NFL Yards per Pass Completion 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/C Tm Boxscore
1Joe Namath+45.6NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, October 22, 1972
2Jim Kelly+44.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Carolina Panthers, September 10, 1995
Don Gault44.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 3, 1970
4Adrian Burk40.0BALBaltimore Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 15, 1950
5Warren Moon+38.6HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 22, 1987
6Jack Kemp36.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New York Titans, September 16, 1962
7Terry Bradshaw+36.7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers, December 6, 1970
8Tom Tupa36.3PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 8, 1991
9Joe Geri36.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 22, 1950
10John Hadl35.7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 20, 1968
11Adrian Burk35.4BALBaltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 22, 1950
12Lamar McHan34.6CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 23, 1955
13George Herring34.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills, November 19, 1961
Adrian Burk34.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1951
15Johnny Unitas+33.8BALBaltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 30, 1960
16Tony Banks33.5BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 12, 1999
17Fran Tarkenton+33.1NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 17, 1967
Joe Namath+33.1NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
19John Elway+33.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, October 1, 1989
Babe Parilli33.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, October 19, 1958
21Tom Yewcic32.5BOSBoston Patriots vs. New York Titans, November 30, 1962
Bernie Masterson32.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins, December 12, 1937
23Bob Avellini32.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos, December 12, 1976
24Bill Nelsen31.7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 28, 1965
Billy Kilmer31.7WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Jets, November 5, 1972
26Tim Tebow31.6DENDenver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 8, 2012
27Terry Hanratty31.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, November 17, 1974
28Roger Staubach+31.4DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 21, 1969
29Tom Flores31.0OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, September 7, 1963
Vince Evans31.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 16, 1979
31Milt Plum30.8CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 2, 1960
32Jack Concannon30.5CHIChicago Bears vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 19, 1967
33John Hadl30.4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, November 10, 1968
34Roman Gabriel30.1RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, November 3, 1968
35Greg Landry30.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos, November 7, 1971
36Norm Van Brocklin+29.8RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, October 17, 1954
37Earl Morrall29.6NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 17, 1965
38Jim McMahon29.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 19, 1985
39Cotton Davidson29.4DTXDallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, November 26, 1961
Ed Brown29.4PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 13, 1963
41John Brodie29.3SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 1961
Fran Tarkenton+29.3NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, September 29, 1968
Charlie Conerly29.3NYGNew York Giants vs. Chicago Cardinals, November 24, 1957
44Mike Phipps29.2CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 25, 1973
45Warren Rabb29.1BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, October 28, 1962
46Kent Nix29.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 27, 1968
Trent Dilfer29.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, October 20, 2002
48Jay Schroeder28.9RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 5, 1989
Bobby Layne+28.9PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears, November 30, 1958
50Fran Tarkenton+28.8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, November 11, 1962
51Jim Hart28.7STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 10, 1972
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