NFL Passing Yards Single Game Playoffs Leaders

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 Yds Tm Boxscore
1Bernie Kosar489CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
2Tom Brady466NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
Drew Brees466NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2012
4Drew Brees462NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 14, 2012
5Peyton Manning458INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, January 9, 2005
6Andrew Luck443INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 4, 2014
7Dan Fouts+433SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 2, 1982
8Kelly Holcomb429CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 2003
9Aaron Rodgers423GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 10, 2010
Jeff George423MINMinnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, January 16, 2000
11Dan Marino+422MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 30, 1995
12Dan Marino+421MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 6, 1985
13Kurt Warner+414STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans, January 30, 2000
14Randall Cunningham407PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears, December 31, 1988
15Jim Kelly+405BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns, January 6, 1990
16Drew Brees404NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 2011
17Don Strock403MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, January 2, 1982
18Peyton Manning402INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, January 13, 2008
19Daryle Lamonica401OAKOakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, December 29, 1968
20Peyton Manning400DENDenver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, January 19, 2014
21Matt Ryan396ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 20, 2013
22Matt Ryan392ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, January 22, 2017
23Kurt Warner+391STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 16, 2000
24Jim Plunkett386RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
25Russell Wilson385SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 13, 2013
John Elway+385DENDenver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, January 14, 1990
Neil Lomax385STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, January 8, 1983
28Tom Brady384NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 22, 2017
29Kerry Collins381NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 14, 2001
30Matthew Stafford380DETDetroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints, January 7, 2012
Troy Aikman+380DALDallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 15, 1995
32Kurt Warner+379ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, January 10, 2010
33Alex Smith378KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 4, 2014
34Richard Todd377NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, December 27, 1981
Peyton Manning377INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, January 4, 2004
Peyton Manning377INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets, January 24, 2010
Kurt Warner+377ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, February 1, 2009
38Andrew Luck376INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 4, 2015
39Donovan McNabb375PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 18, 2009
40Warren Moon+371HOUHouston Oilers vs. Buffalo Bills, January 3, 1993
41Tommy Maddox367PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, January 5, 2003
Tom Brady367NWENew England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 10, 2015
43Jeff George366ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, December 31, 1995
Aaron Rodgers366GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 15, 2011
Russell Wilson366SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 17, 2016
46Kurt Warner+365STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots, February 3, 2002
Kurt Warner+365STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, December 30, 2000
48Tom Brady363NWENew England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos, January 14, 2012
49Aaron Rodgers362GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, January 8, 2017
50Mark Rypien361WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 12, 1991
51Doug Flutie360BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, January 2, 1999
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