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What is the most points ever scored in an NFL game?

When an NFL game gets to 100 points you know it's been a busy one, but which two teams were involved in the highest points total? We have a look...

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What is the most poinst scored ever in an NFL game?
Jake RothUSA TODAY Sports

In Week 16 of the 2021 NFL campaign we say the Dallas Cowboys demolish old rivals Washington 56-14. A total scoreline of 70 is very impressive and not a regular occurence. But it got us thinking, ‘what is the highest combined score of all time in the league?’ Time to dust off the AS gridiron history books and, as it turns out, no one in the current team was alive when the event took place.

Highest NFL score: Washington vs Giants, Nov 1966

Curiously, the fact that Washington’s big defeat triggered our question didn’t lead us to expect them to be involved in the largest total game score. This time, however, they were convincing winners...and they were also in their old guise of the Redskins.

The New York Giants were on the wrong end of this monster score of 72-41 (113 total) back on 27 November 1966, a season in which the Big Apple team should’ve been called the NY Minnows. They won just a single game that year and were actually flattered by this scoreline, having been trailing 34-7 at half-time.

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Other high scoring NFL games

Second in the list of high scoring games comes significantly more recently. At the end of November 2004, the Cincinnati Bengals played out a tight affair with the Cleveland Browns, winning it 58-48 (106 total). The excitement went right to the end with the Browns leading by four inside the final 10 minutes.

Just a single point behind, on 105 total, comes the 2018 clash between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs. As you may remember, that season saw Patrick Mahomes named MVP but on 19 November he was unable to match the brilliance of the Rams’ Jared Goff who threw four touchdowns and for a total of 413 yards. What a game that was, going to the wire, and the Chiefs losing out 54-51. Interestingly the Kansas team were on the wrong end of another big one (51-48) to the Seattle Seahawks in November 1983.

Here’s a list of Top 10 highest scoring games (all came during regular season):

Highest NFL scores:

Rank

Points scored

Score

Winning team

Losing team

Date

Source: Wiki

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