NFL: Top 20 Players with the Most Receiving Yards in a Game

Willie "Flipper" Anderson Caught For 336 Yards Against the New Orleans Saints

Willie “Flipper” Anderson Caught For 336 Yards Against the New Orleans Saints

Calvin Johnson busted out with 329 yards against the swiss cheese Dallas Cowboys just a few weeks ago, but that’s not the most receiving yards in a game.

That exploit belongs to the Los Angeles RamsFlipper Anderson, who caught for seven more yards.

They join Stephone Paige, Jim Benton and Cloyce Box (not your most well-known receivers around) as the five players to have 300-yard receiving games.

Well known? How about Jerry Rice‘s biggest game ever – 289 yards. There’s Jimmy Smith at 291. Terrell Owens, Andre Johnson, Steve Largent and Chad Johnson also join the ranks of players with the biggest receiving games ever.

Here are the top 20.

UPDATED LIST: Through Week 5 of 2014.

  PLAYER RECEIVING YARDS FOR AGAINST DATE W/L/T, FINAL SCORE
1. Flipper Anderson 336 Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints Nov. 26, 1989 W, 20-17
2. Calvin Johnson 329 Detroit Lions Dallas Cowboys Oct. 27, 2013 W, 31-30
3. Stephone Paige 309 Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers Dec. 22, 1985 W, 38-34
4. Jim Benton 303 Cleveland Rams Detroit Lions Nov. 22, 1945 W, 28-21
5. Cloyce Box 302 Detroit Lions Baltimore Colts Dec. 3, 1950 W, 45-21
6. Jimmy Smith 291 Jacksonville Jaguars Baltimore Ravens Sep. 10, 2000 L, 36-39
7. Jerry Rice 289 San Francisco 49ers Minnesota Vikings Dec. 18, 1995 W, 37-30
8. John Taylor 286 San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Rams Dec. 11, 1989 W, 30-27
9. Terrell Owens 283 San Francisco 49ers Chicago Bears Dec. 17, 2000 W, 17-0
10. Andre Johnson 273 Houston Texans Jacksonville Jaguars Nov. 18, 2012 W, 43-37
11. Del Shofner 269 New York Giants Washington Redskins Oct. 28, 1962 W, 49-34
12. Lee Evans 265 Buffalo Bills Houston Texans Nov. 19, 2006 W, 24-21
13. Josh Gordon 261 Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars Dec. 1, 2013 L, 28-32
13. Steve Largent 261 Seattle Seahawks Detroit Lions Oct. 18, 1987 W, 37-14
15. Wes Chandler 260 San Diego Chargers Cincinnati Bengals Dec. 20, 1982 W, 50-34
15. Chad Johnson 260 Cincinnati Bengals San Diego Chargers Nov. 12, 2006 L, 41-49
17. Qadry Ismail 258 Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Dec. 12, 1999 W, 31-24
18. Billy Howton 257 Green Bay Packers Los Angeles Rams Oct. 21, 1956 W, 42-17
19. Sonny Randle 256 St. Louis Cardinals New York Giants Nov. 4, 1962 L, 28-31
20. Anthony Allen
255 Washington Redskins
St. Louis Cardinals Oct. 4, 1987 W, 28-21
20. Jerry Butler
255 Buffalo Bills New York Jets Sep. 23, 1979 W, 46-31

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