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NFL Individual Lifetime, Season, and Game Records

All-Time Scoring Leaders

All-Time Leading Receivers

All-Time Leading Passers (Through 2005)

All-Time Interception Leaders

All-Time Sack Leaders

All-Time Leading Rushers

(American Football League records were incorporated into NFL records after merger of the leagues.)

Players listed in boldface were active during the 2005 season. The NFL does not recognize records from the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), which existed from 1946 to 1949. The 49ers, Browns, and Colts merged with the NFL in 1949.

Scoring

  • Most points scored, lifetime—2,434, Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh, 1982–94; Philadelphia, 1995–96; San Francisco, 1997; Minnesota, 1998–2002; Tennessee, 2003–04.
  • Most points, season—176, Paul Hornung, Green Bay, 1960 (15 td, 41 pat, 15 fg).
  • Most points, game—40, Ernie Nevers, Chicago Cardinals, 1929 (6 td, 4 pat).
  • Most touchdowns, lifetime—208, Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985–2000; Oakland 2001–2003, Seattle 2004.
  • Most touchdowns, season—28, Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks, 2005.
  • Most points after touchdown, lifetime—943, George Blanda, Chicago Bears, 1949–58; Baltimore, 1950; Houston, 1960–66; Oakland, 1967–75.
  • Most field goals, lifetime—538, Gary Anderson, Pittsburgh, 1982–94; Philadelphia, 1995–96; San Francisco, 1997; Minnesota, 1998–2002; Tennessee, 2003–04.
  • Most field goals, season—40, Neil Rackers, Arizona, 2005.
  • Most field goals, game—8, Rob Bironas, Tennessee, 2007.
  • Longest field goal—63 yards, Tom Dempsey, New Orleans, 1970; Jason Elam, Denver, 1998.

Rushing

  • Most yards gained, lifetime—18,355, Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys, 1990–2002; Arizona, 2003–04.
  • Most yards gained, season—2,105, Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles, 1984.
  • Most yards gained, game—295, Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, 2003.
  • Most touchdowns, lifetime—164, Emmitt Smith, Dallas, 1990–2002; Arizona, 2003–04.
  • Most touchdowns, season—25, Emmitt Smith, Dallas, 1995.
  • Most touchdowns, game—6, Ernie Nevers, Chicago Cardinals, 1929.
  • Longest run from scrimmage—99 yards, Tony Dorsett, Dallas, 1983.

Receiving

  • Most pass receptions, lifetime—1,549, Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985–2000; Oakland 2001–2003; Seattle 2004.
  • Most pass receptions, season—143, Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 2002.
  • Most pass receptions, game—20, Terrell Owens, San Francisco, 2000.
  • Most yards gained, pass receptions, lifetime—22,895, Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985–2000; Oakland 2001–2003; Seattle 2004.
  • Most yards gained, receptions, season—1,848, Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1995.
  • Most yards gained, receptions, game—336, Flipper Anderson, Los Angeles Rams, 1989.
  • Most touchdown receptions, lifetime—197, Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985–2000; Oakland 2001–2003; Seattle 2004.
  • Most touchdown pass receptions, season—23, Randy Moss, New England, 2008.
  • Most touchdown pass receptions, game—5, Bob Shaw, Chicago Cards, 1950; Kellen Winslow, San Diego, 1981; Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1990.

Interceptions

  • Most pass interceptions, lifetime—81, Paul Krause, Washington, 1964-67; Minnesota, 1968–79.
  • Most pass interceptions, season—14, Richard (Night Train) Lane, Detroit, 1952.
  • Most pass interceptions, game—4, by 18 players.
  • Longest pass interception return—104 yards, James Willis, Philadelphia, 1996.

Kicking

  • Highest average punting, lifetime—45.1 yards, Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1937–52.
  • Longest punt return—103 yards, Robert Bailey, L.A. Rams, 1994.
  • Longest kick-off return—108 yards, Ellis Hobbs, New England, 2007.

Passing

  • Most touchdown passes, lifetime—422, Brett Favre, Green Bay, 2007.
  • Most touchdown passes, season—50, Tom Brady, New England, 2007.
  • Most touchdown passes, game—7, Sid Luckman, Chicago Bears, 1943; Adrian Burk, Philadelphia, 1954; George Blanda, Houston, 1961; Y. A. Tittle, N.Y. Giants, 1962; Joe Kapp, Minnesota, 1969.
  • Longest pass completion—99 yards, Frank Filchock (to Andy Farkas), Washington, 1939; George Izo (to Bob Mitchell), Washington, 1963; Karl Sweetan (to Pat Studstill), Detroit, 1966; Sonny Jurgensen (to Gerry Allen), Washington, 1968; Jim Plunkett (to Cliff Branch) L.A. Raiders, 1983; Ron Jaworski (to Mike Quick), Philadelphia, 1985; Stan Humphries (to Tony Martin), San Diego, 1994; Brett Favre (to Robert Brooks), Green Bay, 1995; Trent Green (to Marc Boerigter) Kansas City, 2002; Jeff Garcia (to Andre Davis) Cleveland, 2004.
  • Most passes completed, lifetime—4,967, Dan Marino, Miami, 1983–99.
  • Most passes completed, season—404, Warren Moon, 1991.
  • Most passes completed, game—45, Drew Bledsoe, New England, 1994.
  • Most yards gained, lifetime—61,361, Dan Marino, Miami, 1983–99.
  • Most yards gained, season—5,084, Dan Marino, Miami, 1984.
  • Most yards gained, game—554, Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles, 1951.


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