NFL Single Game Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns 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 Rt Tm Boxscore
1Eddie Brown12WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1976
2Antonio Freeman11GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 14, 1996
Kyle Williams11SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 22, 2012
4Reggie Barlow10JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Desmond Howard10GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1997
Gerald McNeil10CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
7Nate Burleson9SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears, January 14, 2007
Russell Copeland9BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Ron Fellows9DALDallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 9, 1983
Dave Meggett9NWENew England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers, January 26, 1997
Glyn Milburn9DENDenver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Raiders, January 9, 1994
David Palmer9MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 3, 1998
Carl Roaches9HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 28, 1980
Vai Sikahema9PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 10, 1993
Jacoby Jones9BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, January 10, 2015
16Leon Bright8NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 3, 1982
James Brooks8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 16, 1983
Antonio Brown8PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers, February 6, 2011
Nate Burleson8SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 6, 2007
Nate Burleson8SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins, January 5, 2008
Jim Cason8SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Yankees, December 4, 1949
Andre Coleman8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 29, 1995
Troy Edwards8PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 27, 2002
Henry Ellard8RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins, January 1, 1984
Mel Gray8DETDetroit Lions vs. Washington Redskins, January 12, 1992
Butch Johnson8DALDallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 30, 1978
James Jones8DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
Delvin Joyce8NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 5, 2003
Marcus Knight8OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 26, 2003
Michael Lewis8NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears, January 21, 2007
Marc Logan8MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, January 12, 1991
Derrick Mason8TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
R.W. McQuarters8SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 3, 1999
Eric Metcalf8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, December 31, 1995
Brian Mitchell8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Rams, January 27, 2002
Brian Mitchell8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 19, 2003
Mike Nelms8WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
Eddie Payton8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 3, 1981
Roell Preston8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 3, 1999
Allen Rossum8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2003
Cory Ross8BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 13, 2007
T.J. Rushing8INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, January 13, 2008
Jim Smith8PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 24, 1977
Brandon Tate8CINCincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers, January 5, 2014
45Jahine Arnold7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 29, 1996
Michael Bates7DALDallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers, January 3, 2004
Don Bingham7CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, December 30, 1956
Will Blackwell7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1998
Reggie Brown7ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1983
Bobby Joe Edmonds7SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers, January 3, 1988
Bobby Joe Edmonds7SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 31, 1988
Rich Ellender7HOUHouston Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 6, 1980
Ron Gardin7BALBaltimore Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 26, 1970
Dante Hall7KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2004
Dino Hall7CLECleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders, January 4, 1981
Bruce Harper7NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, December 27, 1981
Wally Henry7PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears, December 23, 1979
Wally Henry7PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 29, 1979
Darick Holmes7BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 6, 1996
Jermaine Lewis7BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 20, 2002
Reno Mahe7PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, January 7, 2007
Kelvin Martin7DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, January 31, 1993
Fred McAfee7NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 6, 2001
Phil McConkey7NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1987
Dana McLemore7SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, January 8, 1984
Gerald McNeil7CLECleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos, January 11, 1987
Gerald McNeil7CLECleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos, January 17, 1988
Dave Meggett7NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 20, 1991
Dave Meggett7NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
Glyn Milburn7DETDetroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 28, 1997
Chad Morton7NYGNew York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers, January 8, 2006
Mike Nelms7WASWashington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, December 30, 1984
David Palmer7MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 28, 1996
Greg Pruitt7RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
Antwaan Randle El7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 23, 2005
Del Rodgers7GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 16, 1983
Charlie Rogers7SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins, January 9, 2000
Allen Rossum7ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
Noland Smith7KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 22, 1968
Kurt Sohn7NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, January 23, 1983
Darren Sproles7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New England Patriots, January 20, 2008
Darren Sproles7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 3, 2009
Darren Sproles7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 11, 2009
Stephen Starring7NWENew England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears, January 26, 1986
Robert Tate7MINMinnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, January 16, 2000
Zach Thomas7DENDenver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 24, 1983
David Verser7CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, January 9, 1983
Fulton Walker7MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 31, 1983
Fulton Walker7RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. New England Patriots, January 5, 1986
Terrence Wilkins7INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, January 16, 2000
Terrence Wilkins7INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, January 21, 2007
Terrence Wilkins7INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears, February 4, 2007
Kevin Williams7DALDallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 15, 1995
Kevin Williams7BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans, January 8, 2000
Jacoby Jones7BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, February 3, 2013
Quintin Demps7KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 4, 2014
Darren Sproles7NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 4, 2014
Josh Cribbs7INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 4, 2015
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