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
2Ben Roethlisberger469PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 14, 2018
3Drew Brees466NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2012
Tom Brady466NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
5Drew Brees462NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 14, 2012
6Peyton Manning458INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, January 9, 2005
7Andrew Luck443INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 4, 2014
8Dan Fouts+433SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 2, 1982
9Kelly Holcomb429CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 2003
10Aaron Rodgers423GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 10, 2010
Jeff George423MINMinnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, January 16, 2000
12Dan Marino+422MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 30, 1995
13Dan Marino+421MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 6, 1985
14Kurt Warner+414STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans, January 30, 2000
15Randall Cunningham407PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears, December 31, 1988
16Jim Kelly+405BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns, January 6, 1990
17Drew Brees404NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 2011
18Don Strock403MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, January 2, 1982
19Peyton Manning402INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, January 13, 2008
20Daryle Lamonica401OAKOakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, December 29, 1968
21Peyton Manning400DENDenver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, January 19, 2014
22Matt Ryan396ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 20, 2013
23Matt Ryan392ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, January 22, 2017
24Kurt Warner+391STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 16, 2000
25Jim Plunkett386RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
26Russell 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
29Tom Brady384NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 22, 2017
30Kerry Collins381NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 14, 2001
31Matthew Stafford380DETDetroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints, January 7, 2012
Troy Aikman+380DALDallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 15, 1995
33Kurt Warner+379ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, January 10, 2010
34Alex Smith378KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 4, 2014
35Kurt Warner+377ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, February 1, 2009
Peyton Manning377INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, January 4, 2004
Peyton Manning377INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets, January 24, 2010
Richard Todd377NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, December 27, 1981
39Andrew Luck376INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 4, 2015
Drew Brees376NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, January 7, 2018
41Donovan McNabb375PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 18, 2009
42Warren Moon+371HOUHouston Oilers vs. Buffalo Bills, January 3, 1993
43Tom Brady367NWENew England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 10, 2015
Tommy Maddox367PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, January 5, 2003
45Aaron Rodgers366GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 15, 2011
Jeff George366ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, December 31, 1995
Russell Wilson366SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 17, 2016
48Kurt Warner+365STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, December 30, 2000
Kurt Warner+365STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots, February 3, 2002
50Tom Brady363NWENew England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos, January 14, 2012
51Aaron Rodgers362GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, January 8, 2017
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