NFL Receiving Yards Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Tm Boxscore
1Flipper Anderson336RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 1989
2Calvin Johnson329DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
3Stephone Paige309KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 22, 1985
4Jim Benton303RAMCleveland Rams vs. Detroit Lions, November 22, 1945
5Cloyce Box302DETDetroit Lions vs. Baltimore Colts, December 3, 1950
6Julio Jones300ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, October 2, 2016
7Jimmy Smith291JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 10, 2000
8Jerry Rice+289SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
9John Taylor286SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 11, 1989
10Antonio Brown284PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 2015
11Terrell Owens+283SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, December 17, 2000
12Andre Johnson273HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
13Charley Hennigan272HOUHouston Oilers vs. Boston Patriots, October 13, 1961
14Del Shofner269NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1962
15Lee Evans265BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, November 19, 2006
16Steve Largent+261SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1987
Josh Gordon261CLECleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 1, 2013
18Chad Johnson260CINCincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers, November 12, 2006
Wes Chandler260SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 20, 1982
20Julio Jones259ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers, December 8, 2014
21Qadry Ismail258BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 12, 1999
22Billy Howton257GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams, October 21, 1956
23Sonny Randle256STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 4, 1962
24Anthony Allen255WASWashington Redskins vs. St. Louis Cardinals, October 4, 1987
Jerry Butler255BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
26Julio Jones253ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 26, 2017
Brian Hartline253MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 30, 2012
Plaxico Burress253PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 10, 2002
29Miles Austin250DALDallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 11, 2009
30Alshon Jeffery249CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 1, 2013
31Richard Johnson248DETDetroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints, December 3, 1989
32Art Powell247OAKOakland Raiders vs. Houston Oilers, December 22, 1963
33Bob Hayes+246DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 13, 1966
34Haywood Jeffires245HOUHouston Oilers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 16, 1990
35Calvin Johnson244DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 1, 2012
36Wes Chandler243SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks, September 15, 1985
37Frank Clarke241DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, September 16, 1962
Gary Clark241WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Giants, October 27, 1986
Jerry Rice+241SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 9, 1985
40Eric Moulds240BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, January 2, 1999
41Harold Jackson238RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 14, 1973
DeAndre Hopkins238HOUHouston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, November 30, 2014
Chris Chambers238MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, December 4, 2005
44Tommy McDonald+237PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, December 10, 1961
Don Hutson+237GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, November 21, 1943
Josh Gordon237CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 24, 2013
47Justin Blackmon236JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, November 18, 2012
48Buddy Dial235PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 22, 1961
49Isaac Bruce233STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 2, 1997
Drew Bennett233TENTennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 13, 2004
51Lance Alworth+232SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 20, 1963
Charley Hennigan232HOUHouston Oilers vs. Buffalo Bills, October 29, 1961
Keenan McCardell232JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. St. Louis Rams, October 20, 1996
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