NFL Rushing Yards Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2017Derrick Henry (23)184TEN
2016Le'Veon Bell (24)357PIT
2015C.J. Anderson (24)234DEN
2014Marshawn Lynch (28)318SEA
2013Marshawn Lynch (27)288SEA
2012Frank Gore (29)319SFO
2011Arian Foster (25)285HOU
2010James Starks (24)315GNB
2009Shonn Greene (24)304NYJ
2008Willie Parker (27)246PIT
2007Laurence Maroney (22)280NWE
2006Dominic Rhodes (27)306IND
2005Shaun Alexander (28)236SEA
2004Corey Dillon (29)292NWE
2003Stephen Davis (29)315CAR
2002Michael Pittman (27)182TAM
2001Marshall Faulk+ (28)317STL
2000Jamal Lewis (21)338BAL
1999Eddie George (25)449TEN
1998Terrell Davis+ (25)468DEN
1997Terrell Davis+ (24)581DEN
1996Natrone Means (24)358JAX
1995Emmitt Smith+ (26)298DAL
1994Natrone Means (22)241SDG
1993Emmitt Smith+ (24)280DAL
1992Emmitt Smith+ (23)336DAL
1991Ricky Ervins (22)229WAS
1990Thurman Thomas+ (24)390BUF
1989Roger Craig (29)288SFO
1988Ickey Woods (22)307CIN
1987Timmy Smith (23)342WAS
1986Joe Morris (25)313NYG
1985Eric Dickerson+ (25)294RAM
1984Walter Payton+ (30)196CHI
1983Marcus Allen+ (23)466RAI
1982John Riggins+ (33)610WAS
1981Rob Carpenter (26)222NYG
1980Wilbert Montgomery (25)312PHI
1979Wendell Tyler (24)228RAM
1978Earl Campbell+ (23)264HOU
1977Tony Dorsett+ (23)222DAL
1976Chuck Foreman (25)267MIN
1975Franco Harris+ (25)314PIT
1974Franco Harris+ (24)343PIT
1973Larry Csonka+ (26)333MIA
1972Larry Brown (24)261WAS
1971Duane Thomas (24)205DAL
1970Duane Thomas (23)313DAL
1969Dave Osborn (26)153MIN
1968Tom Matte (29)235BAL
1967Hewritt Dixon (27)198OAK
1966Elijah Pitts (28)111GNB
1965Jim Taylor+ (29)156GNB
1964Cookie Gilchrist (29)122BUF
1963Keith Lincoln (24)206SDG
1962Jim Taylor+ (26)85GNB
1961Paul Hornung+ (25)89GNB
1960Paul Lowe (23)165LAC
1959Frank Gifford+ (29)56NYG
1958Frank Gifford+ (28)155NYG
1957Tom Tracy (23)86DET
1956Mel Triplett (24)71NYG
1955Dan Towler (27)64RAM
1954Lew Carpenter (22)64DET
1953Chick Jagade (26)102CLE
1952Doak Walker+ (25)126DET
1951Otto Graham+ (29)43CLE
1950Otto Graham+ (28)169CLE
1949Steve Van Buren+ (28)196PHI
1948Marion Motley+ (28)133CLE
1947Elmer Angsman (21)159CRD
1946Marion Motley+ (26)98CLE
1945Jim Gillette (27)101RAM
1944Joe Laws (33)74GNB
1943Andy Farkas (27)96WAS
1942Andy Farkas (26)43WAS
1941George McAfee+ (23)200CHI
1940Bill Osmanski (24)109CHI
1939Andy Uram (24)35GNB
1938Hank Soar (24)68NYG
1937Jack Manders (28)73CHI
1936Clarke Hinkle+ (27)58GNB
1935Dutch Clark+ (28)80DET
1934Ken Strong+ (28)94NYG
1933Gene Ronzani (24)73CHI
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