NFL Single Game Touchdowns Leaders

Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1960 onward), all playoff games, and all 100 yard rushing/receiving or 300 yard passing games from 1940-1959.

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Leaders Table
Rank Player TD Tm Boxscore
1Gale Sayers+6CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 12, 1965
2Cookie Gilchrist5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, December 8, 1963
Clinton Portis5DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 7, 2003
James Stewart5JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 1997
Billy Cannon5HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Titans, December 10, 1961
Kellen Winslow+5SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 22, 1981
Paul Hornung+5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 12, 1965
Jerry Rice+5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 14, 1990
Shaun Alexander5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 29, 2002
Abner Haynes5DTXDallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, November 26, 1961
Ricky Watters5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
Jamaal Charles5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 15, 2013
13Willis McGahee4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 28, 2004
Darren McFadden4OAKOakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, October 24, 2010
LaDainian Tomlinson4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 12, 2006
Ronald Moore4PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 5, 1993
Don Beebe4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 8, 1991
Steven Jackson4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 31, 2006
Larry Johnson4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 29, 2006
Emmitt Smith+4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Phoenix Cardinals, December 16, 1990
Earnest Gray4NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 7, 1980
Dave Williams4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, November 2, 1969
Joe Horn4NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, December 14, 2003
Irving Fryar4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1996
Daryl Turner4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 15, 1985
Sterling Sharpe4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 1994
Jerry Rice+4SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 14, 1993
MacArthur Lane4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 18, 1970
Lance Alworth+4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 1968
Jamal Lewis4CLECleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 4, 2007
LaDainian Tomlinson4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 19, 2006
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 29, 2000
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2001
Jimmie Giles4TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1985
Wayne Morris4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, October 23, 1977
Eric Metcalf4CLECleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Raiders, September 20, 1992
Danny Woodhead4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, December 20, 2015
Isaac Bruce4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 10, 1999
LaDainian Tomlinson4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 14, 2007
Maurice Jones-Drew4JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 11, 2011
Clarence Williams4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, September 16, 1979
Dan Reeves4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 5, 1967
Ronnie Brown4MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 2008
Marcus Allen+4RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, September 24, 1984
Priest Holmes4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Jerry Butler4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 18, 2000
Ron Johnson4NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 1972
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 10, 2000
Thurman Thomas+4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams, September 6, 1992
O.J. Simpson+4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 1975
DeAngelo Williams4CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, December 21, 2008
Brian Westbrook4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 27, 2008
Shaun Alexander4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans, October 16, 2005
Terdell Middleton4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 15, 1978
Shaun Alexander4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 25, 2005
Reggie Bush4NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 3, 2006
Earl Campbell+4HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, November 20, 1978
Dick James4WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 17, 1961
Az-Zahir Hakim4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 3, 1999
Wesley Walker4NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 1986
Bert Coan4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, October 23, 1966
DeAngelo Williams4CARCarolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 30, 2008
Eric Decker4DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 1, 2013
Larry Kinnebrew4CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 28, 1984
Roland Hooks4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 9, 1979
Mike Anderson4DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, December 3, 2000
Bob Hayes+4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
Doug Martin4TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
Paul Warfield+4MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, December 15, 1973
Bobby Douglass4CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 4, 1973
Paul Hornung+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, October 8, 1961
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 1962
Derrick Blaylock4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Harold Jackson4RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 14, 1973
Rodney Hampton4NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, September 24, 1995
Art Powell4OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 22, 1963
Gale Sayers+4CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 17, 1965
Dorsey Levens4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 2, 2000
Mark Ingram4MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 27, 1994
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, November 4, 1962
Joseph Addai4INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 26, 2006
Clinton Portis4DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 15, 2002
Randy Moss4NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, November 18, 2007
Barry Sanders+4DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 24, 1991
Lydell Mitchell4BALBaltimore Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, October 12, 1975
Corey Dillon4CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Chuck Foreman4MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, December 20, 1975
Harvey Williams4OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, November 16, 1997
Michael Turner4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, November 23, 2008
Priest Holmes4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns, September 8, 2002
Donny Anderson4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 12, 1967
Duane Thomas4DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 18, 1971
T.J. Duckett4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders, December 12, 2004
Lenny Moore+4BALBaltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 16, 1960
Frank Jackson4DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, December 10, 1961
Billy Kilmer4SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 15, 1961
Curt Warner4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 11, 1988
Marshawn Lynch4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, November 9, 2014
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 18, 1962
Wilbert Montgomery4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, September 10, 1978
Abner Haynes4DTXDallas Texans vs. Boston Patriots, September 8, 1962
Ben Hawkins4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 28, 1969
LeGarrette Blount4NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
Fred Taylor4JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 19, 2000
Ahmad Rashad4MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 2, 1979
Mike Ditka+4CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 13, 1963
Frank Jackson4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 13, 1964
LaDainian Tomlinson4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, November 6, 2005
Marvin Jones4CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, October 27, 2013
Eric Dickerson+4INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, October 31, 1988
Sterling Sharpe4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 24, 1993
Lorenzo White4HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 9, 1990
Larry Brown4WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1973
LaDainian Tomlinson4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 15, 2006
Jonas Gray4NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2014
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 20, 2002
Chuck Muncie4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 29, 1981
Roy Green4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 13, 1983
Wilbert Montgomery4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, October 7, 1979
Emmitt Smith+4DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 4, 1995
Calvin Hill4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
Terrell Owens4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 18, 2007
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1965
Lenny Moore+4BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 1, 1961
Roy Jefferson4PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 3, 1968
John David Crow4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1962
Leroy Kelly+4CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Giants, December 1, 1968
Marcus Robinson4BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 23, 2003
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