NFL Single Game Playoffs Punt Return Yards Leaders

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 Yds Tm Boxscore
1Allen Rossum152ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
2Anthony Carter143MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, January 3, 1988
3Bob Hayes+141DALDallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns, December 24, 1967
4Desmond Howard117GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1997
5Reggie Bush109NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 16, 2010
DeSean Jackson109PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 4, 2009
7Charley Trippi+102CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
8Bosh Pritchard101PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 21, 1947
9Jermaine Lewis99BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 20, 2002
10Jim Cason98SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Yankees, December 4, 1949
11Theo Bell91PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Oilers, January 7, 1979
12Trindon Holliday90DENDenver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 12, 2013
Desmond Howard90GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1997
14Butch Byrd87BUFBuffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers, December 26, 1965
15Nate Burleson84SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins, January 5, 2008
Carl Roaches84HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 28, 1980
17Santana Moss83NYJNew York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 15, 2005
18James Jones81DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
Hugh Gallarneau81CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, December 14, 1941
20Troy Brown80NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 27, 2002
21George McAfee+79CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 17, 1950
Darrien Gordon79DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
23Will Blackwell78PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1998
24Jahine Arnold77PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 29, 1996
Antwaan Randle El77PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, January 5, 2003
26Santonio Holmes73PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers, January 11, 2009
27Dave Meggett72NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
Az-Zahir Hakim72STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 16, 2000
Vitamin Smith72RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, December 21, 1952
Darren Sproles72SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 3, 2009
Antonio Freeman72GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 31, 1995
Reggie Barlow72JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
33Leroy Kelly+71CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, December 26, 1971
Julian Edelman71NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
Jackie Wallace71RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 31, 1978
36Brian Mitchell70WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 2, 1993
Dennis Northcutt70CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 2003
Russell Copeland70BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Derrick Mason70TENTennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 3, 2004
Kyle Williams70SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 22, 2012
41Bruce Taylor69SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 27, 1970
John Sciarra69PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
Dana McLemore69SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, January 6, 1985
44Jalen Richard68OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans, January 7, 2017
45Keith Molesworth67CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, December 9, 1934
Eddie Brown67RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 6, 1980
47Eric Decker66DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, January 12, 2014
Jeff Ogden66MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, January 6, 2001
Ken Strong+66NYGNew York Giants vs. Chicago Bears, December 9, 1934
Bobby Joe Edmonds66SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers, January 3, 1988
51Gerald McNeil65CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
Kurt Sohn65NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, January 23, 1983
Troy Edwards65PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 20, 2002
Jim Leonhard65BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 18, 2009
Rufus Bess65MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 9, 1983
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