NFL Interception Return Yards Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Tm Boxscore
1Charlie McNeil177SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Houston Oilers, September 24, 1961
2Louis Oliver170MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, October 4, 1992
3Dick Jauron167DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, November 18, 1973
4Mike Haynes+151RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, December 2, 1984
Tom Myers151NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 3, 1978
6Ed Reed150BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 23, 2008
7Dave Brown148SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 4, 1984
8Tom Janik137BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 29, 1968
9Aaron Glenn135HOUHouston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 8, 2002
10Terry McDaniel134RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, November 22, 1992
11Cedric Brown131TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 22, 1981
12Dewayne Washington130PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 22, 1998
13Miller Farr128HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Jets, October 15, 1967
14Antrel Rolle127ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 18, 2007
15Kenny Easley+125SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns, December 20, 1981
16Darren Sharper123MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants, November 13, 2005
17Brandon McDonald122CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 15, 2008
18Dick Anderson121MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 3, 1973
Lloyd Burruss121KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 19, 1986
Mike Gaechter121DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 3, 1963
21Brandon Flowers118KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets, October 26, 2008
Prentice McCray118NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, November 21, 1976
23Marcus Turner116NYJNew York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 20, 1994
Charlie Peprah116GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers, November 6, 2011
25Bernie Parrish115CLECleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears, December 11, 1960
Fred Marion115NWENew England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 17, 1985
Michael Griffin115TENTennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 21, 2008
Larry Wilson+115STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, December 19, 1965
29Frank LeMaster114PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 21, 1975
Joey Porter114PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, September 15, 2002
31Ray Buchanan113INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, December 11, 1994
32Dwight Smith112MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants, November 25, 2007
33Ken Lee111BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 8, 1972
34Jerry Norton110STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 26, 1961
Jim Steffen110WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 29, 1963
Bob Suci110BOSBoston Patriots vs. Houston Oilers, November 1, 1963
37Zach Brown109TENTennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 30, 2012
38Darrien Gordon108DENDenver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 31, 1999
Bobby Hunt108KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Oilers, October 4, 1964
Bobby Ply108DTXDallas Texans vs. San Diego Chargers, December 16, 1962
Felix Wright108CLECleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 26, 1987
Wayne Fontes108NYTNew York Titans vs. Houston Oilers, December 15, 1962
43Kelvin Hayden107INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 7, 2008
James Francis107CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions, November 22, 1992
Aaron Martin107RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 18, 1964
Devon Mitchell107DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, December 4, 1988
Dick Anderson107MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Boston Patriots, November 24, 1968
48Ken Greene106STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bills, November 15, 1981
Woodrow Lowe106SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 18, 1979
Anthony Parker106STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 20, 1996
Ed Reed106BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, November 7, 2004
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