NFL Yards per Punt Return Single Game Playoffs Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/R Tm Boxscore
1Desmond Howard58.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1997
2Charley Trippi+51.0CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
3Allen Rossum50.7ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
4Bob Hayes+47.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns, December 24, 1967
5Santonio Holmes36.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers, January 11, 2009
6Reggie Bush36.3NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 16, 2010
7Dennis Northcutt35.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 2003
8Bobby Joe Edmonds33.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Oilers, January 3, 1988
Jermaine Lewis33.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 20, 2002
10Trindon Holliday30.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 12, 2013
11Robert Brooks29.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 16, 1994
12Butch Byrd29.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers, December 26, 1965
13Troy Brown26.7NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 27, 2002
14Ray Buchanan26.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, December 31, 1995
15Bosh Pritchard25.3PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 21, 1947
16Darren Sproles24.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 3, 2009
Vitamin Smith24.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, December 21, 1952
Antonio Freeman24.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 31, 1995
19Anthony Carter23.8MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, January 3, 1988
20Julian Edelman23.7NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
Leroy Kelly+23.7CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, December 26, 1971
22Nate Jacquet23.5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 15, 2000
23Brian Mitchell23.3WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 2, 1993
24Jeff Ogden22.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, January 6, 2001
Ken Strong+22.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Chicago Bears, December 9, 1934
Eric Decker22.0DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, January 12, 2014
27DeSean Jackson21.8PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 4, 2009
28Robert Brooks21.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, January 8, 1994
29Billy Reynolds21.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions, December 26, 1954
Julian Edelman21.0NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, January 16, 2011
31Mike Fuller20.5SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 11, 1981
Deion Sanders+20.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 2, 1999
33Mike Nelms20.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, January 8, 1983
John Taylor20.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 20, 1991
35Az-Zahir Hakim19.7STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, December 30, 2000
36Will Blackwell19.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1998
Dexter Carter19.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
38Jermaine Lewis19.3BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 2001
Antwaan Randle El19.3PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, January 5, 2003
40Ted Ginn19.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 24, 2016
41John Taylor18.7SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 22, 1989
Patrick Crayton18.7DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 9, 2010
Nick Giaquinto18.7WASWashington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Rams, January 1, 1984
44Dave Meggett18.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills, January 27, 1991
Charlie Waters18.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 25, 1971
Lardarius Webb18.5BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 15, 2011
47Harry Newman18.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Chicago Bears, December 17, 1933
Elijah Pitts18.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, December 30, 1962
Az-Zahir Hakim18.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 16, 2000
50James Jones17.7DALDallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 2, 1982
Neal Colzie17.7OAKOakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, December 18, 1976
Andre Hastings17.7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 14, 1996
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