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Quarterback Charlie Batch is having a career year thus far, with 1,311 yards passing. On this pace, he is due for a total of 3,496 yards, a career high. He is also on pace to nearly double his touchdwn career high, with 21. His previous career highs were 2,489 pass yards, last year, and 13 TD's in '99 and in 2000. He is also on pace to have one more INT, 16 than his previous career high, which was 15 in '00.

Wide Reciever Johnnie Morton has 35 receptions for 506 yards this year. That pace projects him to have a career year also. His projected numbers are 93 receptions and 1,349 yards, with 8 TD's. His previous high in yards was 1,129, in 1999. He is also on pace to tie his high in touchdowns, with 8. He made that mark in '95.

Unfortunately, Running Back James Stewart is only on pace to have 861 rush yards, his worst since '98. He has 323 rush yards thus far, and has 17 receptions for 144 yards. (That projects him at 45 receptions and 383 yards.)

Tight End David Sloan has 15 receptions for 210 yards. That projects him near his career highs, at 40 receptions for 560 yards. The watermark for him is 47 receptions and 591 yards, set in 1999.

On the defensive side of the ball, rookie Shaun Rogers looks to have a monster rookie year. He has 44 total tackles, and 35 solo. That projects him at a whopping 117 total tackles and 93 solo at his current pace. He also is on pace for 5 sacks. He has 2 right now.

Chris Claiborne, which was recently moved to the middle after spending his whole career on the outside, is also projected near his career highs. He has 38 total tackles so far, with 28 solo. He also has 2 sacks. With that pace, his expected numbers are 101 total tackles, with 75 solo, and 5 sacks. His previous highs in tackles were set in 2000, with 104 total and 77 solo. Claiborne has already surpassed his sack high, which was previously 1.5, set in '99.

Robert Porcher is on pace for 59 tackles, all solo, with 22 so far. He has 5 sacks so far, which puts him at an expected number of 13. His current high is 15.5, which was set in '99.

Ron Rice is also on pace to tie is career high in interceptions, with 5. He set that in 1999.

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