NFL Sacks Single Game Playoffs Leaders (since 1982)

Note: sacks prior to 1982 are not official. For more information, please read our blog post
Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard.
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.
+ Indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses

Official Leaders

  • (since 1982)
Official Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Tm Boxscore
1Willie McGinest4.5NWENew England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 7, 2006
2Rich Milot3.5WASWashington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, December 30, 1984
Richard Dent+3.5CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, January 5, 1986
4James Harrison3.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 15, 2011
Michael McCrary3.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, December 31, 2000
Richard Dent+3.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins, December 30, 1984
Grady Jarrett3.0ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots, February 5, 2017
Tony Casillas3.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 17, 1993
Garin Veris3.0NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, December 28, 1985
Wilber Marshall3.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, January 12, 1992
Terrell Suggs3.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 15, 2011
Trace Armstrong3.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 9, 2000
Jerry Hughes3.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, January 4, 2020
Kevin Greene+3.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 26, 1988
Kony Ealy3.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos, February 7, 2016
Reggie White+3.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1997
Whitney Mercilus3.0HOUHouston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 9, 2016
Fred Stokes3.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 2, 1993
Greg Townsend3.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 13, 1991
Gerald Williams3.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 8, 1994
Frank Clark3.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans, January 12, 2020
Chad Brown3.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 29, 1996
Warren Sapp+3.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 4, 1998
Darnell Dockett3.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, February 1, 2009
Shaquil Barrett3.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 24, 2021
Ray Edwards3.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 17, 2010
Pierce Holt3.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, January 9, 1993
Gary Jeter3.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 1986
Willie McGinest3.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans, January 10, 2004
Charles Mann3.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, January 10, 1988
Carl Hairston3.0CLECleveland Browns vs. New York Jets, January 3, 1987
32Von Miller2.5DENDenver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers, February 7, 2016
Jarvis Green2.5NWENew England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 18, 2004
Paul Kruger2.5BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 6, 2013
Burt Grossman2.5SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 2, 1993
Trey Flowers2.5NWENew England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons, February 5, 2017
Lyle Alzado2.5RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 1, 1984
Ahmad Brooks2.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers, January 12, 2014
J.J. Watt2.5HOUHouston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 15, 2012
Jacob Green2.5SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 22, 1984
Brooks Reed2.5HOUHouston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 15, 2012
Nick Perry2.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, January 10, 2016
Larry Roberts2.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 1, 1989
James Farrior2.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 15, 2006
Von Miller2.5DENDenver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, January 24, 2016
Ray McDonald2.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 22, 2012
Bruce Smith+2.5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans, January 8, 2000
48Ndamukong Suh2.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 4, 2015
Dave Butz2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 17, 1988
Aaron Donald2.0LARLos Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 9, 2021
Sean Jones2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. New England Patriots, January 5, 1986
Justin Tuck2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. New England Patriots, February 5, 2012
Dwight Freeney2.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, January 3, 2009
Clyde Simmons2.0JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills, December 28, 1996
Jared Allen2.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 4, 2009
Dwaine Board2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, January 8, 1984
Leonard Marshall2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 20, 1991
Aaron Kampman2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 11, 2004
Tully Banta-Cain2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, January 7, 2007
Bryce Paup2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, December 31, 1994
Keith Willis2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 9, 1993
Jarran Reed2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams, January 9, 2021
DeMarcus Ware2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers, February 7, 2016
Elvis Dumervil2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 3, 2015
Paul Kruger2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, February 3, 2013
Preston Smith2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 12, 2020
Tim Harris2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, January 7, 1995
Michael Strahan+2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 7, 2001
Simeon Rice2.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 12, 2002
Jamie Collins2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos, January 24, 2016
Tim Harris2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 15, 1995
Clay Matthews2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 15, 2011
Nick Bosa2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 11, 2020
Jevon Kearse2.0TENTennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills, January 8, 2000
Kyle Van Noy2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 20, 2019
Darwin Walker2.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints, January 13, 2007
Raylee Johnson2.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 29, 1995
Terrell Suggs2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos, January 12, 2013
Dennis Owens2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears, January 26, 1986
Jamie Sharper2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, January 14, 2001
LaMarr Woodley2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals, February 1, 2009
Neil Smith2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 4, 1998
Dennis Owens2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 1983
Greg Spires2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 3, 1999
Reggie White+2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, January 8, 1994
Bruce Smith+2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Raiders, January 15, 1994
Jeff Wright2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Oilers, January 3, 1993
Cliff Avril2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, January 7, 2017
Lawrence Timmons2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 8, 2017
Melvin Ingram2.0LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 6, 2019
LaMarr Woodley2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers, January 11, 2009
Bertrand Berry2.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, January 10, 2010
Michael Boley2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers, January 15, 2012
Don Blackmon2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Raiders, January 5, 1986
Leonard Little2.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 27, 2002
Quinton Jefferson2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 5, 2020
Geneo Grissom2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans, January 13, 2018
Rhett Hall2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 15, 1995
Ahmad Brooks2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 5, 2014
Greg Townsend2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 8, 1984
Mike Butler2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, January 8, 1983
Za'Darius Smith2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 12, 2020
Bruce Smith+2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 8, 1989
Dante Fowler2.0JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, January 21, 2018
Tedy Bruschi2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers, January 26, 1997
Aldon Smith2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 19, 2014
Simeon Rice2.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, January 26, 2003
Frank Clark2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills, January 24, 2021
Doug Reed2.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears, January 12, 1986
Jeff Wright2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 30, 1994
Adalius Thomas2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Giants, February 3, 2008
Otis Wilson2.0CHIChicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, January 26, 1986
Tanoh Kpassagnon2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans, January 19, 2020
Keith McKenzie2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 11, 1998
Kevin Fagan2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 6, 1990
Rulon Jones2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, January 4, 1987
David Little2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, December 30, 1984
A.J. Duhe2.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, January 16, 1983
Johnny Robinson2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
Michael Myers2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 2000
Kim Bokamper2.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New York Jets, January 23, 1983
Shawn Lee2.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 2, 1993
Sam Shade2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, January 8, 2000
Dana Stubblefield2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, January 15, 1994
Tony Tolbert2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 10, 1993
Trace Armstrong2.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 1, 1995
Gary Walker2.0JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins, January 15, 2000
Tony Tolbert2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 7, 1996
Michael Strahan+2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers, January 8, 2006
Chad Cascadden2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Denver Broncos, January 17, 1999
LaMarr Woodley2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, January 5, 2008
Renaldo Turnbull2.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears, January 6, 1991
Robert Ayers2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 8, 2012
Kevin Greene+2.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 31, 1989
Andre Wadsworth2.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 2, 1999
DeMarcus Ware2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 9, 2010
Rod Martin2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, January 8, 1983
Allen Bailey2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans, January 9, 2016
Morgan Burnett2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 18, 2015
Derrick Burgess2.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 23, 2005
Rocky Bernard2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, January 22, 2006
Brian Young2.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Carolina Panthers, January 10, 2004
Jason Fisk2.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 17, 1999
Marco Coleman2.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, January 8, 1995
Michael Carter2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, January 6, 1985
Bryant Young2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 29, 1996
Jason Gildon2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots, January 27, 2002
Simon Fletcher2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, January 14, 1990
Shaun Ellis2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. New England Patriots, January 16, 2011
Albert Lewis2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Oilers, January 16, 1994
Fred Dean+2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, January 6, 1985
Marty Lyons2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns, January 3, 1987
Deatrich Wise Jr.2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans, January 13, 2018
Daron Payne2.0WASWashington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, January 9, 2021
Gary Johnson2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, January 6, 1985
Dwight Freeney2.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 6, 2007
Harold Landry2.0TENTennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 10, 2021
Leonard Floyd2.0LARLos Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 9, 2021
Dan Hampton+2.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins, December 30, 1984
Jim Burt2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 29, 1985
Rob Ninkovich2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 20, 2013
Kenny Moore2.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 12, 2019
Tony Tolbert2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, January 14, 1996
Lawrence Taylor+2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 29, 1984
Derrick Thomas+2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Oilers, January 16, 1994
LaMarr Woodley2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 18, 2009
Alfred Williams2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 4, 1998
Osi Umenyiora2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers, January 15, 2012
Bennie Thompson2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Oilers, January 16, 1994
Jurrell Casey2.0TENTennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 11, 2020
Dwaine Board2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins, January 20, 1985
Jeff Wright2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 9, 1993
David Harris2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 24, 2010
Alvin Walton2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, January 31, 1988
William Fuller2.0HOUHouston Oilers vs. Buffalo Bills, January 3, 1993
Brett Keisel2.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos, January 22, 2006
Charles Haley+2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, January 22, 1989
Dont'a Hightower2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams, February 3, 2019
Chad Hennings2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 28, 1996
Joe Phillips2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Oilers, January 16, 1994
Jerry Hughes2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 16, 2021
Adrian Wilson2.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 18, 2009
Scott Davis2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 28, 1991
Mike Vrabel2.0NWENew England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers, February 1, 2004
Jason Pierre-Paul2.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, January 24, 2021
Michael McCrary2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants, January 28, 2001
Hugh Douglas2.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 31, 2000
Justin Tuck2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. New England Patriots, February 3, 2008
Chris Doleman+2.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers, January 9, 1988
Fred Dean+2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, December 29, 1984
Danny Stubbs2.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos, January 28, 1990
Reed Doughty2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 6, 2013
Leslie O'Neal2.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 2, 1993
Terrell Suggs2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 18, 2009
Leonard Marshall2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Denver Broncos, January 25, 1987
Trent Murphy2.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, January 4, 2020
Charles Johnson2.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals, January 3, 2015
Justin Houston2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 12, 2019
Sean Jones2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 31, 1995
Robert Mathis2.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, January 3, 2009
Tim Johnson2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 5, 1991
Keith Hamilton2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 9, 1994
Mark Gastineau2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, January 23, 1983
Mo Lewis2.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Houston Oilers, December 29, 1991
Chike Okeafor2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, January 8, 2005
Jamir Miller2.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 2, 1999
Russell Maryland2.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, January 10, 1993
Bryce Fisher2.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys, January 6, 2007
Shaun Phillips2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, January 12, 2014
Whitney Mercilus2.0HOUHouston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, January 7, 2017
Frank Warren2.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 28, 1991
Mike Neal2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins, January 10, 2016
Clay Matthews2.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 5, 2013
Tamba Hali2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 9, 2011
Fred Stokes2.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons, January 4, 1992
Terrell Suggs2.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs, January 9, 2011
Lyle Alzado2.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 22, 1984
Fred Strickland2.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 26, 1988
Ezekiel Ansah2.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks, January 7, 2017
Simon Fletcher2.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Raiders, January 9, 1994
Lawrence Taylor+2.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, January 7, 1990
Neil Smith2.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 8, 1994
Steve White2.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, January 15, 2000