NFL Single Game Touches Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Touch Tm Boxscore
1LaDainian Tomlinson48SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 2002
James Wilder48TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 30, 1983
3James Wilder47TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, September 30, 1984
Terrell Davis47DENDenver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills, October 26, 1997
5Gerald Riggs46ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 17, 1985
6Rudi Johnson45CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, November 9, 2003
Jamie Morris45WASWashington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 17, 1988
Ricky Williams45MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, September 21, 2003
9Rodney Hampton44NYGNew York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, September 19, 1993
LaDainian Tomlinson44SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 20, 2002
Jerome Bettis+44RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, January 2, 1994
12Ricky Williams43NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns, October 31, 1999
Gerald Riggs43ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, December 22, 1985
Natrone Means43SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 11, 1998
Butch Woolfolk43NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 20, 1983
Lamar Smith43MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
17Lydell Mitchell42BALBaltimore Colts vs. New York Jets, October 20, 1974
Curtis Martin+42NYJNew York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 7, 1999
Curtis Martin+42NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 14, 1997
Johnny Hector42NYJNew York Jets vs. New England Patriots, October 12, 1986
Nick Goings42CARCarolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints, December 5, 2004
Edgerrin James42INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets, November 16, 2003
Curtis Martin+42NYJNew York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 10, 1999
Earl Campbell+42HOUHouston Oilers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 11, 1981
Emmitt Smith+42DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, January 2, 1994
26Jerome Harrison41CLECleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders, December 27, 2009
Pete Johnson41CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 4, 1983
Terdell Middleton41GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 26, 1978
Ricky Williams41NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, October 15, 2000
Larry Johnson41KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 29, 2006
Thurman Thomas+41BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 8, 1992
Franco Harris+41PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 25, 1979
Billy Sims41DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, November 20, 1983
Adrian Murrell41NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 28, 1997
Franco Harris+41PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 17, 1976
Corey Dillon41CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
DeMarco Murray41DALDallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears, December 4, 2014
Jamie Morris41WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 12, 1989
Ron Johnson41NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 2, 1972
Walter Payton+41CHIChicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills, October 7, 1979
Walter Payton+41CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 20, 1977
42Errict Rhett40TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, December 4, 1994
James Wilder40TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Jets, December 16, 1984
Jay Graham40BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 16, 1997
Curtis Martin+40NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, October 4, 1998
Shaun Alexander40SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, November 27, 2006
James Allen40CHIChicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, December 10, 2000
Barry Sanders+40DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 19, 1994
Arian Foster40HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 5, 2013
Walter Payton+40CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, September 2, 1979
Lawrence McCutcheon40RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
Tiki Barber40NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 2002
Walter Payton+40CHIChicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 26, 1981
Wayne Morris40STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, November 19, 1978