NFL Passing Yards Single Game Leaders

Build your own custom leaderboards with the Play Index. Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1950 onward), all playoff games, and all 100 yard rushing/receiving or 300 yard passing games from 1940-1959.

View Current Leaderboard

See leaders through past seasons


  • + indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses
Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Tm Boxscore
1Norm Van Brocklin+554RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New York Yanks, September 28, 1951
2Matt Schaub527HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
Warren Moon+527HOUHouston Oilers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 16, 1990
4Ben Roethlisberger522PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 26, 2014
Boomer Esiason522ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, November 10, 1996
6Dan Marino+521MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, October 23, 1988
7Matthew Stafford520DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 1, 2012
8Tom Brady517NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, September 12, 2011
9Derek Carr513OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 30, 2016
Phil Simms513NYGNew York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 13, 1985
11Eli Manning510NYGNew York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 16, 2012
Drew Brees510NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 19, 2006
13Vince Ferragamo509RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, December 26, 1982
14Tony Romo506DALDallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos, October 6, 2013
Ben Roethlisberger506PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 10, 2017
16Drew Brees505NORNew Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants, November 1, 2015
Tom Brady505NWENew England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles, February 4, 2018
Y.A. Tittle+505NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1962
19Elvis Grbac504KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 5, 2000
20Matt Ryan503ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, October 2, 2016
Ben Roethlisberger503PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers, December 20, 2009
Philip Rivers503SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 18, 2015
23Jake Plummer499DENDenver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 31, 2004
24Matt Schaub497HOUHouston Texans vs. Washington Redskins, September 19, 2010
25Joe Namath+496NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, September 24, 1972
26Billy Volek492TENTennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders, December 19, 2004
27Tommy Kramer490MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins, November 2, 1986
Boomer Esiason490CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 7, 1990
29Bernie Kosar489CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
30Matthew Stafford488DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
31Doug Williams486TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 16, 1980
32Kurt Warner+484ARIArizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 25, 2007
33Vinny Testaverde481NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 24, 2000
34Aaron Rodgers480GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, September 15, 2013
Matt Flynn480GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, January 1, 2012
36Ken O'Brien479NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, September 21, 1986
Peyton Manning479DENDenver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 5, 2014
38Patrick Mahomes478KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 19, 2018
39Joe Montana+476SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 14, 1990
Kyle Orton476DENDenver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, September 26, 2010
41Tommy Maddox473PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 10, 2002
Dan Marino+473MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 4, 1994
43Kurt Warner+472ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets, September 28, 2008
Peyton Manning472INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 31, 2004
45Nick Foles471PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans, December 23, 2018
Brad Johnson471WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 26, 1999
47Dan Marino+470MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 2, 1984
48Ben Roethlisberger469PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 14, 2018
Vinny Testaverde469TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts, October 16, 1988
Matt Cassel469KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, November 14, 2010
51Johnny Lujack468CHIChicago Bears vs. Chicago Cardinals, December 11, 1949
Neil Lomax468STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, December 16, 1984
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.