NFL Yards From Scrimmage Single Game Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player YScm Tm Boxscore
1Flipper Anderson336RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, November 26, 1989
2Billy Cannon330HOUHouston Oilers vs. New York Titans, December 10, 1961
3Keith Lincoln329SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
Calvin Johnson329DETDetroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 27, 2013
5Adrian Peterson315MINMinnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers, November 4, 2007
6Stephone Paige309KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 22, 1985
7Priest Holmes307KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 24, 2002
8Antonio Brown306PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 2015
9Cloyce Box302DETDetroit Lions vs. Baltimore Colts, December 3, 1950
10Julio Jones300ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, October 2, 2016
11Jerry Rice+299SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 18, 1995
12Le'Veon Bell298PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills, December 11, 2016
Jerome Harrison298CLECleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 20, 2009
14Jamal Lewis295BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, September 14, 2003
15Herschel Walker292DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 14, 1986
16Jimmy Smith291JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, September 10, 2000
17Jim Brown+289CLECleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 19, 1961
18Jamaal Charles288KANKansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints, September 23, 2012
Terrell Owens+288SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, December 17, 2000
20John Taylor286SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 11, 1989
Marshall Faulk+286STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 15, 2000
22Chris Johnson284TENTennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, September 20, 2009
23Walter Payton+281CHIChicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 20, 1977
24Delvin Williams279SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins, November 7, 1976
25Corey Dillon278CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos, October 22, 2000
26Priest Holmes277KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, December 9, 2001
27Todd Gurley276LARLos Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans, December 24, 2017
Corey Dillon276CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Oilers, December 4, 1997
Tiki Barber276NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 2002
Ollie Matson+276CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1954
31O.J. Simpson+273BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, November 25, 1976
Shaun Alexander273SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, November 11, 2001
Andre Johnson273HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 18, 2012
34Doug Martin272TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
Charley Hennigan272HOUHouston Oilers vs. Boston Patriots, October 13, 1961
36LaDainian Tomlinson+271SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 1, 2002
37Del Shofner269NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, October 28, 1962
38Julio Jones268ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 26, 2017
Thurman Thomas+268BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, September 1, 1991
40Marshall Faulk+267INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, November 29, 1998
Jerry Butler267BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, September 23, 1979
42Chuck Foreman265MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 24, 1976
Lee Evans265BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, November 19, 2006
44James Brooks264CINCincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots, December 7, 1986
45Tiki Barber263NYGNew York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders, December 31, 2005
46Jamaal Charles262KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, January 3, 2010
Duce Staley262PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 3, 2000
Jim Brown+262CLECleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins, September 15, 1963
49Steve Largent+261SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, October 18, 1987
Josh Gordon261CLECleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 1, 2013
Marshall Faulk+261STLSt. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, December 24, 2000
Melvin Gordon261SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans, November 6, 2016
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