber's 10 are the most among active players, tied with Minnesota safety Darren Sharper.
This is a somewhat obscure stat, but Barber's pick also gives him the most by an active player on their current team, joining Baltimore's Ed Reed with 33 apiece.
All in all, not a bad day for No. 20. When you consider all his feats -- particularly the 20 sacks/20 interceptions mark -- you really have to think he's making a compelling case for Canton. I'm not positive he'll make the Hall of Fame cut, but he's worth a very long look. Hard to argue against, that's for sure.