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Checkdowns: Best Thanksgiving Performances

Stump your family with some Football Perspective trivia today. The tables below show the leaders in various categories in all games played on Thanksgiving since 1960.

Most passing yards

Rk
Year
Tm
Opp
PF
PA
QB
CMP
ATT
PYD
TD
INT
11998dalmin3646Troy Aikman345745510
21995detmin4438Scott Mitchell304541041
31995mindet3844Warren Moon304738432
42007gnbdet3726Brett Favre314138130
51998mindal4636Randall Cunningham173535941
61997daloti1427Troy Aikman274235623
72010nordal3027Drew Brees233935211
81994detbuf3521Dave Krieg202535130
92009gnbdet3412Aaron Rodgers283934830
102010nwedet4524Tom Brady212734140

Most passing touchdowns

Rk
Year
Tm
Opp
PF
PA
QB
CMP
ATT
PYD
TD
INT
12004cltdet419Peyton Manning232823660
11977miacrd5514Bob Griese152320761
32006daltam3810Tony Romo222930650
31962nyjden4645Johnny Green224629253
51995detmin4438Scott Mitchell304541041
51998mindal4636Randall Cunningham173535941
52010nwedet4524Tom Brady212734140
51987dalmin3844Danny White254134143
51985detnyj3120Eric Hipple192926941
52008phicrd4820Donovan McNabb273926040
51994gnbdal3142Brett Favre274025740
51985dalcrd3517Danny White142623541

Most rushing yards

Rk
RB
Year
Tm
Opp
PF
PA
Rsh
RshYD
RshTD
1O.J. Simpson1976bufdet1427292732
2Earl Campbell1979otidal3024331952
3Walter Payton1981chidal910381790
4Barry Sanders1997detchi5520191673
5Jim Braxton1975bufcrd3214341603
6Abner Haynes1960kannyj3541111572
7Larry Johnson2006kanden1910341571
8Emmitt Smith1996dalwas2110291553
9Julius Jones2004dalchi217331502
10Robert Smith2000mindal2715211481

Most receiving yards

Rk
Player
Year
Tm
Opp
PF
PA
Rec
RecYd
RecTD
1Lance Alworth1964sdgbuf242741852
2Anthony Carter1987mindal443881842
3Don Maynard1960nyjkan4135101791
4Boyd Dowler1963gnbdet131391780
5Herman Moore1994detbuf352171691
6Ricky Proehl1997chidet205541641
7Randy Moss1998mindal463631633
8Fred Biletnikoff1967raikan442261581
9Michael Irvin1991dalpit201081571
10Brett Perriman1995detmin4438121532

Most rushing/receiving touchdowns

Rk
Player
Year
Tm
Opp
PF
PA
RshTD
RecTD
Rsh/RecTD
1Brian Westbrook2008phicrd4820224
1Sterling Sharpe1994gnbdal3142044
2Barry Sanders1997detchi5520303
2Jim Braxton1975bufcrd3214303
2Emmitt Smith1996dalwas2110303
2Ed Podolak1971kandet2132303
2Emmitt Smith1998dalmin3646303
2Nat Moore1977miacrd5514033
2Chris Chambers2003miadal4021033
2Marvin Harrison2004cltdet419033
2Randy Moss1998mindal4636033
2Mike Renfro1987dalmin3844033
2Brandon Stokley2004cltdet419033
2Leonard Thompson1985detnyj3120033

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  • Richie November 23, 2012, 8:23 pm

    I think I’ve come across that 1977 Dolphins-Cardinals game before. Why would those two teams have been playing on Thanksgiving?

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