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NFL Individual Lifetime, Season, and Game Records

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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.)

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?510, Peyton Manning, Denver, 2014.
  • Most touchdown passes, season?55, Peyton Manning, Denver, 2013.
  • 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; Peyton Manning, Denver, 2013; Nick Foles, Philadelphia 2013.
  • 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 passing yards, season?5,477, Peyton Manning, Denver, 2013.
  • Most yards gained, game?554, Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles, 1951.
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