NFL Yards per Reception Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/R Tm Boxscore
1Homer Jones86.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 11, 1966
2Dick Dorsey77.5OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, December 2, 1962
3Calvin Johnson77.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Houston Texans, October 19, 2008
4Willie Gault73.5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 5, 1989
5Pierre Garcon73.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 3, 2011
6Isaac Curtis72.0CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Oilers, December 16, 1973
7Lance Rentzel71.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 1, 1970
James Scott71.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 10, 1977
9Tavon Austin69.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 10, 2013
Johnnie Morton69.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, October 4, 1998
11Ollie Matson+68.5CRDChicago Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 24, 1957
12Roger Carr68.0BALBaltimore Colts vs. Buffalo Bills, November 9, 1975
Del Shofner68.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 9, 1958
14Gary Ballman64.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins, September 25, 1966
Lance Rentzel64.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals, September 21, 1969
Austin Hooper64.0ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears, September 10, 2017
17Joey Galloway63.5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets, December 6, 1998
John Taylor63.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 3, 1991
Bobby Walston63.5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 1, 1961
20Torry Holt63.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 24, 2000
Reidel Anthony63.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 15, 1998
Marcus Robinson63.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, October 1, 2000
23Buddy Young62.5BALBaltimore Colts vs. New York Giants, October 2, 1954
Paul Warfield+62.5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Colts, January 2, 1972
25Ray Perkins62.0BALBaltimore Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 31, 1971
Mel Gray62.0STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Giants, October 3, 1971
Lance Alworth+62.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Houston Oilers, October 25, 1970
28Mike Young61.5DENDenver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, January 14, 1990
29Dokie Williams61.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, December 2, 1984
30Homer Jones60.7NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, December 12, 1965
Bill Groman60.7HOUHouston Oilers vs. Denver Broncos, November 20, 1960
32Gloster Richardson60.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, November 3, 1968
Randy Moss+60.5MINMinnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, January 6, 2001
34Ted Ginn60.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 13, 2015
35Bobby Duckworth59.7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Chicago Bears, December 3, 1984
36Doak Walker+59.5DETDetroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 14, 1954
Willie Drewrey59.5TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 2, 1990
38Willie Gault58.5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1990
Ferrell Edmunds58.5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, November 27, 1988
40Dave Kocourek58.3SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, December 10, 1961
41Tommy McDonald+58.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, December 18, 1960
Jimmy Smith58.0JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 20, 1998
Terrell Owens+58.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints, January 6, 2002
Essex Johnson58.0CINCincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers, September 30, 1973
Charlie Wade58.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, September 15, 1974
46Eddie Brown57.5CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins, December 17, 1988
Miles Austin57.5DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, September 21, 2008
Paul Hornung+57.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 12, 1965
49Clem Daniels57.3OAKOakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills, September 15, 1963
50Jim Whalen56.5BOSBoston Patriots vs. New York Jets, October 27, 1968
Derrick Alexander56.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, October 31, 1999
Ahmad Rashad56.5STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 10, 1972
Joe Auer56.5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos, September 17, 1967
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