For the first time since Week #15 in 2012, there were three shutouts in the NFL in a week. The Chargers, Rams and Jags each shutout their opponents last week in Week #7. The Chargers and Rams defenses had their first shutouts since 2014, while the Jags got their first defensive shutout since 2006.
There are four NFL teams that have not had a defensive shutout this century. The Washington Redskins have the longest drought… they have not shutout an opponent since 1991.
Here is a look at the last time each of the 32 NFL teams shutout an opponent in a regular season game.
2009: Dallas, New York Giants, New York Jets
2010: Chicago, Green Bay, Houston, Tampa Bay
2011: Kansas City, Pittsburgh
2012: Atlanta, Oakland
2014: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Miami, Philadelphia
2015: Carolina, Seattle
2016: Buffalo, New England, San Francisco
2017: Baltimore, Jacksonville, L.A. Chargers, L.A. Rams, New Orleans
The most shutouts in an NFL week (since the merger of 1970) was Week #1 in 1977… there were five shutouts that week. The 1944 New York Giants and 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers hold the NFL record for most defensive shutouts in a season with five. Since the merger (1970), the Pittsburgh Steelers “D” has the most shutouts with 27.