NFL Punt Returns 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 Ret Tm Boxscore
1Kyle Williams8SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 22, 2012
2Gerald McNeil7CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
Reggie Barlow7JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Ron Gardin7BALBaltimore Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 26, 1970
Carl Roaches7HOUHouston Oilers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 28, 1980
Phil McConkey7NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1987
Dave Meggett7NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
Jim Cason7SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Yankees, December 4, 1949
9John Sciarra6PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
George McAfee+6CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 17, 1950
Nate Burleson6SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins, January 5, 2008
Jim Leonhard6BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 18, 2009
Mike Nelms6WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
Theo Bell6PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Oilers, January 7, 1979
Eddie Brown6WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1976
Eddie Brown6RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 6, 1980
Antonio Chatman6GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2004
Jacoby Jones6HOUHouston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 15, 2012
Desmond Howard6GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1997
Nate Jacquet6MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 9, 2000
Anthony Carter6MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, January 3, 1988
Kurt Sohn6NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, January 23, 1983
Derrick Mason6TENTennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 3, 2004
24Rodger Bird5OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 31, 1967
Will Blackmon5NYGNew York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 8, 2012
Jalen Richard5OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans, January 7, 2017
Micah Hyde5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, January 8, 2017
Jahine Arnold5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 29, 1996
Lew Barnes5CHIChicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins, January 3, 1987
Jackie Wallace5RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 31, 1978
Rufus Bess5MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 9, 1983
Greg Pruitt5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
Bobby Joe Edmonds5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 31, 1988
Keith Ortego5CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, January 5, 1986
Billy Ryckman5ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 24, 1978
Amani Toomer5NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 7, 2001
Willie Wood+5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 1968
Jahine Arnold5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 5, 1997
Josh Cribbs5INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 4, 2015
Otto Graham+5CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Yankees, December 22, 1946
Julian Edelman5NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Darrien Gordon5DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
Phil McConkey5NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, January 11, 1987
Rich Ellender5HOUHouston Oilers vs. Denver Broncos, December 23, 1979
Scott Miller5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, January 10, 1993
Greg Pruitt5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 1, 1984
Rick Volk5BALBaltimore Colts vs. Miami Dolphins, January 2, 1972
Troy Brown5NWENew England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders, January 19, 2002
Jeff Burris5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 28, 1996
Brian Mitchell5WASWashington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 15, 2000
Lem Barney+5DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 26, 1970
Ron Fellows5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 9, 1983
Neal Colzie5OAKOakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Colts, December 24, 1977
Kenny Easley+5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 22, 1984
Russell Copeland5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Dino Hall5CLECleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders, January 4, 1981
Dave Meggett5NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 20, 1991
Bruce Taylor5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 27, 1970
DeSean Jackson5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 4, 2009
James Jones5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
Santana Moss5NYJNew York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 15, 2005
Antwaan Randle El5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 15, 2006
Dana McLemore5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 20, 1985
Derrick Mason5TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
Reggie Barlow5JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins, January 15, 2000
Eric Parker5SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New England Patriots, January 14, 2007
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