Today’s Sportstat: November 19, 2018 (Bonus)

With their 48-7 win over the defending Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New Orleans Saints became only the eighth team since 1970 (the AFC-NFC merger) to win consecutive games by a margin of 35 points or more. Prior to beating the Eagles, the Saints defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 51-14, a 37-point drubbing.

Here are the eight times since 1970 that teams won consecutive games by a margin of 35 points or more.

Detroit Lions: Sept. 20, 1970 (won by 40 points) and Sept. 27, 1970 (won by 35 points).

Atlanta Falcons: Oct. 14, 1973 (won by 55 points) and Oct. 21, 1973 (won by 40 points).

Dallas Cowboys: Sept. 24, 1973 (won by 37 points) and Sept. 30, 1973 (won by 35 points).

Washington Redskins: Sept. 21, 1975 (won by 38 points) and Sept. 28, 1975 (won by 36 points).

Chicago Bears: Nov. 17, 1985 (won by 44 points) and Nov. 24, 1985 (won by 36 points).

Kansas City Chiefs: Dec. 1, 2002 (won by 39 points) and Dec. 8, 2002 (won by 49 points).

Seattle Seahawks: Dec. 5, 2005 (won by 42 points) and Dec. 11, 2005 (won by 38 points).

New Orleans Saints: Nov. 11, 2018 (won by 37 points) and Nov. 18, 2018 (won by 41 points).

Of the seven teams prior to the Saints to accomplish this feat, two played in the Super Bowl that season: The Bears in 1985 (they won the Super Bowl that year) and the 2005 Seahawks (they lost in the Super Bowl that year).

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