NFL Yards per Pass Attempt Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/A Tm Boxscore
1Milt Plum22.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 2, 1960
2Craig Morton20.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers, December 20, 1970
3Earl Morrall19.7NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 17, 1965
4Tony Banks19.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 15, 1996
5Len Dawson+18.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, September 7, 1963
Johnny Unitas+18.5BALBaltimore Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 12, 1967
7James Harris18.4RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 20, 1974
8Len Dawson+18.3KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins, November 13, 1966
9John Hadl17.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
Lynn Dickey17.8GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 2, 1983
11Kurt Warner+17.7STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 24, 2000
Joe Namath+17.7NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
13Steve Grogan17.5NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, September 9, 1979
14Chris Chandler17.4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, September 23, 2001
15Norm Van Brocklin+17.2RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, October 29, 1950
16Craig Morton17.1DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, September 27, 1981
17Johnny Unitas+16.9BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
John Brodie16.9SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
19Ken Anderson16.8CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, October 29, 1978
20Roger Staubach+16.6DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1971
Bob Griese+16.6MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 14, 1971
22Charley Johnson16.5DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 21, 1975
Fran Tarkenton+16.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, September 29, 1968
24Warren Rabb16.4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
Jim Kelly+16.4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, October 1, 1989
26Charley Johnson16.3STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns, September 26, 1965
Sonny Jurgensen+16.3PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 25, 1962
Marc Wilson16.3RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 7, 1984
29Lamar Jackson16.2BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins, September 8, 2019
Daryle Lamonica16.2OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 21, 1969
Len Dawson+16.2DTXDallas Texans vs. Denver Broncos, November 18, 1962
32Drew Brees16.1NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, November 30, 2009
Norm Van Brocklin+16.1RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 7, 1954
Billy Joe Tolliver16.1NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 14, 1999
Matt Schaub16.1HOUHouston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 13, 2011
36Bart Starr+16.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
Craig Morton16.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 22, 1967
38Dan Fouts+15.9SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 3, 1974
Warren Moon+15.9HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, September 8, 1985
Jim Finks+15.9PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 17, 1954
Ed Brown15.9CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 9, 1960
42Craig Morton15.8DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
Steve DeBerg15.8KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, December 2, 1990
Y.A. Tittle+15.8SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 2, 1956
45Jim McMahon15.7CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
Y.A. Tittle+15.7SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Colts, November 29, 1953
Norm Van Brocklin+15.7RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, October 17, 1954
Craig Morton15.7DENDenver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions, October 11, 1981
Johnny Unitas+15.7BALBaltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions, November 10, 1963
50Fran Tarkenton+15.6NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 25, 1970
Jay Schroeder15.6RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
Chad Pennington15.6NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2003
Steve McNair15.6TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, October 12, 2003
Johnny Unitas+15.6BALBaltimore Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 8, 1963