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
Tom Fears+18RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, December 3, 1950
Jason Witten18DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, October 28, 2012
6Clark Gaines17NYJNew York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 21, 1980
Antonio Brown17PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 2015
8Antonio Brown16PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 20, 2015
Sonny Randle16STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 4, 1962
Michael Thomas16NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 9, 2018
Troy Brown16NWENew England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 22, 2002
Jerry Rice+16SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 20, 1994
Keenan McCardell16JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. St. Louis Rams, October 20, 1996
Wes Welker16NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, September 25, 2011
15Flipper Anderson15RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 1989
William Andrews15ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 15, 1981
Steve Largent+15SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1987
Isaac Bruce15STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins, December 24, 1995
Alvin Kamara15NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 23, 2018
Zach Ertz15PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 20, 2014
Jimmy Smith15JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 10, 2000
Wes Welker15NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, November 22, 2009
Darren Sproles15NORNew Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 14, 2012
Rickey Young15MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots, December 16, 1979
Keenan Allen15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Detroit Lions, September 13, 2015
Chris Chambers15MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 4, 2005
Danny Amendola15STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins, September 16, 2012
Reggie Wayne15INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 3, 2010
James White15NWENew England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers, January 13, 2019
Jason Witten15DALDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, December 9, 2007
Andre Reed+15BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Green Bay Packers, November 20, 1994
Kellen Winslow+15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 7, 1984
33Andre Johnson14HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
Calvin Johnson14DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
Keenan Allen14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Green Bay Packers, October 18, 2015
Jabar Gaffney14DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 3, 2010
David Boston14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, October 5, 2003
Saquon Barkley14NYGNew York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 16, 2018
Marvin Harrison+14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 17, 2002
Zach Ertz14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 11, 2018
Justin Blackmon14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos, October 13, 2013
Courtney Hawkins14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Oilers, November 1, 1998
Roy Helu14WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 6, 2011
Cris Carter+14MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 2, 1994
Bobby Engram14SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns, November 4, 2007
Antonio Brown14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 13, 2016
Marshall Faulk+14STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos, September 8, 2002
Anquan Boldin14ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 23, 2007
Jerry Rice+14SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
Ozzie Newsome+14CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, October 14, 1984
Rod Smith14DENDenver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 23, 2001
Jimmy Smith14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 2, 2000
Don Looney14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 1, 1940
Don Hutson+14GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, November 22, 1942
James White14NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
Christian McCaffrey14CARCarolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 16, 2018
Jason Witten14DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, December 6, 2009
Adam Thielen14MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, September 23, 2018
Tony Galbreath14NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers, September 10, 1978
Tim Brown+14OAKOakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 21, 1997
Dallas Clark14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, November 8, 2009
Keenan Allen14LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 2, 2018
Marvin Harrison+14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns, December 26, 1999
Josh Gordon14CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 24, 2013
Tony Gonzalez+14KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, January 2, 2005
Antonio Brown14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints, December 23, 2018
Steve Smith14CARCarolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears, November 20, 2005
Andre Rison14ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, September 4, 1994
Brian Westbrook14PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 4, 2007
Herman Moore14DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, December 4, 1995
Reggie Wayne14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 5, 2010
Brandon Myers14OAKOakland Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, December 2, 2012
Al Toon14NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, November 27, 1988
Jim Keane14CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, October 23, 1949
Ralph Heywood14NYYNew York Bulldogs vs. Detroit Lions, December 4, 1949
Kellen Winslow+14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 11, 1983
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