NFL Single Game Playoffs Rushing Attempts 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 Att Tm Boxscore
1Lamar Smith40MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
2Ricky Bell38TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 29, 1979
John Riggins+38WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
4Lawrence McCutcheon37RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
John Riggins+37WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 15, 1983
6Curtis Martin+36NYJNew York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 10, 1999
John Riggins+36WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 22, 1983
John Riggins+36WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 8, 1984
9Emmitt Smith+35DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
10Shaun Alexander34SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 22, 2006
Eric Dickerson+34RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
Franco Harris+34PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
13Rob Carpenter33NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Larry Csonka+33MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 13, 1974
Rodney Hampton33NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
Fred Taylor33JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Thurman Thomas+33BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Barry Word33KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 28, 1991
19Terrell Davis32DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
Thurman Thomas+32BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, January 12, 1991
Arian Foster32HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 5, 2013
22Terrell Davis31DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
Marshall Faulk+31STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Chuck Foreman31MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 26, 1977
Freeman McNeil31NYJNew York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 28, 1986
Natrone Means31JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
Jim Taylor+31GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, December 30, 1962
Steve Van Buren+31PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
29Larry Brown30WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 31, 1972
Terrell Davis30DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
Jamal Lewis30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, December 31, 2000
Emmitt Smith+30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, January 30, 1994
Matt Snell30NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, January 12, 1969
Duane Thomas30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, December 26, 1970
Ray Rice30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, January 12, 2013
Ray Rice30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, February 3, 2013
LeGarrette Blount30NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
38Jamal Anderson29ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 9, 1999
Larry Brown29WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1973
Larry Csonka+29MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, December 30, 1973
Dan Doornink29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 22, 1984
Eddie George29TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
Franco Harris+29PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 29, 1974
Jamal Lewis29BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 2001
Joe Morris29NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, January 11, 1987
Michael Pittman29TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 26, 2003
George Rogers29WASWashington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1986
Curt Warner29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins, December 31, 1983
Ickey Woods29CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 1989
50Eddie George28TENTennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams, January 30, 2000
Franco Harris+28PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 24, 1977
Joe Morris28NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 29, 1985
George Rogers28WASWashington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, January 3, 1987
Robert Smith28MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 9, 2000
Wendell Tyler28RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 6, 1980
Marshawn Lynch28SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints, January 11, 2014
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