NFL Single Game Points Scored Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Pts Tm Boxscore
1Gale Sayers36CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 12, 1965
2Paul Hornung33GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, October 8, 1961
3Jamaal Charles30KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 15, 2013
Shaun Alexander30SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 29, 2002
Cookie Gilchrist30BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, December 8, 1963
Ricky Watters30SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
Jerry Rice30SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 14, 1990
Paul Hornung30GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 12, 1965
Abner Haynes30DTXDallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, November 26, 1961
Clinton Portis30DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 7, 2003
James Stewart30JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 1997
Billy Cannon30HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Titans, December 10, 1961
Kellen Winslow30SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 22, 1981
14Paul Hornung28GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 16, 1962
Gino Cappelletti28BOSBoston Patriots vs. Houston Oilers, December 18, 1965
16Rob Bironas26TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, October 21, 2007
George Blanda26HOUHouston Oilers vs. Los Angeles Chargers, September 18, 1960
18Jay Feely25ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, December 12, 2010
19Roy Jefferson24PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 3, 1968
Clarence Williams24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, September 16, 1979
Sterling Sharpe24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 24, 1993
Dan Reeves24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 5, 1967
Ron Johnson24NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 1972
Frank Jackson24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 13, 1964
Mike Anderson24DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, December 3, 2000
DeAngelo Williams24CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, December 21, 2008
Curt Warner24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 11, 1988
Darren McFadden24OAKOakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, October 24, 2010
Ahmad Rashad24MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 2, 1979
Thurman Thomas24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams, September 6, 1992
Larry Brown24WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1973
Wesley Walker24NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 1986
Jonas Gray24NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2014
Jerry Butler24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
Leroy Kelly24CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Giants, December 1, 1968
Doug Martin24TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets, November 6, 2005
Lenny Moore24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 1, 1961
Lenny Moore24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 16, 1960
Terdell Middleton24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 15, 1978
Donny Anderson24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 12, 1967
Jim Brown24CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1965
Ben Hawkins24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 28, 1969
Lorenzo White24HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 9, 1990
Daryl Turner24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, September 15, 1985
Emmitt Smith24DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 4, 1995
Clinton Portis24DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 15, 2002
Jimmie Giles24TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1985
Mark Ingram24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 27, 1994
Frank Jackson24DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, December 10, 1961
Jamal Lewis24CLECleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 4, 2007
Harvey Williams24OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, November 16, 1997
Mike Ditka24CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 13, 1963
Rodney Hampton24NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, September 24, 1995
Sterling Sharpe24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 24, 1994
Fred Taylor24JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 19, 2000
DeAngelo Williams24CARCarolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 30, 2008
Ronnie Brown24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 2008
Lydell Mitchell24BALBaltimore Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, October 12, 1975
Willis McGahee24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 28, 2004
Marshall Faulk24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 18, 2000
Larry Kinnebrew24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 28, 1984
Don Beebe24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 8, 1991
Gale Sayers24CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 17, 1965
Marshall Faulk24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 10, 2000
Priest Holmes24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns, September 8, 2002
Jim Taylor24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
Eric Metcalf24CLECleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Raiders, September 20, 1992
Harold Jackson24RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 14, 1973
Jim Taylor24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, November 4, 1962
Marshall Faulk24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 20, 2002
Chuck Foreman24MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, December 20, 1975
Randy Moss24NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, November 18, 2007
Marshawn Lynch24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, November 9, 2014
Duane Thomas24DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 18, 1971
Billy Kilmer24SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 15, 1961
Earnest Gray24NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 7, 1980
Bobby Douglass24CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 4, 1973
Marshall Faulk24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2001
LeGarrette Blount24NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Marshall Faulk24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 29, 2000
Brian Westbrook24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 27, 2008
Eric Decker24DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 1, 2013
John David Crow24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 16, 1962
Joseph Addai24INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 26, 2006
Joe Horn24NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, December 14, 2003
Ronald Moore24PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 5, 1993
MacArthur Lane24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 18, 1970
Paul Warfield24MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, December 15, 1973
Danny Woodhead24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, December 20, 2015
Eric Dickerson24INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, October 31, 1988
Corey Dillon24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Irving Fryar24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 1996
T.J. Duckett24ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders, December 12, 2004
Priest Holmes24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Jim Taylor24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 1962
Terrell Owens24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 18, 2007
Shaun Alexander24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 25, 2005
O.J. Simpson24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 1975
Isaac Bruce24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 10, 1999
Marcus Robinson24BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 23, 2003
Shaun Alexander24SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans, October 16, 2005
Bert Coan24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, October 23, 1966
Art Powell24OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 22, 1963
Bob Hayes24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
Jerry Rice24SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 14, 1993
Wilbert Montgomery24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, October 7, 1979
Steven Jackson24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 31, 2006
Calvin Hill24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
Chuck Muncie24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 29, 1981
Wayne Morris24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, October 23, 1977
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 19, 2006
Maurice Jones-Drew24JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 11, 2011
Derrick Blaylock24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Dave Williams24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, November 2, 1969
Dorsey Levens24GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 2, 2000
Jim Brown24CLECleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 18, 1962
Marvin Jones24CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, October 27, 2013
Reggie Bush24NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 3, 2006
Michael Turner24ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, November 23, 2008
Emmitt Smith24DALDallas Cowboys vs. Phoenix Cardinals, December 16, 1990
Dick James24WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 17, 1961
Barry Sanders24DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 24, 1991
Jim Brown24CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
Wilbert Montgomery24PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, September 10, 1978
Earl Campbell24HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, November 20, 1978
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 12, 2006
Abner Haynes24DTXDallas Texans vs. Boston Patriots, September 8, 1962
Az-Zahir Hakim24STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 3, 1999
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 14, 2007
LaDainian Tomlinson24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 15, 2006
Roland Hooks24BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 9, 1979
Marcus Allen24RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, September 24, 1984
Roy Green24STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 13, 1983
Lance Alworth24SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 1968
Larry Johnson24KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 29, 2006