NFL Rushing Yards 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 Yds Tm Boxscore
1Eric Dickerson+248RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
2Lamar Smith209MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 30, 2000
3Keith Lincoln206SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
4Timmy Smith204WASWashington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, January 31, 1988
5Lawrence McCutcheon202RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. St. Louis Cardinals, December 27, 1975
Freeman McNeil202NYJNew York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 9, 1983
7Ryan Grant201GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 12, 2008
8Terrell Davis+199DENDenver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins, January 9, 1999
9Steve Van Buren+196PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 18, 1949
10Wilbert Montgomery194PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
11Marcus Allen+191RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins, January 22, 1984
12Thurman Thomas+186BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 23, 1994
13John Riggins+185WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 15, 1983
14Terrell Davis+184DENDenver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 27, 1997
15Colin Kaepernick181SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 12, 2013
16Priest Holmes176KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2004
17Natrone Means175JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
18Le'Veon Bell170PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 15, 2017
19Cedric Benson169CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets, January 9, 2010
Barry Sanders+169DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, January 8, 1994
21Le'Veon Bell167PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 2017
Terrell Davis+167DENDenver Broncos vs. New York Jets, January 17, 1999
23John Riggins+166WASWashington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, January 30, 1983
Curtis Martin+166NWENew England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 5, 1997
LeGarrette Blount166NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 11, 2014
26Paul Lowe165LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Oilers, January 1, 1961
27Fred Taylor162JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 3, 1999
Eddie George162TENTennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 16, 2000
29Rob Carpenter161NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1981
Thomas Rawls161SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2017
Earnest Byner161CLECleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins, January 4, 1986
Rodney Hampton161NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
33Tony Dorsett+160DALDallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 28, 1980
34Marshall Faulk+159STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Joe Morris159NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 4, 1987
Elmer Angsman159CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
Ray Rice159BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, January 10, 2010
38Thurman Thomas+158BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, December 30, 1995
Charlie Garner158OAKOakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, January 12, 2002
Franco Harris+158PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 12, 1975
Eric Dickerson+158RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins, December 28, 1986
42Marshawn Lynch157SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, January 18, 2015
Terrell Davis+157DENDenver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, January 25, 1998
44Ahman Green156GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2004
Derrick Henry156TENTennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 6, 2018
46Marcus Allen+154RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 1984
47Arian Foster153HOUHouston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 7, 2012
Franco Harris+153PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Colts, December 27, 1975
49DeShaun Foster151CARCarolina Panthers vs. New York Giants, January 8, 2006
50Emmitt Smith+150DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
51LeGarrette Blount148NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2015
Felix Jones148DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 9, 2010
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