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
5Steve Grogan23.06NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 9, 1979
6Johnny Unitas+22.50BALBaltimore Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 12, 1967
7James Harris22.40RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 20, 1974
8Johnny Unitas+21.88BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
9Craig Morton21.56DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, September 27, 1981
10Fran Tarkenton+21.11NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 25, 1970
11Jay Schroeder20.93RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
12Roger Staubach+20.86DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1971
13Steve Young+20.67SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots, October 22, 1989
14Daryle Lamonica20.65OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 21, 1969
15Drew Brees20.48NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, November 30, 2009
16Joe Namath+20.39NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
17Charley Johnson20.26STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, September 26, 1965
18John Brodie20.11SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
19Dave Krieg20.00SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 24, 1983
20Tony Banks19.94STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 15, 1996
21Chad Pennington19.93NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
22Jim Kelly+19.88BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 1, 1989
23John Hadl19.78SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
24Jim McMahon19.73CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
25Len Dawson+19.71DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, November 18, 1962
26Steve Bartkowski19.62ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Houston Oilers, September 23, 1984
27Kurt Warner19.53STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 24, 2000
28Nick Foles19.50PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders, November 3, 2013
29Len Dawson+19.36KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, November 13, 1966
30Peyton Manning19.35INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 9, 2007
Alex Smith19.35KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 15, 2013
32Ben Roethlisberger19.31PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 5, 2007
33Marcus Mariota19.27TENTennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 13, 2015
34Dick Shiner19.13ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, September 16, 1973
35Don Meredith19.08DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 18, 1966
36Dick Jamieson19.06NYTNew York Titans vs. Houston Oilers, October 23, 1960
37Ryan Tannehill19.05MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans, October 25, 2015
38Steve 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
41Tom Brady18.96NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, October 21, 2007
42Tobin Rote18.95DETDetroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns, December 29, 1957
43Bob Griese+18.93MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, October 17, 1971
44Warren Rabb18.88BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
Al Woodall18.88NYJNew York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 15, 1970
46Steve Young+18.87SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions, December 19, 1993
47Dan Fouts+18.83SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 26, 1976
48Lynn Dickey18.80GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 2, 1983
Matt Schaub18.80HOUHouston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 13, 2011
50Kyle Orton18.71BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, October 26, 2014
51Robert Griffin18.67WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 18, 2012
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