NFL Passing Yards Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Tm Boxscore
1Norm Van Brocklin+554RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New York Yanks, September 28, 1951
2Warren Moon+527HOUHouston Oilers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 16, 1990
Matt Schaub527HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
4Ben Roethlisberger522PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 26, 2014
Boomer Esiason522ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, November 10, 1996
6Dan Marino+521MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, October 23, 1988
7Matthew Stafford520DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 1, 2012
8Tom Brady517NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, September 12, 2011
9Phil Simms513NYGNew York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 13, 1985
Derek Carr513OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 30, 2016
11Eli Manning510NYGNew York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 16, 2012
Drew Brees510NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 19, 2006
13Vince Ferragamo509RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, December 26, 1982
14Tony Romo506DALDallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos, October 6, 2013
15Drew Brees505NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, November 1, 2015
Y.A. Tittle+505NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1962
17Elvis Grbac504KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 5, 2000
18Matt Ryan503ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, October 2, 2016
Ben Roethlisberger503PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers, December 20, 2009
Philip Rivers503SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 18, 2015
21Jake Plummer499DENDenver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 31, 2004
22Matt Schaub497HOUHouston Texans vs. Washington Redskins, September 19, 2010
23Joe Namath+496NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
24Billy Volek492TENTennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders, December 19, 2004
25Boomer Esiason490CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 7, 1990
Tommy Kramer490MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins, November 2, 1986
27Bernie Kosar489CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
28Matthew Stafford488DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
29Doug Williams486TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 16, 1980
30Kurt Warner+484ARIArizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 25, 2007
31Vinny Testaverde481NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 24, 2000
32Aaron Rodgers480GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, September 15, 2013
Matt Flynn480GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, January 1, 2012
34Ken O'Brien479NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 1986
Peyton Manning479DENDenver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 5, 2014
36Joe Montana+476SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 14, 1990
Kyle Orton476DENDenver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, September 26, 2010
38Tommy Maddox473PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 10, 2002
Dan Marino+473MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 4, 1994
40Peyton Manning472INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 31, 2004
Kurt Warner+472ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets, September 28, 2008
42Brad Johnson471WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 26, 1999
43Dan Marino+470MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 2, 1984
44Matt Cassel469KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, November 14, 2010
Vinny Testaverde469TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 16, 1988
46Johnny Lujack468CHIChicago Bears vs. Chicago Cardinals, December 11, 1949
Neil Lomax468STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, December 16, 1984
48Tom Brady466NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, September 20, 2015
Billy Wade466CHIChicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 18, 1962
Drew Brees466NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2012
Tom Brady466NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
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