Today’s Sports Stat: December 12, 2017


The NFL had a pair of high-scoring games last weekend; Pittsburgh defeated Baltimore, 39-38, and the Eagles got past the Rams, 43-35. It was the fourth and fifth games this season where both teams scored 35 or more points in the contest.

The last game played where both teams scored 40 or more points in an NFL regular season contest was December 18, 2016 when the Saints defeated the Cardinals, 48-41. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, there have been 25 NFL regular season games where both teams scored 40 or more points.

Of those 25 games, the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers have each played in five of those games, tied for most in the league. San Diego with four and the Lions, Seahawks and Redskins with three follow the Bengals and Packers. Green Bay and San Diego top the list with most games won when both teams score 40 points (since 1970) with three each; the Bengals with four top the list with most losses.

Eight current teams have never played in a regular season game where both teams scored 40 or more points: Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, New England, Raiders, Rams, San Francisco, Tampa Bay.

Although the Colts have not played in a regular season game where both teams topped the 40-point mark, they did play in one of the two playoff games since 1970 that had both teams tally 40. In 2009, Arizona defeated Green Bay, 51-45, in a playoff contest, while in 2013, the Colts topped Kansas City 45-44 in a post-season game.

 

 

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