NFL Single Game Yards From Scrimmage Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player YScm Tm Boxscore
1Flipper Anderson336RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 1989
2Billy Cannon330HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Titans, December 10, 1961
3Keith Lincoln329SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
Calvin Johnson329DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
5Adrian Peterson315MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers, November 4, 2007
6Stephone Paige309KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 22, 1985
7Priest Holmes307KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 24, 2002
8Antonio Brown306PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 2015
9Julio Jones300ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, October 2, 2016
10Jerry Rice+299SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
11Jerome Harrison298CLECleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 20, 2009
12Jamal Lewis295BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, September 14, 2003
13Herschel Walker292DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 14, 1986
14Jimmy Smith291JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 10, 2000
15Jim Brown+289CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
16Terrell Owens288SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, December 17, 2000
Jamaal Charles288KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints, September 23, 2012
18John Taylor286SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 11, 1989
Marshall Faulk+286STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 15, 2000
20Chris Johnson284TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, September 20, 2009
21Walter Payton+281CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 20, 1977
22Delvin Williams279SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, November 7, 1976
23Corey Dillon278CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos, October 22, 2000
24Priest Holmes277KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 9, 2001
25Corey Dillon276CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Tiki Barber276NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 2002
Ollie Matson+276CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1954
28Andre Johnson273HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
Shaun Alexander273SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, November 11, 2001
O.J. Simpson+273BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, November 25, 1976
31Charley Hennigan272HOUHouston Oilers vs. Boston Patriots, October 13, 1961
Doug Martin272TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
33LaDainian Tomlinson271SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 2002
34Del Shofner269NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1962
35Thurman Thomas+268BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, September 1, 1991
36Jerry Butler267BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
Marshall Faulk+267INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 29, 1998
38Chuck Foreman265MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 24, 1976
Lee Evans265BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, November 19, 2006
40James Brooks264CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots, December 7, 1986
41Tiki Barber263NYGNew York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders, December 31, 2005
42Duce Staley262PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 3, 2000
Jim Brown+262CLECleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins, September 15, 1963
Jamaal Charles262KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, January 3, 2010
45Melvin Gordon261SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans, November 6, 2016
Marshall Faulk+261STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, December 24, 2000
Steve Largent+261SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1987
Josh Gordon261CLECleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 1, 2013
49Chad Johnson260CINCincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers, November 12, 2006
LaDainian Tomlinson260SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 28, 2003
Wes Chandler260SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 20, 1982
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