NFL Passes Completed Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Cmp Tm Boxscore
1Drew Bledsoe45NWENew England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 13, 1994
2Tom Brady43NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
Philip Rivers43SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 18, 2015
Matt Schaub43HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
Rich Gannon43OAKOakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 15, 2002
6Richard Todd42NYJNew York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 21, 1980
Vinny Testaverde42NYJNew York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 6, 1998
8Eli Manning41NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 11, 2015
Warren Moon+41HOUHouston Oilers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 10, 1991
Tony Romo41DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 6, 2009
Kirk Cousins41WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 2016
12Phil Simms40NYGNew York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 13, 1985
Colt McCoy40CLECleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, October 2, 2011
Marc Bulger40STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New York Giants, October 2, 2005
Billy Volek40TENTennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders, December 19, 2004
Kurt Warner+40ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets, September 28, 2008
Drew Brees40NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 14, 2012
Ken Anderson40CINCincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers, December 20, 1982
Ben Roethlisberger40PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 26, 2014
Ben Roethlisberger40PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 20, 2015
Peyton Manning40INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, September 12, 2010
Derek Carr40OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 30, 2016
Brad Johnson40TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, November 18, 2001
24Drew Brees39NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos, September 21, 2008
Carson Palmer39OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 4, 2012
Peyton Manning39DENDenver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans, December 8, 2013
Aaron Rodgers39GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, October 20, 2016
Dan Marino+39MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, November 16, 1986
Drew Brees39NORNew Orleans Saints vs. St. Louis Rams, December 15, 2013
Drew Brees39NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 2011
Matt Hasselbeck39SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, November 8, 2009
David Carr39HOUHouston Texans vs. New York Jets, November 26, 2006
Tom Brady39NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, September 14, 2009
Elvis Grbac39KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 5, 2000
Tom Brady39NWENew England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 22, 2002
Drew Brees39NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, November 1, 2015
Billy Volek39TENTennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers, October 3, 2004
Drew Bledsoe39NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 16, 1995
39Tom Brady38NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, September 20, 2015
Tommy Kramer38MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, November 29, 1981
Joe Ferguson38BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, October 9, 1983
Tim Rattay38SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 10, 2004
Eli Manning38NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 22, 2016
Dan Marino+38MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 1997
Philip Rivers38SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 25, 2015
Tommy Kramer38MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns, December 14, 1980
Kyle Orton38BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, December 7, 2014
Tom Brady38NWENew England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions, November 23, 2014
Ben Roethlisberger38PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, November 5, 2006
Peyton Manning38INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, November 21, 2010
Brian Griese38TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, September 21, 2008
Kirk Cousins38WASWashington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 30, 2016
Matt Schaub38HOUHouston Texans vs. Washington Redskins, September 19, 2010
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