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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#97) When was the last time your team scored 50-plus points in a game?

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In the 2012 season, there were eight games in which a team scored 50 or more points. Two teams, New England and Seattle, had two games each with 50-plus points; the Seahawks actually topped the 50-point mark in consecutive weeks (December 9 and 16).

The eight games with a team scoring 50 or more points was the second most in a season since teams scored 50 or above in 10 games in 1966 (the first year of the Super Bowl era).

There are a couple of interesting notes about teams that scored 50-plus last seasons:

  • Although the Seahawks scored 50-plus in two straight weeks, when they scored 58 in their shutout of the Arizona Cardinals on December 9, it was Seattle’s first game with 50 or more points since 1983, an almost 30-year wait.
  • The New York Giants defeated the New Orleans Saints 52-27 on December 9. It was their first game with 50-plus points since 1986.
  • The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens topped the 50-point mark on November 11 last season with a 55-20 win over Oakland. It was the Ravens’ first game with 50-plus points in their franchise history.
  • The Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Bucs both have not scored 50 or more points in their franchises’ histories.

Following is a look at the last time each team has scored 50 or more points in a game.

Last year team scored 50-plus points in a game, Teams

Never: Houston, Tampa Bay
1963: Denver

1984: Pittsburgh

1990: Tennessee

1993: Dallas

1995: Miami

1997: Detroit

1998: Atlanta, Minnesota

2000: Jacksonville, St. Louis

2002: Carolina

2003: San Francisco

2004: Kansas City, Cincinnati, Indianapolis

2005: Washington

2007: Cleveland

2008: New York Jets, Buffalo, San Diego

2010: Arizona, Oakland, Philadelphia

2011: New Orleans

2012: New England, Chicago, Seattle, Baltimore, New York Giants, Green Bay

Since 1966, there have been 114 regular season games and nine playoff games where a team has scored 50 or more points. The last time a team scored 50 in a playoff game was on January 10, 2010 when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers, 51-45.

Since ’66, the Dallas Cowboys have had the most games with 50-plus points, 10. Here’s a look at the teams that have scored 50 or more in five or more games since 1966 (includes regular season and playoff games).

Games with 50-plus points

10: Dallas

9: New England

8: Cincinnati, Oakland

7: San Diego, San Francisco

6: Buffalo, Indianapolis, Minnesota

5: Green Bay, St. Louis, Washington

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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#56) How many wins will get an NFL team in the playoffs?

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Since 1990, when the NFL went to six teams from each conference making the playoffs, there have been 276 teams that have played in the NFL playoffs. Here’s a breakdown of the number of regular season wins by each of those teams.

7 wins: 1 team… Seattle in 2010 (0.4 percent)
8 wins: 9 teams (3.3 percent)
9 wins: 42 teams (15.2 percent)
10 wins: 70 teams (25.4 percent)
11 wins: 58 wins (21.0 percent)
12 wins: 44 teams (15.9 percent)
13 wins: 35 teams (12.7 percent)
14 wins: 13 teams (4.7 percent)
15 wins: 3 teams… Minnesota in 1998; Pittsburgh in 2004; Green Bay in 2011 (1.1 percent)
16 wins: 1 team… New England in 2007 (0.4 percent)

Here’s a breakdown of how many teams with 8 or more wins in the regular season since 1990 made the playoffs.

8 wins: 86 teams won 8 games; 9 made the playoffs; 77 did not… 10.5%
9 wins: 81 teams won 9 games; 42 made the playoffs; 39 did not… 51.9%
10 wins: 78 teams won 10 games; 70 made the playoffs; 8 did not… 89.7%
11 wins: 59 teams won 11 games; 58 made the playoffs; 1 did not… 98.3%
12 wins: 44 teams won 12 games; 44 teams made the playoffs… 100%
13 wins: 35 teams won 13 games; 35 teams made the playoffs… 100%
14 wins: 13 teams won 14 games; 13 teams made the playoffs… 100%
15 wins: 3 teams won 15 games; 3 teams made the playoffs… 100%
16 wins: 1 team won 16 games; 1 team made the playoffs… 100%

Here’s a few more interesting stats:

* 96.1% of the teams that won 10 or more games since 1990 made the playoffs.

* New England is the only team since 1990 to win 11 games in the regular season and not make the playoffs.

You want a sure thing? It looks like 12 wins is that sure thing. Teams have a great chance with 10 or 11 wins. Nine wins? Teams have about a 50-50 chance.

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NBA teams that miss the playoffs with winning records

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If the NBA season ended today, two teams, Phoenix and Utah, would miss the playoffs even though they have a winning record (Phoenix is 31-29; Utah is 31-30). In league history, 26 teams with a regular season winning record did not make the playoffs. In the 1970-71 NBA season, three teams (Boston, Detroit and Phoenix) missed the playoffs yet had a regular season winning percentage over .500; that’s the most teams that have missed the playoffs in a season with winning records.

Six different teams have missed the playoffs two or more times when they finished the regular season with a winning record. Houston tops the list with five; they are followed by Golden State with four, Phoenix with three, and Cleveland, Seattle and Washington with two each.

Following are the times when teams with regular season winning records (over .500) did not make the playoffs.

Winning percentage, team, season

.598     Phoenix, 1971-72

.585     Phoenix, 1970-71… Golden State, 2007-08

.573     Seattle, 1971-72

.561     Phoenix, 2008-09

.549     Detroit, 1970-71… Golden State, 1981-82… Kansas City, 1982-83… Houston, 2000-01

.537     Boston, 1970-71… Golden State, 1973-74… Seattle, 2000-01… Minnesota, 2004-05

.524     Golden State, 1977-78… San Diego, 1978-79… Houston, 2002-03… Houston, 2010-11

.520     Charlotte, 1999-2000

.512     Portland, 1981-82… Washington, 1982-83…. Houston, 1991-92… Cleveland, 1996-97… Washington, 1997-98… Utah, 2003-04… Cleveland, 2004-05… Houston, 2009-10

Did you know? Of the teams that missed the playoffs with regular season winning records, 48% of those teams did make the playoffs the following year. The Golden State Warriors are the only NBA team to miss the playoffs with a winning record one year and then win the NBA title the following season. They won the NBA title in 1975 after missing the 1974 playoffs with a 44-38 record (.537 winning percentage) the previous year.