Frequency of NFL playoff scores, 2000-2016

Sample size: 187 playoff games.

Show game type: Regular season | Playoff

Highest score by one team: 51 (January 10, 2010: Cardinals 51 vs. Packers 45)

Largest margin of victory: 41 (January 4, 2003: Jets 41 vs. Colts 0, January 14, 2001: Giants 41 vs. Vikings 0)

Lowest-scoring game total: 17 (January 18, 2004: Panthers 14 at Eagles 3)

Highest-scoring game total: 96 (January 10, 2010: Cardinals 51 vs. Packers 45)

Average home score: 25.1|Average away score: 20.6

JUMP TO: Margins of victory, Game totals, Team totals

Margin of victory, ordered

Margin Occurrence Cumulative pct.
1 or less 5 2.67%
2 or less 11 5.88%
3 or less 39 20.86%
4 or less 49 26.2%
5 or less 54 28.88%
6 or less 67 35.83%
7 or less 80 42.78%
8 or less 82 43.85%
9 or less 85 45.45%
10 or less 93 49.73%
11 or less 101 54.01%
12 or less 104 55.61%
13 or less 111 59.36%
14 or less 124 66.31%
15 or less 127 67.91%
16 or less 129 68.98%
17 or less 141 75.4%
18 or less 147 78.61%
19 or less 150 80.21%
20 or less 156 83.42%
21 or less 160 85.56%
22 or less 163 87.17%
23 or less 166 88.77%
25 or less 171 91.44%
27 or less 175 93.58%
28 or less 176 94.12%
30 or less 178 95.19%
31 or less 181 96.79%
34 or less 182 97.33%
35 or less 184 98.4%
38 or less 185 98.93%
41 or less 187 100%

Margin of victory, by frequency

Margin Occurrence Pct.
3 28 14.97%
6 13 6.95%
7 13 6.95%
14 13 6.95%
17 12 6.42%
4 10 5.35%
10 8 4.28%
11 8 4.28%
13 7 3.74%
2 6 3.21%
18 6 3.21%
20 6 3.21%
1 5 2.67%
5 5 2.67%
25 5 2.67%
21 4 2.14%
27 4 2.14%
9 3 1.6%
12 3 1.6%
15 3 1.6%
19 3 1.6%
22 3 1.6%
23 3 1.6%
31 3 1.6%
8 2 1.07%
16 2 1.07%
30 2 1.07%
35 2 1.07%
41 2 1.07%
28 1 0.53%
34 1 0.53%
38 1 0.53%

JUMP TO: Margins of victory, Game totals, Team totals

Game total scoring, ordered

Total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
17 or less 1 0.53%
19 or less 3 1.6%
21 or less 4 2.14%
23 or less 10 5.35%
24 or less 12 6.42%
26 or less 14 7.49%
27 or less 16 8.56%
29 or less 17 9.09%
30 or less 20 10.7%
31 or less 26 13.9%
32 or less 28 14.97%
33 or less 33 17.65%
34 or less 40 21.39%
35 or less 41 21.93%
36 or less 43 22.99%
37 or less 59 31.55%
38 or less 67 35.83%
39 or less 70 37.43%
40 or less 78 41.71%
41 or less 88 47.06%
42 or less 90 48.13%
43 or less 96 51.34%
44 or less 97 51.87%
45 or less 99 52.94%
46 or less 102 54.55%
47 or less 108 57.75%
48 or less 114 60.96%
49 or less 116 62.03%
50 or less 122 65.24%
51 or less 129 68.98%
52 or less 136 72.73%
53 or less 141 75.4%
54 or less 142 75.94%
55 or less 145 77.54%
56 or less 147 78.61%
57 or less 149 79.68%
58 or less 150 80.21%
59 or less 155 82.89%
60 or less 157 83.96%
61 or less 158 84.49%
62 or less 162 86.63%
64 or less 164 87.7%
65 or less 170 90.91%
66 or less 171 91.44%
68 or less 173 92.51%
69 or less 178 95.19%
72 or less 179 95.72%
73 or less 182 97.33%
76 or less 183 97.86%
77 or less 185 98.93%
89 or less 186 99.47%
96 or less 187 100%

Game total scoring, by frequency

Total Occurrence Pct.
37 16 8.56%
41 10 5.35%
38 8 4.28%
40 8 4.28%
34 7 3.74%
51 7 3.74%
52 7 3.74%
23 6 3.21%
31 6 3.21%
43 6 3.21%
47 6 3.21%
48 6 3.21%
50 6 3.21%
65 6 3.21%
33 5 2.67%
53 5 2.67%
59 5 2.67%
69 5 2.67%
62 4 2.14%
30 3 1.6%
39 3 1.6%
46 3 1.6%
55 3 1.6%
73 3 1.6%
19 2 1.07%
24 2 1.07%
26 2 1.07%
27 2 1.07%
32 2 1.07%
36 2 1.07%
42 2 1.07%
45 2 1.07%
49 2 1.07%
56 2 1.07%
57 2 1.07%
60 2 1.07%
64 2 1.07%
68 2 1.07%
77 2 1.07%
17 1 0.53%
21 1 0.53%
29 1 0.53%
35 1 0.53%
44 1 0.53%
54 1 0.53%
58 1 0.53%
61 1 0.53%
66 1 0.53%
72 1 0.53%
76 1 0.53%
89 1 0.53%
96 1 0.53%

JUMP TO: Margins of victory, Game totals, Team totals

Game team scoring, ordered

Team total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
No score 5 1.34%
2 or less 6 1.6%
3 or less 15 4.01%
6 or less 20 5.35%
7 or less 24 6.42%
8 or less 26 6.95%
9 or less 30 8.02%
10 or less 50 13.37%
11 or less 51 13.64%
12 or less 53 14.17%
13 or less 62 16.58%
14 or less 81 21.66%
15 or less 85 22.73%
16 or less 97 25.94%
17 or less 127 33.96%
18 or less 132 35.29%
19 or less 135 36.1%
20 or less 162 43.32%
21 or less 180 48.13%
22 or less 182 48.66%
23 or less 199 53.21%
24 or less 230 61.5%
25 or less 233 62.3%
26 or less 240 64.17%
27 or less 258 68.98%
28 or less 271 72.46%
29 or less 279 74.6%
30 or less 287 76.74%
31 or less 307 82.09%
32 or less 310 82.89%
33 or less 315 84.22%
34 or less 327 87.43%
35 or less 333 89.04%
36 or less 338 90.37%
37 or less 340 90.91%
38 or less 346 92.51%
39 or less 348 93.05%
41 or less 355 94.92%
42 or less 356 95.19%
43 or less 358 95.72%
44 or less 360 96.26%
45 or less 368 98.4%
47 or less 369 98.66%
48 or less 371 99.2%
49 or less 373 99.73%
51 or less 374 100%

Game team scoring, by frequency

Team total Occurrence Pct.
24 31 8.29%
17 30 8.02%
20 27 7.22%
10 20 5.35%
31 20 5.35%
14 19 5.08%
21 18 4.81%
27 18 4.81%
23 17 4.55%
28 13 3.48%
16 12 3.21%
34 12 3.21%
3 9 2.41%
13 9 2.41%
29 8 2.14%
30 8 2.14%
45 8 2.14%
26 7 1.87%
41 7 1.87%
35 6 1.6%
38 6 1.6%
0 5 1.34%
6 5 1.34%
18 5 1.34%
33 5 1.34%
36 5 1.34%
7 4 1.07%
9 4 1.07%
15 4 1.07%
19 3 0.8%
25 3 0.8%
32 3 0.8%
8 2 0.53%
12 2 0.53%
22 2 0.53%
37 2 0.53%
39 2 0.53%
43 2 0.53%
44 2 0.53%
48 2 0.53%
49 2 0.53%
2 1 0.27%
11 1 0.27%
42 1 0.27%
47 1 0.27%
51 1 0.27%

JUMP TO: Margins of victory, Game totals, Team totals