NFL Rushing Yards Single Game Playoffs Leaders

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 Yds Tm Boxscore
1Eric Dickerson+248RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
2Raheem Mostert220SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 19, 2020
3Lamar Smith209MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
4Keith Lincoln 206SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
5Timmy Smith204WASWashington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, January 31, 1988
6Freeman McNeil202NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 9, 1983
Lawrence McCutcheon202RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
8Ryan Grant201GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 12, 2008
9Terrell Davis +199DENDenver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins, January 9, 1999
10Steve Van Buren+196PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
11Derrick Henry 195TENTennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 11, 2020
12Wilbert Montgomery194PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
13Marcus Allen+191RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins, January 22, 1984
14Thurman Thomas+186BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
15John Riggins+185WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 15, 1983
16Terrell Davis +184DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
17Derrick Henry 182TENTennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots, January 4, 2020
18Colin Kaepernick181SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 12, 2013
19Priest Holmes176KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2004
20Natrone Means175JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
21Le'Veon Bell170PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 15, 2017
22Cedric Benson 169CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, January 9, 2010
Barry Sanders +169DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 8, 1994
24Terrell Davis +167DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
Le'Veon Bell167PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 2017
26John Riggins+166WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
LeGarrette Blount166NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
Curtis Martin +166NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
29Paul Lowe165LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Oilers, January 1, 1961
30Fred Taylor162JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Eddie George162TENTennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 16, 2000
32Rob Carpenter161NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Rodney Hampton 161NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
Thomas Rawls161SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2017
Earnest Byner161CLECleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins, January 4, 1986
36Tony Dorsett+160DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
37Marshall Faulk+159STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Ray Rice159BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, January 10, 2010
Elmer Angsman159CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
Joe Morris 159NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1987
41Thurman Thomas+158BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, December 30, 1995
Franco Harris+158PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
Eric Dickerson+158RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins, December 28, 1986
Charlie Garner158OAKOakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, January 12, 2002
45Terrell Davis +157DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
Marshawn Lynch 157SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, January 18, 2015
47Derrick Henry 156TENTennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 6, 2018
Ahman Green156GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2004
49Marcus Allen+154RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 1984
50Arian Foster 153HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 7, 2012
Franco Harris+153PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 27, 1975