Watch: Ranking the amazing runs, throws, sacks of the 2018 NFL season

NFL Next Gen Stats provided a unique perspective on some of the most amazing plays of the 2018 season.

From the quickest time to record a sack (achieved by New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams) to the fastest speed clocked by a ball carrier (San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida took the honors), the numbers went way beyond the box scores.

Here are the 2018 regular-season leaders for several Next Gen categories:

Fastest speed clocked during a TD: running back

No. 1. 21.91 mph: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants, 78-yard run, Week 14

Fastest speed clocked during a TD catch: wide receiver

No. 1. 21.95 mph: Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs, 58-yard reception, Week 1

Fastest speed clocked during a TD run: quarterback

No. 1. 21.03 mph: Jeff Driskell, Cincinnati Bengals, 27-yard run, Week 10

No. 2. 20.60 mph: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills, 10-yard run, Week 3

  • No. 3. 19.43 mph: Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans, 2-yard run, Week 4

Fastest speed clocked during a TD catch: tight end

No. 1. 21.44 mph: Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins, 53-yard reception, Week 12

  • No. 2. 20.72 mph: Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans, 61-yard reception, Week 12

  • No. 3. 20.39 mph: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers, 85-yard reception, Week 14

Fastest speed clocked during a TD: defensive lineman

No. 1. 18.16 mph: Linval Joseph, Minnesota Vikings, 65-yard fumble recovery, Week 5

Fastest speed clocked during a TD: linebacker

No. 1. 20.09 mph: Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks, 98-yard pick-six

Fastest speed clocked during a TD: offensive lineman

No. 1. 12.97 mph: Taylor Decker, Detroit Lions, 11-yard reception, Week 13

Fastest speed clocked overall by a ball carrier

1. 22.09 mph: Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers, 33-yard run, Week 12

  • No. 2. 22.07 mph: Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings, 70-yard rush, Week 9

  • No. 3. 22.05 mph: Devin McCourty, New England Patriots, 84-yard pick-six, Week 8

Most air distance (point of release to point of catch) on a completed pass

No. 1. 63.9 yards: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills, to Zay Jones, Week 2

No. 2. 63.8 yards: Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns, to Breshad Perriman, Week 14

Longest attempt was an incompletion that covered 68.0 yards by Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, to Tyreek Hill

Longest run for shortest gain

1. 103.85 yards: Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers, 33-yard rushing TD, Week 9

Most yards scrambled before a TD pass

1. 46.8 yards: Sam Darnold, New York Jets, to Robby Anderson, Week 14

Tightest window for a TD pass

1. 0.15 yards: Case Keenum, Denver Broncos, to Jeff Heuerman, Week 9

Quickest to record a sack

1. 1.54 seconds: Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints, of Matt Ryan, Week 12