NFL Single Game Net Yards per Pass Attempt Leaders

Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. 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 NY/A Tm Boxscore
1Milt Plum22.00CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 2, 1960
2Craig Morton20.53DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
3Earl Morrall19.73NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 17, 1965
4Len Dawson+18.53KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, September 7, 1963
5Johnny Unitas+18.50BALBaltimore Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 12, 1967
6James Harris18.40RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 20, 1974
7Len Dawson+18.29KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, November 13, 1966
8John Hadl17.83SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
9Joe Namath+17.71NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
10Steve Grogan17.50NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 9, 1979
11John Brodie16.95SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
12Johnny Unitas+16.88BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
13Ken Anderson16.75CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 29, 1978
14Bob Griese+16.57MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 14, 1971
Roger Staubach+16.57DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1971
16Fran Tarkenton+16.50NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, September 29, 1968
17Charley Johnson16.45DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 21, 1975
18Warren Rabb16.38BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
19Charley Johnson16.32STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, September 26, 1965
20Sonny Jurgensen+16.29PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 25, 1962
21Marc Wilson16.26RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 7, 1984
22Daryle Lamonica16.24OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 21, 1969
23Lynn Dickey16.19GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 2, 1983
24Len Dawson+16.18DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, November 18, 1962
25Tony Banks16.17STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 15, 1996
26Chris Chandler16.00ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, September 23, 2001
Craig Morton16.00DALDallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 22, 1967
Bart Starr+16.00GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
29Ed Brown15.86CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 9, 1960
Dan Fouts+15.86SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 3, 1974
31Craig Morton15.79DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
32Jim McMahon15.73CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
33Johnny Unitas+15.67BALBaltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions, November 10, 1963
34Johnny Unitas+15.64BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 8, 1963
35Jay Schroeder15.60RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
36Fran Tarkenton+15.56NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 25, 1970
37Len Dawson+15.47KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, November 21, 1971
Jeff Hostetler15.47RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, January 9, 1994
39Jim Kelly+15.40BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, September 27, 1992
40Steve Young+15.39SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions, December 19, 1993
41Al Woodall15.35NYJNew York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 15, 1970
42Dick Jamieson15.31NYTNew York Titans vs. Houston Oilers, October 23, 1960
43Drew Brees15.29NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, November 30, 2009
44Sonny Jurgensen+15.26PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 26, 1961
45Jeff Garcia15.19TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints, September 16, 2007
46Ken Stabler+15.18HOUHouston Oilers vs. New England Patriots, November 10, 1980
47Earl Morrall15.17NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 11, 1966
48Bob Griese+15.16MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, November 2, 1975
49Don Meredith15.15DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 9, 1966
50Dick Shiner15.13ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, September 16, 1973
51Dennis Shaw15.10BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, October 4, 1970
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