NFL Single Game Points Scored Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Pts Tm Boxscore
1Gale Sayers+36CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 12, 1965
2Paul Hornung+33GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, October 8, 1961
3Paul Hornung+30GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 12, 1965
Cookie Gilchrist30BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, December 8, 1963
Jamaal Charles30KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 15, 2013
Billy Cannon30HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Titans, December 10, 1961
James Stewart30JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 1997
Shaun Alexander30SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 29, 2002
Clinton Portis30DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 7, 2003
Jerry Rice+30SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 14, 1990
Ricky Watters30SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
Abner Haynes30DTXDallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, November 26, 1961
Kellen Winslow+30SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 22, 1981
14Paul Hornung+28GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 16, 1962
Gino Cappelletti28BOSBoston Patriots vs. Houston Oilers, December 18, 1965
16George Blanda+26HOUHouston Oilers vs. Los Angeles Chargers, September 18, 1960
Rob Bironas26TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, October 21, 2007
18Jay Feely25ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, December 12, 2010
19LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 19, 2006
Terdell Middleton24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 15, 1978
Danny Woodhead24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, December 20, 2015
Sterling Sharpe24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 1994
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 12, 2006
Jim Brown+24CLECleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 18, 1962
Rodney Hampton24NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, September 24, 1995
Willis McGahee24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 28, 2004
Fred Taylor24JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 19, 2000
Priest Holmes24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns, September 8, 2002
Leroy Kelly+24CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Giants, December 1, 1968
Jim Brown+24CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1965
Dave Williams24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, November 2, 1969
Thurman Thomas+24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams, September 6, 1992
Marcus Robinson24BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 23, 2003
Jonas Gray24NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2014
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 14, 2007
Priest Holmes24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Eric Dickerson+24INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, October 31, 1988
Steven Jackson24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 31, 2006
Daryl Turner24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 15, 1985
Clarence Williams24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, September 16, 1979
Art Powell24OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 22, 1963
Marshall Faulk+24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 10, 2000
Marshall Faulk+24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 18, 2000
Jerry Butler24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
Shaun Alexander24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 25, 2005
Shaun Alexander24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans, October 16, 2005
Joseph Addai24INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 26, 2006
Wesley Walker24NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 1986
Lance Alworth+24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 1968
Lydell Mitchell24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, October 12, 1975
Marshall Faulk+24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 29, 2000
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, November 6, 2005
Jim Brown+24CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 15, 2006
Curt Warner24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 11, 1988
Chuck Muncie24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 29, 1981
John David Crow24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1962
Dick James24WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 17, 1961
Doug Martin24TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
Marshall Faulk+24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2001
Corey Dillon24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Ronald Moore24PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 5, 1993
Lorenzo White24HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 9, 1990
Barry Sanders+24DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 24, 1991
Emmitt Smith+24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Phoenix Cardinals, December 16, 1990
Randy Moss24NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, November 18, 2007
Lenny Moore+24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 16, 1960
Michael Turner24ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, November 23, 2008
Lenny Moore+24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 1, 1961
Wilbert Montgomery24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, September 10, 1978
Mike Ditka+24CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 13, 1963
Eric Decker24DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 1, 2013
Harvey Williams24OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, November 16, 1997
Wilbert Montgomery24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, October 7, 1979
Roy Jefferson24PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 3, 1968
Earnest Gray24NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 7, 1980
Irving Fryar24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1996
Az-Zahir Hakim24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 3, 1999
Ronnie Brown24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 2008
Frank Jackson24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 13, 1964
Clinton Portis24DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 15, 2002
Duane Thomas24DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 18, 1971
Calvin Hill24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
Ron Johnson24NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 1972
Frank Jackson24DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, December 10, 1961
Billy Kilmer24SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 15, 1961
Jamal Lewis24CLECleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 4, 2007
Gale Sayers+24CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 17, 1965
Emmitt Smith+24DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 4, 1995
Larry Brown24WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1973
Jerry Rice+24SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 14, 1993
Sterling Sharpe24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 24, 1993
Larry Kinnebrew24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 28, 1984
Terrell Owens24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 18, 2007
Brian Westbrook24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 27, 2008
Roy Green24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 13, 1983
Abner Haynes24DTXDallas Texans vs. Boston Patriots, September 8, 1962
Mike Anderson24DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, December 3, 2000
Mark Ingram24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 27, 1994
Jim Taylor+24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
Bob Hayes+24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
Jimmie Giles24TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1985
Chuck Foreman24MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, December 20, 1975
LeGarrette Blount24NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Darren McFadden24OAKOakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, October 24, 2010
Dan Reeves24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 5, 1967
Marvin Jones24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, October 27, 2013
Harold Jackson24RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 14, 1973
Ahmad Rashad24MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 2, 1979
Maurice Jones-Drew24JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 11, 2011
Jim Taylor+24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 1962
Jim Taylor+24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, November 4, 1962
Earl Campbell+24HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, November 20, 1978
Derrick Blaylock24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Bert Coan24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, October 23, 1966
Ben Hawkins24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 28, 1969
Joe Horn24NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, December 14, 2003
Marshall Faulk+24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 20, 2002
Larry Johnson24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 29, 2006
Marshawn Lynch24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, November 9, 2014
Isaac Bruce24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 10, 1999
Bobby Douglass24CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 4, 1973
DeAngelo Williams24CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, December 21, 2008
Roland Hooks24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 9, 1979
Paul Warfield+24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, December 15, 1973
O.J. Simpson+24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 1975
Donny Anderson24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 12, 1967
MacArthur Lane24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 18, 1970
Eric Metcalf24CLECleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Raiders, September 20, 1992
Wayne Morris24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, October 23, 1977
Reggie Bush24NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 3, 2006
DeAngelo Williams24CARCarolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 30, 2008
T.J. Duckett24ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders, December 12, 2004
Dorsey Levens24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 2, 2000
Marcus Allen+24RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, September 24, 1984
Don Beebe24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 8, 1991
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