The top 5 highest-scoring games in NFL history all featured over 100 points scored per game. These NFL matches took place between 1948 and 2018.
The highest scoring NFL game took place on 27 November 1966 between then Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at the District of Columbia Stadium. A total of 113 points were scored on that historic day.
Greetings and salutations NFL fans! It's time for another top 10 countdown – this time we’re tackling the top 10 highest NFL games of all time. Many of these fantastic records have stood the test of time.
We begin at #10 and work our way down to #1 in this exciting NFL article. Can you guess what the all-time highest scoring game in NFL history was - and will the record points total fall in 2021?
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10) Arizona Cardinals vs Green Bay Packers – 10 January 2010
On Sunday, 10 January 2010, at 4:30 PM, the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers locked horns in the playoffs. They played at the University of Phoenix Stadium, with a crowd of 61,926 people.
The score: Arizona Cardinals 51 – 45 Green Bay Packers. Both teams were 11-6 coming into the game.
9) Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Colts – 22 October 1950
On Sunday, 22 October 1950, the Los Angeles Rams (4-2) took on the Baltimore Colts (0-5) in what was to be an epic match. This was week 6 of the NFL, and the score was Los Angeles Rams 70 – 27 Baltimore Colts.
At the time, the Baltimore Colts were certainly NFL betting underdogs, and the results were telling.
8) Chicago Cardinals vs New York Giants – 17 October 1948
Here's another epic NFL match. The New York Giants (1-3) prepared to do battle against the Chicago Cardinals (3-1) in week 5. The two teams squared off on 17 October 1948 at the Polo Grounds Stadium.
The crowd attendance was 35,584, and the result was New York Giants 35 – 63 Chicago Cardinals. Clearly, the Cardinals were flying circles around the Giants!
7) San Diego Chargers vs Pittsburgh Steelers – 8 December 1985
The fabulous 80s were a great time for football. During week 14 of the NFL, the San Diego Chargers (7-7) squared off against the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8).
The teams played on 8 December 1985, at the Jack Murphy Stadium, at 9 PM. The result: San Diego Chargers 54 – 44 Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a brutal matchup!
6) Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys – 6 October 2013
The Dallas Cowboys (2-3) squared off against the formidable Denver Broncos (5-0) in week five of the NFL, on 6 October 2013. It was an epic football matchup!
The teams played 6 October 2013 at the AT&T Stadium, with a crowd attendance of 92,758 fans. The Broncos narrowly defeated the Cowboys in this blistering football extravaganza. The result: Dallas Cowboys 48 – 51 Denver Broncos.
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5) New Orleans Saints vs New York Giants – 1 November 2015
Rewind to 1 November 2015, during week 8 of the NFL. This matchup went the distance as two evenly-matched teams faced off against one another.
The New Orleans Saints (4-4) hosted the New York Giants (4-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with a crowd attendance of 73,019 adoring fans.
Suffice it to say, this match didn't disappoint as it went down to the wire: New Orleans Saints 52 – 49 New York Giants.
4) San Francisco 49ers vs Brooklyn Dodgers – 21 November 1948
The San Francisco 49ers took on the Brooklyn Dodgers on 21 November 1948, during week 13 of the AAFC (All-America Football Conference).
It was a lopsided contest, as the Brooklyn Dodgers (2-10) were clear underdogs heading into this match up with the powerful San Francisco 49ers (11-1).
The teams kicked off on 21 November 1948, at Ebbets Field Stadium as a crowd of 9,336 players cheered on the teams. The result: Brooklyn Dodgers 40 – 63 San Francisco 49ers.
3) Los Angeles Rams vs Kansas City Chiefs – 19 November 2018
NFL week 11 was crunch time for two evenly matched teams on 19 November 2018. The Los Angeles Rams (10-1) prepared to do battle against the Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with a crowd of 77,002 adoring fans.
It was extremely tight, with the game going down to the wire. Ultimately, the home team prevailed: Los Angeles Rams 54 – 51 Kansas City Chiefs.
2) Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns – 28 November 2004
Two Ohio-based NFL teams battled for dominance during week 12 of the 2004 NFL season.
The better team – the Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) were getting ready to bear their fangs against the Cleveland Browns (3-8) at Paul Brown Stadium on 28 November 2004. A sizeable crowd of 65,677 fans watched in eager anticipation.
The result: Cincinnati Bengals 58-48 Cleveland Browns. The Bengals were leading every quarter, for a well-deserved win! A whopping 106 points were scored in this match.
1) Washington Redskins vs New York Giants – 27 November 1966
Rewind to 1966, during week 12 of the NFL. Then Washington Redskins (6-6) – clear favorites in this NFL matchup prepared to take on the New York Giants (1-9-1) at the District of Columbia Stadium.
The match played out on the 27 November 1966. As expected, Washington completely dominated. The result Washington Redskins 72-41 York Giants. Would you believe that a total of 113 points were scored in this NFL match?!
Highest Scoring NFL Game 2020:
During the 2020 NFL season the teams didn't even get close to the top 10, with the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Tennessee Titans averaging around 31.6, 30.1, and 30.0 points per game respectively...
Imagine what it would have been like to officiate one of these record-breaking matchups? All that tension… all those power plays. Fortunately, you get plenty of cash on an NFL referee salary - feel free to take a look!
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FIRST PUBLISHED: 4th January 2021