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. San Francisco 49ers, January 8, 1984
John Riggins+36WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 22, 1983
9Emmitt Smith+35DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
10Franco Harris+34PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
Eric Dickerson+34RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
Shaun Alexander34SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 22, 2006
13Larry Csonka+33MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 13, 1974
Fred Taylor33JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Rob Carpenter33NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Barry Word33KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 28, 1991
Thurman Thomas+33BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Rodney Hampton33NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
19Thurman Thomas+32BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, January 12, 1991
Terrell Davis+32DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
Arian Foster32HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 5, 2013
22Natrone Means31JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
Marshall Faulk+31STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Terrell Davis+31DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
Lamar Miller31HOUHouston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, January 7, 2017
Chuck Foreman31MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 26, 1977
Freeman McNeil31NYJNew York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 28, 1986
Steve Van Buren+31PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
Jim Taylor+31GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, December 30, 1962
30Matt Snell30NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, January 12, 1969
Emmitt Smith+30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, January 30, 1994
Le'Veon Bell30PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 15, 2017
Jamal Lewis30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, December 31, 2000
LeGarrette Blount30NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
Larry Brown30WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 31, 1972
Duane Thomas30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, December 26, 1970
Ray Rice30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, February 3, 2013
Ray Rice30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, January 12, 2013
Terrell Davis+30DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
40Larry Csonka+29MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, December 30, 1973
Curt Warner29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins, December 31, 1983
Michael Pittman29TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 26, 2003
Dan Doornink29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 22, 1984
Ickey Woods29CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 1989
Le'Veon Bell29PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 2017
Eddie George29TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
Franco Harris+29PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 29, 1974
George Rogers29WASWashington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1986
Joe Morris29NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, January 11, 1987
Jamal Anderson29ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 9, 1999
Larry Brown29WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1973
Jamal Lewis29BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 2001
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