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NFL drives of 110 yards or more

When merely counting the start and end points, an offense can go no more than 99 yards on any single drive. However, when penalties are enforced, it’s actually possible for an offense to gain more than 100 yards in the same drive.

In 2019, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes accounted for all 116 yards on a touchdown drive that started at the Chiefs 9-yard line. This was not enough to eclipse the modern-era record holder, as Steve DeBerg threw for 120 yards on a touchdown drive in 1993. Both were in losing efforts.

Also see: Longest NFL drives by duration.

Longest NFL drives by total yardage, 1981-2019

Minimum 110 yards

Team Date Opponent Yds Gain Pen Yds Plays-Yards Drive Start Result Notes
LAC 10/7/2018 OAK 121 −25 8-96 Own 4 TD Paid attendance: 25,362
MIA 12/5/1993 NYG 120 −30 14-90 Own 10 TD Steve DeBerg passed for all 120 yards on the drive.
NYG 11/19/2000 DET 120 −40 17-80 Own 20 TD Kerry Collins passed for 117 yards, ran for 12, and was sacked for −9. Three days after the loss, Jim Fassel shoved his chips to the middle of the table.
PHI 9/14/2015 @ATL 120 −25 13-95 Own 5 TD
GB 10/24/1999 @SD 119 −20 14-99 Own 1 TD
WAS 9/24/2006 @HOU 117 −35 10-82 Own 18 TD Drive included passes 8 through 14 of Mark Brunell’s record 22 straight completion streak.
KC 10/13/2019 HOU 116 −25 6-91 Own 9 TD Patrick Mahomes passed for all 116 yards on the drive.
SD 11/30/1997 DEN 115 −17 25-98 Own 2 TD Craig Whelihan for the drive: 11/21, 109 yards, 1 sack.
TB 10/6/2003 IND 115 −30 12-85 Own 15 TD The Colts later came back from 35-14 down with 5:09 left.
HOU 10/2/2011 PIT 115 −20 19-95 Own 5 TD
CLE 11/15/1992 SD 114 −15 10-99 Own 1 TD
DAL 1/15/1995
NFC CHAMP
@SF 114 −25 14-89 Own 11 TD The Cowboys ran on 4 of their first 5 plays despite being down 17 in the 4th quarter.
WAS 10/31/1983 @SD 113 −20 12-93 Own 7 TD Video
SEA 9/29/2013 @HOU 113 −15 14-98 Own 2 TD
PHI 12/20/2014 @WAS 113 −20 15-93 Own 7 TD
NO 12/17/2001 STL Rams 112 −35 9-77 Own 23 TD
PHI 11/17/2002 ARI 112 −30 17-82 Own 18 TD
PIT 12/31/2006 @CIN 112 −15 14-97 Own 1 Fumble Willie Parker’s fumble on the 2 was recovered by Cincinnati in the end zone.
CLE 10/13/2008 NYG 112 −26 14-86 Own 13 TD First loss for the defending Super Bowl champions, who would start the season 11-1.
DAL 9/5/2012 @NYG 112 −30 8-82 Own 18 TD TD scored on 1st & 30; first NFL game played on a Wednesday since 1948.
NO 1/13/2019
NFC DIV
PHI 112 −20 18-92 Own 8 TD
TB 12/9/2001 DET 111 −20 11-91 Own 9 TD
ATL 10/12/2014 CHI 111 −25 7-86 Own 14 TD
OAK 11/5/2017 @MIA 111 −30 6-81 Own 19 TD
SF 1/3/1982
NFC DIV
NYG 110 −25 13-85 Own 15 TD First playoff drive of Joe Montana’s career; drive extended by Giants holding before 4th & 23 punt.
MIN 11/30/1986 TB 110 −20 13-90 Own 10 TD
NYG 12/27/1987 NYJ 110 −15 16-95 Own 5 TD
TEN Oilers 11/27/1997
TH’GIVING
@DAL 110 −20 21-90 Own 9 FG The longest drive (by time) in modern NFL history.
MIN 11/1/1998 @TB 110 −20 12-90 Own 10 TD Minnesota’s only loss of the regular season.
IND 10/27/2002 @WAS 110 −15 14-95 Own 5 TD
DAL 11/24/2002 JAX 110 −11 13-99 Own 1 TD
BUF 9/7/2003 NE 110 −20 15-90 Own 10 TD The Lawyer Milloy revenge game; drive extended by Patriots holding before 4th & 30 punt.
PIT 10/7/2007 SEA 110 −30 17-80 Own 20 TD
BAL 12/5/2010 PIT 110 −18 10-92 Own 8 TD
DAL 10/14/2012 @BAL 110 −30 18-80 Own 20 TD Dallas threw an incompletion on the 2-point conversion that would have tied the game, recovered the ensuing onside kick, then missed the game-winning 51-yard FG.

 

Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor-in-chief and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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