NFL Rushing Attempts Single Game Playoffs Leaders

Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1960 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 Att Tm Boxscore
1Lamar Smith40MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
2John Riggins+38WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
Ricky Bell38TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 29, 1979
4John Riggins+37WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 15, 1983
Lawrence McCutcheon37RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
6John Riggins+36WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 22, 1983
John Riggins+36WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 8, 1984
Curtis Martin+36NYJNew York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 10, 1999
9Emmitt Smith+35DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
10Shaun Alexander34SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 22, 2006
Eric Dickerson+34RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
Franco Harris+34PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
13Thurman Thomas+33BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
Barry Word33KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 28, 1991
Fred Taylor33JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Rodney Hampton33NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
Rob Carpenter33NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Larry Csonka+33MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 13, 1974
19Arian Foster32HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 5, 2013
Thurman Thomas+32BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, January 12, 1991
Terrell Davis+32DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
22Natrone Means31JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
Chuck Foreman31MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 26, 1977
Steve Van Buren+31PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
Marshall Faulk+31STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Jim Taylor+31GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Giants, December 30, 1962
Lamar Miller31HOUHouston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, January 7, 2017
Freeman McNeil31NYJNew York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 28, 1986
Terrell Davis+31DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
30Emmitt Smith+30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, January 30, 1994
Terrell Davis+30DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
Larry Brown30WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 31, 1972
Matt Snell30NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, January 12, 1969
Duane Thomas30DALDallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions, December 26, 1970
LeGarrette Blount30NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
Ray Rice30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, January 12, 2013
Le'Veon Bell30PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 15, 2017
Jamal Lewis30BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, December 31, 2000
39George Rogers29WASWashington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1986
Jamal Lewis29BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 2001
Michael Pittman29TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 26, 2003
Curt Warner29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins, December 31, 1983
Eddie George29TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
Larry Csonka+29MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, December 30, 1973
Ickey Woods29CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 1989
Dan Doornink29SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 22, 1984
Jamal Anderson29ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 9, 1999
Joe Morris29NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, January 11, 1987
Le'Veon Bell29PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 2017
Franco Harris+29PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, December 29, 1974
Larry Brown29WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 22, 1973
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