NFL Single Game Yards per Rushing Attempt Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/A Tm Boxscore
1Maurice Jones-Drew22.1JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, November 1, 2009
2Colin Kaepernick21.6SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers, December 20, 2014
3Michael Vick17.3ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 1, 2002
4Paul Lowe17.1LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, October 28, 1960
5Napoleon Kaufman16.6OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, September 22, 1996
6Tim Biakabutuka16.5CARCarolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 26, 1999
7Johnny Morris16.3CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 16, 1960
8Elmer Angsman15.9CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
Fred Taylor15.9JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders, December 23, 2007
10Keith Lincoln15.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
11Fred Ford15.6LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. New York Titans, December 18, 1960
Jack Spikes15.6DTXDallas Texans vs. San Diego Chargers, September 10, 1961
Joe Webb15.6MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, December 11, 2011
14Randall Cunningham15.5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots, November 4, 1990
15Stump Mitchell15.4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 18, 1983
16Napoleon Kaufman15.3OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 19, 1999
17Leroy Harris15.2PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, November 25, 1979
18DeShawn Wynn15.1GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, December 28, 2008
Russell Wilson15.1SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, October 19, 2014
20Vinny Testaverde15.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 16, 1990
21Larry Johnson14.9KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans, December 13, 2004
Thomas Jones14.9TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 16, 2003
Michael Vick14.9ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
24Steve Grogan14.7NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, October 18, 1976
Kordell Stewart14.7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 11, 1998
Michael Turner14.7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 7, 2007
27Bo Jackson14.6RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 16, 1990
Kordell Stewart14.6PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers, December 22, 1996
Fred Taylor14.6JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 10, 2006
Brian Westbrook14.6PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 24, 2006
31Abner Haynes14.3DTXDallas Texans vs. New York Titans, November 24, 1960
Derrick Ward14.3NYGNew York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers, December 21, 2008
33Dick Bass14.1RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 3, 1961
Essex Johnson14.1CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 19, 1971
Michael Turner14.1SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 18, 2005
36Ron Dayne14.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 2005
Colin Kaepernick14.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 5, 2014
38Tiki Barber13.9NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 12, 2004
Ernie Green13.9CLECleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 1963
40Keith Lincoln13.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, September 30, 1962
Michael Vick13.8ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 2006
42Felix Jones13.7DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 20, 2009
43Napoleon Kaufman13.6OAKOakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 9, 1996
Terry Metcalf13.6STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, September 22, 1974
Jahvid Best13.6DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, October 10, 2011
46Wray Carlton13.5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Oilers, December 5, 1965
Willis McGahee13.5BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 20, 2008
Terdell Middleton13.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, October 1, 1978
49Barry Foster13.4PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 1991
Donovan McNabb13.4PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, October 28, 2002
51Charlie Garner13.3PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, October 8, 1995
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