The 10 Best Single Game Performances in NFL Postseason History

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There's nothing more fun to watch than a truly great performance in a playoff game. 
However, I'm not talking about a running back who rushes for 140 yards or a receiver who catches two touchdowns. 
I'm talking about the players who single-handedly put their team on their shoulders and played their heart out for 60 minutes (sometimes more).
So below I composed a list of the 10 best single-game performances in postseason history, with one honorable mention. 
This list is for the big leagues. It doesn't even include Phil Simms' record-setting day in Super Bowl XXI or any of Jerry Rice's incredible Super Bowls. 
Tom Brady's 26-of-28 passing day in the divisional playoffs against Jacksonville? Nope. Steve Smith's 218-yard, two touchdown outburst against a powerful Chicago Bears' defense? Not good enough.
What is included, however, is the best game of five Hall of Famers and three future Hall of Famers, as well as five games from the NFL championship or Sup...

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