NFL Receptions 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.

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Rec Tm Boxscore
1Brandon Marshall21DENDenver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 13, 2009
2Terrell Owens+20SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, December 17, 2000
3Brandon Marshall18DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, September 14, 2008
Jason Witten18DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, October 28, 2012
Tom Fears+18RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, December 3, 1950
6Antonio Brown17PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 2015
Clark Gaines17NYJNew York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 21, 1980
8Jerry Rice+16SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 20, 1994
Michael Thomas16NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 9, 2018
Antonio Brown16PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 20, 2015
Keenan McCardell16JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. St. Louis Rams, October 20, 1996
Wes Welker16NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, September 25, 2011
Troy Brown16NWENew England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 22, 2002
Sonny Randle16STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 4, 1962
15Jimmy Smith15JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 10, 2000
Wes Welker15NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, November 22, 2009
James White15NWENew England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers, January 13, 2019
William Andrews15ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 15, 1981
Zach Ertz15PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 20, 2014
Alvin Kamara15NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 23, 2018
Jason Witten15DALDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, December 9, 2007
Austin Ekeler15LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 6, 2019
Darren Sproles15NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 14, 2012
Christian McCaffrey15CARCarolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 22, 2019
Chris Chambers15MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 4, 2005
Andre Reed+15BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Green Bay Packers, November 20, 1994
Kellen Winslow+15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 7, 1984
Isaac Bruce+15STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins, December 24, 1995
Flipper Anderson15RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 1989
Keenan Allen15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Detroit Lions, September 13, 2015
Steve Largent+15SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1987
Rickey Young15MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots, December 16, 1979
Reggie Wayne15INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 3, 2010
Danny Amendola15STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins, September 16, 2012
35Jimmy Smith14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 2, 2000
Justin Blackmon14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos, October 13, 2013
Keenan Allen14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 18, 2015
Marvin Harrison+14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 17, 2002
Anquan Boldin14ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 23, 2007
Zach Ertz14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 11, 2018
Don Looney14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 1, 1940
Don Hutson+14GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, November 22, 1942
Antonio Brown14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 13, 2016
Andre Johnson14HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
Cris Carter+14MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 2, 1994
Calvin Johnson14DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
Herman Moore14DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, December 4, 1995
David Boston14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 5, 2003
Steve Smith14CARCarolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears, November 20, 2005
Marshall Faulk+14STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos, September 8, 2002
Kellen Winslow+14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 11, 1983
Rod Smith14DENDenver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 23, 2001
Brandon Myers14OAKOakland Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, December 2, 2012
Tim Brown+14OAKOakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 21, 1997
Jerry Rice+14SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
Marvin Harrison+14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns, December 26, 1999
Andre Rison14ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, September 4, 1994
Tony Galbreath14NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers, September 10, 1978
Josh Gordon14CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 24, 2013
Keenan Allen14LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 2, 2018
Tony Gonzalez+14KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, January 2, 2005
Dallas Clark14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, November 8, 2009
Will Fuller14HOUHouston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 6, 2019
Courtney Hawkins14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Oilers, November 1, 1998
Roy Helu14WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 6, 2011
Jabar Gaffney14DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 3, 2010
Jason Witten14DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 6, 2009
Saquon Barkley14NYGNew York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 16, 2018
Jamison Crowder14NYJNew York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, September 8, 2019
Bobby Engram14SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns, November 4, 2007
Antonio Brown14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints, December 23, 2018
Jim Keane14CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, October 23, 1949
Ralph Heywood14NYYNew York Bulldogs vs. Detroit Lions, December 4, 1949
Christian McCaffrey14CARCarolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 16, 2018
Brian Westbrook14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 4, 2007
Ozzie Newsome+14CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, October 14, 1984
Al Toon14NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, November 27, 1988
Reggie Wayne14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 5, 2010
Adam Thielen14MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, September 23, 2018
James White14NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017