NFL Rushing Touchdowns Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player TD Tm Boxscore
1Cookie Gilchrist5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, December 8, 1963
James Stewart5JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 1997
Jim Brown+5CLECleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, November 1, 1959
Clinton Portis5DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 7, 2003
Ricky Watters5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
6Calvin Hill4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, September 19, 1971
Leroy Kelly+4CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Giants, December 1, 1968
Doug Martin4TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
Willis McGahee4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 28, 2004
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns, October 15, 1961
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 11, 1962
Corey Dillon4CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Rick Casares4CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 28, 1956
LaDainian Tomlinson+4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 15, 2006
Rick Casares4CHIChicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 6, 1959
LaDainian Tomlinson+4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 14, 2007
Billy Kilmer4SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, October 15, 1961
Dorsey Levens4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 2, 2000
Dub Jones4CLECleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears, November 25, 1951
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. Chicago Cardinals, October 26, 1958
Abner Haynes4DTXDallas Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, November 26, 1961
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
Joseph Addai4INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 26, 2006
Wayne Morris4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints, October 23, 1977
Curt Warner4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, December 11, 1988
Jamal Lewis4CLECleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 4, 2007
Bobby Douglass4CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, November 4, 1973
Rodney Hampton4NYGNew York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, September 24, 1995
Jonas Gray4NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2014
Earl Campbell+4HOUHouston Oilers vs. Miami Dolphins, November 20, 1978
Shaun Alexander4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Houston Texans, October 16, 2005
Barry Sanders+4DETDetroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 24, 1991
Derrick Henry4TENTennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 6, 2018
Priest Holmes4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns, September 8, 2002
Michael Turner4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, November 23, 2008
Roland Hooks4BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 9, 1979
Gale Sayers+4CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 12, 1965
Ronald Moore4PHOPhoenix Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 5, 1993
DeAngelo Williams4CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, December 21, 2008
Emmitt Smith+4DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, September 4, 1995
Terdell Middleton4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 15, 1978
Derrick Blaylock4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Eric Dickerson+4INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos, October 31, 1988
Jim Taylor+4GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, November 4, 1962
LeGarrette Blount4NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Marshawn Lynch4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, November 9, 2014
LaDainian Tomlinson+4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 12, 2006
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 24, 1957
Jim Brown+4CLECleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 18, 1962
Ronnie Brown4MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 2008
Mike Anderson4DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, December 3, 2000
Shaun Alexander4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 29, 2002
Lorenzo White4HOUHouston Oilers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 9, 1990
Chuck Muncie4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, November 29, 1981
Shaun Alexander4SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 25, 2005
Priest Holmes4KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 24, 2004
Clarence Williams4SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, September 16, 1979
Emmitt Smith+4DALDallas Cowboys vs. Phoenix Cardinals, December 16, 1990
Marshall Faulk+4STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 10, 2000
T.J. Duckett4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders, December 12, 2004
DeAngelo Williams4CARCarolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 30, 2008
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