NFL Single Game Playoffs Rushing 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
1Eric Dickerson+248RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
2Lamar Smith209MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
3Keith Lincoln206SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
4Timmy Smith204WASWashington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, January 31, 1988
5Lawrence McCutcheon202RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
Freeman McNeil202NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 9, 1983
7Ryan Grant201GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 12, 2008
8Terrell Davis199DENDenver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins, January 9, 1999
9Steve Van Buren+196PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
10Wilbert Montgomery194PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
11Marcus Allen+191RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins, January 22, 1984
12Thurman Thomas+186BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
13John Riggins+185WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 15, 1983
14Terrell Davis184DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
15Colin Kaepernick181SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 12, 2013
16Priest Holmes176KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2004
17Natrone Means175JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
18Cedric Benson169CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, January 9, 2010
Barry Sanders+169DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 8, 1994
20Terrell Davis167DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
21Curtis Martin+166NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
John Riggins+166WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
LeGarrette Blount166NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
24Paul Lowe165LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Oilers, January 1, 1961
25Eddie George162TENTennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 16, 2000
Fred Taylor162JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
27Earnest Byner161CLECleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins, January 4, 1986
Rob Carpenter161NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Rodney Hampton161NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
30Tony Dorsett+160DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
31Elmer Angsman159CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
Marshall Faulk+159STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Joe Morris159NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1987
Ray Rice159BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, January 10, 2010
35Eric Dickerson+158RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins, December 28, 1986
Charlie Garner158OAKOakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, January 12, 2002
Franco Harris+158PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
Thurman Thomas+158BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, December 30, 1995
39Terrell Davis157DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
Marshawn Lynch157SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, January 18, 2015
41Ahman Green156GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2004
42Marcus Allen+154RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 1984
43Franco Harris+153PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 27, 1975
Arian Foster153HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 7, 2012
45DeShaun Foster151CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, January 8, 2006
46Emmitt Smith+150DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
47Felix Jones148DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 9, 2010
LeGarrette Blount148NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
49Zack Crockett147INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, December 31, 1995
50Willie Parker146PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers, January 11, 2009
51Larry Csonka+145MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 13, 1974
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