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Top 10 Regular Season Single Game Passing Performances

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Current Raiders QB Carson Palmer made this list for a second time by turning in the 4th-best regular season passing performance in franchise history.


Since joining the Raiders mid-way through the 2011 season, QB Carson Palmer has recorded two 400-yard passing games, the 3rd and 4th best single-game passing performances in Raiders history. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Current Raiders QB Carson Palmer made this list for a second time by turning in the 4th-best regular season passing performance in franchise history in a 2012 regular season loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raiders quarterbacks have turned in some amazing performances over the years. Here are the Top 10 single-game, regular season passing performances in terms of yardage.

1.   Against the visiting San Diego Chargers in a Halloween game during the 1993 season, Jeff Hostetler established a franchise regular-season high of 424 yards passing. He completed 20 of 32 passes with two TDs, including a 71-yarder.
2. On 10-25-64, QB Cotton Davidson completed 23 of 36 passes for 419 yards and five TDs (second most in franchise history) at home against the Denver Broncos. Davidson’s performance propelled the Raiders to a dominating 40-7 victory over this division rival.
3. Carson Palmer completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 417 yards and 2 TDs on January 1, 2012, in a 38-26 loss to the San Diego Chargers in the 2011 regular season finale.
4. During a November 4, 2012, 42-32 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carson Palmer completed 39 of 61 pass attempts for 414 yards, 4 TDs and 3 INTs.
5. Tom Flores threw for 407 yards and a Raiders record 6 TDs in a 52-49 come from behind victory over the Houston Oilers on 12-22-63. He connected on 17 of his 29 passes, including a game-tying 23-yard score in the 4th.
6. In a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 9-15-02, Rich Gannon recorded 403 yards passing on 43 of 64 passes and one TD en route to a 30-17 win.
7. While playing at home against the Cleveland Browns on 9-20-92, Todd Marinovich registered 395 passing yards and one score on 33 of 59 passes.
8. On 11-13-00 against the Denver Broncos, Rich Gannon threw for 382 yards and one TD on 30 of 53 passes.
9. Against the visiting Tennessee Titans on 9-29-02, Rich Gannon completed 29 of 39 passes for 381 yards and four TDs in a 52-25 victory.
10. In a 9-13-92 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Jay Schroeder totaled 380 yards passing and two scores on 25 of 40 passes.