Frequency of NFL regular-season scores, 2000-2016

Sample size: 4336 regular-season games.

Show game type: Regular season | Playoff

Highest score by one team: 62 (October 23, 2011: Saints 62 vs. Colts 7)

Largest margin of victory: 59 (October 18, 2009: Patriots 59 vs. Titans 0)

Lowest-scoring game total: 3 (November 26, 2007: Steelers 3 vs. Dolphins 0)

Highest-scoring game total: 106 (November 28, 2004: Bengals 58 vs. Browns 48)

Average home score: 23|Average away score: 20.5

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Margin of victory, ordered

Margin Occurrence Cumulative pct.
Tie game 7 0.16%
1 or less 178 4.11%
2 or less 340 7.84%
3 or less 998 23.02%
4 or less 1216 28.04%
5 or less 1355 31.25%
6 or less 1601 36.92%
7 or less 2015 46.47%
8 or less 2165 49.93%
9 or less 2232 51.48%
10 or less 2485 57.31%
11 or less 2595 59.85%
12 or less 2659 61.32%
13 or less 2799 64.55%
14 or less 3000 69.19%
15 or less 3063 70.64%
16 or less 3148 72.6%
17 or less 3288 75.83%
18 or less 3392 78.23%
19 or less 3442 79.38%
20 or less 3537 81.57%
21 or less 3671 84.66%
22 or less 3714 85.65%
23 or less 3752 86.53%
24 or less 3852 88.84%
25 or less 3897 89.88%
26 or less 3923 90.48%
27 or less 3988 91.97%
28 or less 4069 93.84%
29 or less 4096 94.46%
30 or less 4119 95%
31 or less 4171 96.19%
32 or less 4193 96.7%
33 or less 4207 97.02%
34 or less 4233 97.62%
35 or less 4258 98.2%
36 or less 4262 98.29%
37 or less 4274 98.57%
38 or less 4297 99.1%
39 or less 4299 99.15%
40 or less 4303 99.24%
41 or less 4312 99.45%
42 or less 4317 99.56%
43 or less 4319 99.61%
44 or less 4320 99.63%
45 or less 4326 99.77%
46 or less 4328 99.82%
48 or less 4330 99.86%
49 or less 4332 99.91%
52 or less 4333 99.93%
55 or less 4334 99.95%
58 or less 4335 99.98%
59 or less 4336 100%

Margin of victory, by frequency

Margin Occurrence Pct.
3 658 15.18%
7 414 9.55%
10 253 5.83%
6 246 5.67%
4 218 5.03%
14 201 4.64%
1 171 3.94%
2 162 3.74%
8 150 3.46%
13 140 3.23%
17 140 3.23%
5 139 3.21%
21 134 3.09%
11 110 2.54%
18 104 2.4%
24 100 2.31%
20 95 2.19%
16 85 1.96%
28 81 1.87%
9 67 1.55%
27 65 1.5%
12 64 1.48%
15 63 1.45%
31 52 1.2%
19 50 1.15%
25 45 1.04%
22 43 0.99%
23 38 0.88%
29 27 0.62%
26 26 0.6%
34 26 0.6%
35 25 0.58%
30 23 0.53%
38 23 0.53%
32 22 0.51%
33 14 0.32%
37 12 0.28%
41 9 0.21%
0 7 0.16%
45 6 0.14%
42 5 0.12%
36 4 0.09%
40 4 0.09%
39 2 0.05%
43 2 0.05%
46 2 0.05%
48 2 0.05%
49 2 0.05%
44 1 0.02%
52 1 0.02%
55 1 0.02%
58 1 0.02%
59 1 0.02%

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Game total scoring, ordered

Total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
3 or less 1 0.02%
6 or less 2 0.05%
8 or less 3 0.07%
9 or less 9 0.21%
10 or less 13 0.3%
12 or less 20 0.46%
13 or less 39 0.9%
14 or less 40 0.92%
15 or less 56 1.29%
16 or less 98 2.26%
17 or less 115 2.65%
18 or less 118 2.72%
19 or less 153 3.53%
20 or less 183 4.22%
21 or less 201 4.64%
22 or less 240 5.54%
23 or less 336 7.75%
24 or less 377 8.69%
25 or less 408 9.41%
26 or less 473 10.91%
27 or less 584 13.47%
28 or less 616 14.21%
29 or less 697 16.07%
30 or less 821 18.93%
31 or less 903 20.83%
32 or less 960 22.14%
33 or less 1094 25.23%
34 or less 1205 27.79%
35 or less 1276 29.43%
36 or less 1373 31.67%
37 or less 1533 35.36%
38 or less 1627 37.52%
39 or less 1708 39.39%
40 or less 1846 42.57%
41 or less 2020 46.59%
42 or less 2078 47.92%
43 or less 2231 51.45%
44 or less 2400 55.35%
45 or less 2513 57.96%
46 or less 2590 59.73%
47 or less 2727 62.89%
48 or less 2852 65.77%
49 or less 2928 67.53%
50 or less 3022 69.7%
51 or less 3177 73.27%
52 or less 3266 75.32%
53 or less 3330 76.8%
54 or less 3419 78.85%
55 or less 3537 81.57%
56 or less 3570 82.33%
57 or less 3645 84.06%
58 or less 3720 85.79%
59 or less 3772 86.99%
60 or less 3794 87.5%
61 or less 3863 89.09%
62 or less 3919 90.38%
63 or less 3950 91.1%
64 or less 3984 91.88%
65 or less 4040 93.17%
66 or less 4076 94%
67 or less 4092 94.37%
68 or less 4118 94.97%
69 or less 4159 95.92%
70 or less 4175 96.29%
71 or less 4197 96.79%
72 or less 4213 97.16%
73 or less 4235 97.67%
74 or less 4244 97.88%
75 or less 4260 98.25%
76 or less 4269 98.45%
77 or less 4277 98.64%
78 or less 4283 98.78%
79 or less 4293 99.01%
80 or less 4303 99.24%
81 or less 4305 99.29%
82 or less 4308 99.35%
83 or less 4313 99.47%
84 or less 4315 99.52%
85 or less 4320 99.63%
86 or less 4323 99.7%
87 or less 4326 99.77%
88 or less 4328 99.82%
89 or less 4330 99.86%
90 or less 4331 99.88%
91 or less 4332 99.91%
96 or less 4333 99.93%
99 or less 4334 99.95%
101 or less 4335 99.98%
106 or less 4336 100%

Game total scoring, by frequency

Total Occurrence Pct.
41 174 4.01%
44 169 3.9%
37 160 3.69%
51 155 3.57%
43 153 3.53%
40 138 3.18%
47 137 3.16%
33 134 3.09%
48 125 2.88%
30 124 2.86%
55 118 2.72%
45 113 2.61%
27 111 2.56%
34 111 2.56%
36 97 2.24%
23 96 2.21%
38 94 2.17%
50 94 2.17%
52 89 2.05%
54 89 2.05%
31 82 1.89%
29 81 1.87%
39 81 1.87%
46 77 1.78%
49 76 1.75%
57 75 1.73%
58 75 1.73%
35 71 1.64%
61 69 1.59%
26 65 1.5%
53 64 1.48%
42 58 1.34%
32 57 1.31%
62 56 1.29%
65 56 1.29%
59 52 1.2%
16 42 0.97%
24 41 0.95%
69 41 0.95%
22 39 0.9%
66 36 0.83%
19 35 0.81%
64 34 0.78%
56 33 0.76%
28 32 0.74%
25 31 0.71%
63 31 0.71%
20 30 0.69%
68 26 0.6%
60 22 0.51%
71 22 0.51%
73 22 0.51%
13 19 0.44%
21 18 0.42%
17 17 0.39%
15 16 0.37%
67 16 0.37%
70 16 0.37%
72 16 0.37%
75 16 0.37%
79 10 0.23%
80 10 0.23%
74 9 0.21%
76 9 0.21%
77 8 0.18%
12 7 0.16%
9 6 0.14%
78 6 0.14%
83 5 0.12%
85 5 0.12%
10 4 0.09%
18 3 0.07%
82 3 0.07%
86 3 0.07%
87 3 0.07%
81 2 0.05%
84 2 0.05%
88 2 0.05%
89 2 0.05%
3 1 0.02%
6 1 0.02%
8 1 0.02%
14 1 0.02%
90 1 0.02%
91 1 0.02%
96 1 0.02%
99 1 0.02%
101 1 0.02%
106 1 0.02%

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Game team scoring, ordered

Team total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
No score 120 1.38%
2 or less 121 1.4%
3 or less 327 3.77%
5 or less 330 3.81%
6 or less 508 5.86%
7 or less 806 9.29%
8 or less 819 9.44%
9 or less 934 10.77%
10 or less 1402 16.17%
11 or less 1419 16.36%
12 or less 1495 17.24%
13 or less 1967 22.68%
14 or less 2332 26.89%
15 or less 2409 27.78%
16 or less 2697 31.1%
17 or less 3299 38.04%
18 or less 3361 38.76%
19 or less 3548 40.91%
20 or less 4150 47.86%
21 or less 4481 51.67%
22 or less 4602 53.07%
23 or less 4997 57.62%
24 or less 5566 64.18%
25 or less 5648 65.13%
26 or less 5839 67.33%
27 or less 6328 72.97%
28 or less 6586 75.95%
29 or less 6668 76.89%
30 or less 6907 79.65%
31 or less 7297 84.14%
32 or less 7341 84.65%
33 or less 7445 85.85%
34 or less 7729 89.13%
35 or less 7860 90.64%
36 or less 7907 91.18%
37 or less 8025 92.54%
38 or less 8216 94.74%
39 or less 8237 94.98%
40 or less 8273 95.4%
41 or less 8376 96.59%
42 or less 8431 97.22%
43 or less 8450 97.44%
44 or less 8486 97.86%
45 or less 8544 98.52%
46 or less 8547 98.56%
47 or less 8557 98.67%
48 or less 8595 99.11%
49 or less 8624 99.45%
50 or less 8626 99.47%
51 or less 8637 99.6%
52 or less 8649 99.73%
53 or less 8650 99.75%
54 or less 8653 99.78%
55 or less 8658 99.84%
56 or less 8664 99.91%
57 or less 8665 99.92%
58 or less 8667 99.94%
59 or less 8671 99.99%
62 or less 8672 100%

Game team scoring, by frequency

Team total Occurrence Pct.
17 602 6.94%
20 602 6.94%
24 569 6.56%
27 489 5.64%
13 472 5.44%
10 468 5.4%
23 395 4.55%
31 390 4.5%
14 365 4.21%
21 331 3.82%
7 298 3.44%
16 288 3.32%
34 284 3.27%
28 258 2.98%
30 239 2.76%
3 206 2.38%
26 191 2.2%
38 191 2.2%
19 187 2.16%
6 178 2.05%
35 131 1.51%
22 121 1.4%
0 120 1.38%
37 118 1.36%
9 115 1.33%
33 104 1.2%
41 103 1.19%
25 82 0.95%
29 82 0.95%
15 77 0.89%
12 76 0.88%
18 62 0.71%
45 58 0.67%
42 55 0.63%
36 47 0.54%
32 44 0.51%
48 38 0.44%
40 36 0.42%
44 36 0.42%
49 29 0.33%
39 21 0.24%
43 19 0.22%
11 17 0.2%
8 13 0.15%
52 12 0.14%
51 11 0.13%
47 10 0.12%
56 6 0.07%
55 5 0.06%
59 4 0.05%
5 3 0.03%
46 3 0.03%
54 3 0.03%
50 2 0.02%
58 2 0.02%
2 1 0.01%
53 1 0.01%
57 1 0.01%
62 1 0.01%

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