Frequency of NFL playoff scores, 2000-2018

Sample size: 209 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: 13 (January 7, 2018: Jaguars 10 vs. Bills 3)

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

Average home score: 25|Average away score: 20.7

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Margin of victory, ordered

Margin Occurrence Cumulative pct.
1 or less 7 3.35%
2 or less 14 6.7%
3 or less 44 21.05%
4 or less 55 26.32%
5 or less 63 30.14%
6 or less 79 37.8%
7 or less 93 44.5%
8 or less 97 46.41%
9 or less 100 47.85%
10 or less 109 52.15%
11 or less 117 55.98%
12 or less 120 57.42%
13 or less 129 61.72%
14 or less 143 68.42%
15 or less 146 69.86%
16 or less 148 70.81%
17 or less 160 76.56%
18 or less 167 79.9%
19 or less 170 81.34%
20 or less 176 84.21%
21 or less 181 86.6%
22 or less 184 88.04%
23 or less 187 89.47%
25 or less 192 91.87%
27 or less 196 93.78%
28 or less 197 94.26%
30 or less 199 95.22%
31 or less 203 97.13%
34 or less 204 97.61%
35 or less 206 98.56%
38 or less 207 99.04%
41 or less 209 100%

Margin of victory, by frequency

Margin Occurrence Pct.
3 30 14.35%
6 16 7.66%
7 14 6.7%
14 14 6.7%
17 12 5.74%
4 11 5.26%
10 9 4.31%
13 9 4.31%
5 8 3.83%
11 8 3.83%
1 7 3.35%
2 7 3.35%
18 7 3.35%
20 6 2.87%
21 5 2.39%
25 5 2.39%
8 4 1.91%
27 4 1.91%
31 4 1.91%
9 3 1.44%
12 3 1.44%
15 3 1.44%
19 3 1.44%
22 3 1.44%
23 3 1.44%
16 2 0.96%
30 2 0.96%
35 2 0.96%
41 2 0.96%
28 1 0.48%
34 1 0.48%
38 1 0.48%

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Game total scoring, ordered

Total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
13 or less 1 0.48%
16 or less 2 0.96%
17 or less 3 1.44%
19 or less 5 2.39%
21 or less 6 2.87%
23 or less 12 5.74%
24 or less 14 6.7%
25 or less 15 7.18%
26 or less 17 8.13%
27 or less 19 9.09%
28 or less 20 9.57%
29 or less 21 10.05%
30 or less 24 11.48%
31 or less 31 14.83%
32 or less 33 15.79%
33 or less 38 18.18%
34 or less 46 22.01%
35 or less 47 22.49%
36 or less 49 23.44%
37 or less 65 31.1%
38 or less 73 34.93%
39 or less 77 36.84%
40 or less 86 41.15%
41 or less 96 45.93%
42 or less 98 46.89%
43 or less 105 50.24%
44 or less 108 51.67%
45 or less 111 53.11%
46 or less 115 55.02%
47 or less 121 57.89%
48 or less 127 60.77%
49 or less 131 62.68%
50 or less 137 65.55%
51 or less 144 68.9%
52 or less 152 72.73%
53 or less 158 75.6%
54 or less 159 76.08%
55 or less 162 77.51%
56 or less 164 78.47%
57 or less 167 79.9%
58 or less 168 80.38%
59 or less 173 82.78%
60 or less 175 83.73%
61 or less 176 84.21%
62 or less 180 86.12%
64 or less 182 87.08%
65 or less 188 89.95%
66 or less 189 90.43%
68 or less 192 91.87%
69 or less 198 94.74%
72 or less 199 95.22%
73 or less 202 96.65%
74 or less 203 97.13%
76 or less 204 97.61%
77 or less 206 98.56%
87 or less 207 99.04%
89 or less 208 99.52%
96 or less 209 100%

Game total scoring, by frequency

Total Occurrence Pct.
37 16 7.66%
41 10 4.78%
40 9 4.31%
34 8 3.83%
38 8 3.83%
52 8 3.83%
31 7 3.35%
43 7 3.35%
51 7 3.35%
23 6 2.87%
47 6 2.87%
48 6 2.87%
50 6 2.87%
53 6 2.87%
65 6 2.87%
69 6 2.87%
33 5 2.39%
59 5 2.39%
39 4 1.91%
46 4 1.91%
49 4 1.91%
62 4 1.91%
30 3 1.44%
44 3 1.44%
45 3 1.44%
55 3 1.44%
57 3 1.44%
68 3 1.44%
73 3 1.44%
19 2 0.96%
24 2 0.96%
26 2 0.96%
27 2 0.96%
32 2 0.96%
36 2 0.96%
42 2 0.96%
56 2 0.96%
60 2 0.96%
64 2 0.96%
77 2 0.96%
13 1 0.48%
16 1 0.48%
17 1 0.48%
21 1 0.48%
25 1 0.48%
28 1 0.48%
29 1 0.48%
35 1 0.48%
54 1 0.48%
58 1 0.48%
61 1 0.48%
66 1 0.48%
72 1 0.48%
74 1 0.48%
76 1 0.48%
87 1 0.48%
89 1 0.48%
96 1 0.48%

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Game team scoring, ordered

Team total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
No score 5 1.2%
2 or less 6 1.44%
3 or less 17 4.07%
6 or less 22 5.26%
7 or less 28 6.7%
8 or less 30 7.18%
9 or less 34 8.13%
10 or less 56 13.4%
11 or less 57 13.64%
12 or less 59 14.11%
13 or less 71 16.99%
14 or less 92 22.01%
15 or less 98 23.44%
16 or less 111 26.56%
17 or less 142 33.97%
18 or less 147 35.17%
19 or less 150 35.89%
20 or less 179 42.82%
21 or less 199 47.61%
22 or less 204 48.8%
23 or less 223 53.35%
24 or less 257 61.48%
25 or less 260 62.2%
26 or less 270 64.59%
27 or less 288 68.9%
28 or less 302 72.25%
29 or less 311 74.4%
30 or less 320 76.56%
31 or less 343 82.06%
32 or less 346 82.78%
33 or less 352 84.21%
34 or less 364 87.08%
35 or less 371 88.76%
36 or less 376 89.95%
37 or less 379 90.67%
38 or less 386 92.34%
39 or less 388 92.82%
41 or less 397 94.98%
42 or less 399 95.45%
43 or less 401 95.93%
44 or less 403 96.41%
45 or less 412 98.56%
47 or less 413 98.8%
48 or less 415 99.28%
49 or less 417 99.76%
51 or less 418 100%

Game team scoring, by frequency

Team total Occurrence Pct.
24 34 8.13%
17 31 7.42%
20 29 6.94%
31 23 5.5%
10 22 5.26%
14 21 5.02%
21 20 4.78%
23 19 4.55%
27 18 4.31%
28 14 3.35%
16 13 3.11%
13 12 2.87%
34 12 2.87%
3 11 2.63%
26 10 2.39%
29 9 2.15%
30 9 2.15%
41 9 2.15%
45 9 2.15%
35 7 1.67%
38 7 1.67%
7 6 1.44%
15 6 1.44%
33 6 1.44%
0 5 1.2%
6 5 1.2%
18 5 1.2%
22 5 1.2%
36 5 1.2%
9 4 0.96%
19 3 0.72%
25 3 0.72%
32 3 0.72%
37 3 0.72%
8 2 0.48%
12 2 0.48%
39 2 0.48%
42 2 0.48%
43 2 0.48%
44 2 0.48%
48 2 0.48%
49 2 0.48%
2 1 0.24%
11 1 0.24%
47 1 0.24%
51 1 0.24%

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