NFL Single Game Yards per Pass Attempt Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/A Tm Boxscore
1Milt Plum22.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 2, 1960
2Craig Morton20.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
3Earl Morrall19.7NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 17, 1965
4Tony Banks19.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 15, 1996
5Len Dawson+18.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, September 7, 1963
Johnny Unitas+18.5BALBaltimore Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 12, 1967
7James Harris18.4RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 20, 1974
8Len Dawson+18.3KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, November 13, 1966
9Lynn Dickey17.8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 2, 1983
John Hadl17.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
11Joe Namath+17.7NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
Kurt Warner17.7STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 24, 2000
13Steve Grogan17.5NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 9, 1979
14Chris Chandler17.4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, September 23, 2001
15Craig Morton17.1DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, September 27, 1981
16John Brodie16.9SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
Johnny Unitas+16.9BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
18Ken Anderson16.8CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 29, 1978
19Bob Griese+16.6MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 14, 1971
Roger Staubach+16.6DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1971
21Charley Johnson16.5DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 21, 1975
Fran Tarkenton+16.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, September 29, 1968
23Jim Kelly+16.4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 1, 1989
Warren Rabb16.4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
25Charley Johnson16.3STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, September 26, 1965
Sonny Jurgensen+16.3PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 25, 1962
Marc Wilson16.3RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 7, 1984
28Len Dawson+16.2DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, November 18, 1962
Daryle Lamonica16.2OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 21, 1969
30Drew Brees16.1NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, November 30, 2009
Billy Joe Tolliver16.1NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 14, 1999
Matt Schaub16.1HOUHouston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 13, 2011
33Craig Morton16.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 22, 1967
Bart Starr+16.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
35Ed Brown15.9CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 9, 1960
Dan Fouts+15.9SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 3, 1974
Warren Moon+15.9HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, September 8, 1985
38Steve DeBerg15.8KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, December 2, 1990
Craig Morton15.8DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
40Jim McMahon15.7CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
Craig Morton15.7DENDenver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions, October 11, 1981
Johnny Unitas+15.7BALBaltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions, November 10, 1963
43Steve McNair15.6TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, October 12, 2003
Chad Pennington15.6NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
Jay Schroeder15.6RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
Fran Tarkenton+15.6NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 25, 1970
Johnny Unitas+15.6BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 8, 1963
48Len Dawson+15.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, November 21, 1971
Jeff Hostetler15.5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, January 9, 1994
Mike Tomczak15.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers, December 24, 1994
51Jim Kelly+15.4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, September 27, 1992
Al Woodall15.4NYJNew York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 15, 1970
Steve Young+15.4SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions, December 19, 1993
Kellen Clemens15.4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 10, 2013