NFL Single Game Adjusted Yards per Pass Attempt Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player AY/A Tm Boxscore
1Earl Morrall25.07NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 17, 1965
2Len Dawson+23.87KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, September 7, 1963
3Craig Morton23.76DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
4Milt Plum23.43CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 2, 1960
5Norm Van Brocklin+23.12RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, October 29, 1950
6Steve Grogan23.06NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 9, 1979
7Johnny Unitas+22.50BALBaltimore Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 12, 1967
8James Harris22.40RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 20, 1974
9Johnny Unitas+21.88BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
10Craig Morton21.56DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, September 27, 1981
11Fran Tarkenton+21.11NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 25, 1970
12Jay Schroeder20.93RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
13Roger Staubach+20.86DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1971
14Steve Young+20.67SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots, October 22, 1989
15Daryle Lamonica20.65OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 21, 1969
16Drew Brees20.48NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, November 30, 2009
17Joe Namath+20.39NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
18Charley Johnson20.26STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, September 26, 1965
19John Brodie20.11SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
20Dave Krieg20.00SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 24, 1983
21Tony Banks19.94STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 15, 1996
22Chad Pennington19.93NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
23Jim Kelly+19.88BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 1, 1989
24John Hadl19.78SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
25Jim McMahon19.73CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
26Len Dawson+19.71DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, November 18, 1962
27Steve Bartkowski19.62ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Houston Oilers, September 23, 1984
28Kurt Warner19.53STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 24, 2000
29Nick Foles19.50PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders, November 3, 2013
30Norm Van Brocklin+19.40RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, November 16, 1952
31Len Dawson+19.36KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, November 13, 1966
32Peyton Manning19.35INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 9, 2007
Alex Smith19.35KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 15, 2013
34Ben Roethlisberger19.31PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 5, 2007
35Marcus Mariota19.27TENTennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 13, 2015
36Dick Shiner19.13ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, September 16, 1973
37Don Meredith19.08DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 18, 1966
38Dick Jamieson19.06NYTNew York Titans vs. Houston Oilers, October 23, 1960
39Ryan Tannehill19.05MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans, October 25, 2015
40Steve Grogan19.00NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, October 29, 1978
Don Meredith19.00DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 9, 1966
Fran Tarkenton+19.00NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, September 29, 1968
43Tom Brady18.96NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, October 21, 2007
44Tobin Rote18.95DETDetroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns, December 29, 1957
45Bob Griese+18.93MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, October 17, 1971
46Warren Rabb18.88BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
Al Woodall18.88NYJNew York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 15, 1970
48Steve Young+18.87SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions, December 19, 1993
49Dan Fouts+18.83SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 26, 1976
50Lynn Dickey18.80GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 2, 1983
Matt Schaub18.80HOUHouston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 13, 2011
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