NFL Yards per Touch Single Game Leaders

Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. 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 Y/Tch Tm Boxscore
1Michael Lewis44.5NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Washington Redskins, October 13, 2002
2Jonathan Carter43.4NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
3Gary Ballman40.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins, September 25, 1966
4Tavon Austin39.3STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 10, 2013
5Ron Brown38.7RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, November 24, 1985
6Desmond Howard38.6DETDetroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 28, 2001
Stephone Paige38.6KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 22, 1985
8Jerome Mathis38.0HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 23, 2005
Jerome Mathis38.0HOUHouston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 20, 2005
10Tony Smith37.3ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 27, 1993
11Anthony Allen36.4WASWashington Redskins vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 4, 1987
12Brian Mitchell36.3WASWashington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, September 17, 1995
Noland Smith36.3KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 15, 1967
Jacoby Jones36.3BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, February 3, 2013
Cordarrelle Patterson36.3MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, October 27, 2013
16Freddie Solomon36.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 5, 1976
Josh Scobey36.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, September 28, 2003
18Bob Hayes+35.6DALDallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns, December 24, 1967
19Rick Upchurch35.5DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 21, 1975
20Chad Morton35.4NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 2002
21Steve Smith34.8CARCarolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 8, 2002
Johnny Knox34.8CHIChicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders, November 27, 2011
23Tyrone Hughes34.7NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 23, 1994
24Harold Jackson34.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 14, 1973
25Tommy McDonald+33.9PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, December 10, 1961
26Justin Blackmon33.7JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, November 18, 2012
27Desmond Howard33.6DETDetroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 17, 2000
28Terry Fair33.4DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, September 6, 1998
Tony Horne33.4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 22, 2000
30Josh Cribbs33.3CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Giants, October 7, 2012
31Allen Rossum33.1ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
32Jason Tucker33.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, October 15, 2000
33Mel Gray32.9HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 6, 1996
34DeSean Jackson32.6PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, December 13, 2009
35Bobby Jancik32.4HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 22, 1963
Willie Ponder32.4NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 18, 2004
Bobby Mitchell+32.4WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 16, 1962
38Walter Roberts32.3NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1967
Wes Welker32.3MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, December 20, 2004
40Brian Mitchell32.2PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 1, 2000
41Kenny Britt32.1TENTennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 24, 2010
Eddie Drummond32.1DETDetroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 14, 2004
43Roell Preston32.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 5, 1998
44Dominic Rhodes31.9INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, December 26, 2004
Walter Stanley31.9GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, November 27, 1986
46Ronney Jenkins31.7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints, September 10, 2000
47Nate Lewis31.6CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 1, 1994
Lance Moore31.6NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 26, 2010
J.J. Arrington31.6ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 26, 2006
Tyrone Hughes31.6NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 26, 1993
Derrick Witherspoon31.6PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 24, 1996
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