Frequency of NFL playoff scores, 2000-2020

Sample size: 233 playoff games.

Show game type: Regular season | Playoff

Highest score by one team: 51 (January 10, 2010: Cardinals 51 vs. Packers 45, January 12, 2020: Chiefs 51 vs. Texans 31)

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: 25.1|Average away score: 20.9

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Margin of victory, ordered

Margin Occurrence Cumulative pct.
1 or less 7 3%
2 or less 14 6.01%
3 or less 46 19.74%
4 or less 57 24.46%
5 or less 68 29.18%
6 or less 85 36.48%
7 or less 101 43.35%
8 or less 107 45.92%
9 or less 110 47.21%
10 or less 121 51.93%
11 or less 132 56.65%
12 or less 136 58.37%
13 or less 145 62.23%
14 or less 162 69.53%
15 or less 165 70.82%
16 or less 168 72.1%
17 or less 182 78.11%
18 or less 189 81.12%
19 or less 192 82.4%
20 or less 199 85.41%
21 or less 204 87.55%
22 or less 208 89.27%
23 or less 211 90.56%
25 or less 216 92.7%
27 or less 220 94.42%
28 or less 221 94.85%
30 or less 223 95.71%
31 or less 227 97.42%
34 or less 228 97.85%
35 or less 230 98.71%
38 or less 231 99.14%
41 or less 233 100%

Margin of victory, by frequency

Margin Occurrence Pct.
3 32 13.73%
6 17 7.3%
14 17 7.3%
7 16 6.87%
17 14 6.01%
4 11 4.72%
5 11 4.72%
10 11 4.72%
11 11 4.72%
13 9 3.86%
1 7 3%
2 7 3%
18 7 3%
20 7 3%
8 6 2.58%
21 5 2.15%
25 5 2.15%
12 4 1.72%
22 4 1.72%
27 4 1.72%
31 4 1.72%
9 3 1.29%
15 3 1.29%
16 3 1.29%
19 3 1.29%
23 3 1.29%
30 2 0.86%
35 2 0.86%
41 2 0.86%
28 1 0.43%
34 1 0.43%
38 1 0.43%

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Game total scoring, ordered

Total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
13 or less 1 0.43%
16 or less 2 0.86%
17 or less 3 1.29%
19 or less 5 2.15%
20 or less 6 2.58%
21 or less 7 3%
23 or less 13 5.58%
24 or less 15 6.44%
25 or less 16 6.87%
26 or less 19 8.15%
27 or less 21 9.01%
28 or less 22 9.44%
29 or less 23 9.87%
30 or less 27 11.59%
31 or less 34 14.59%
32 or less 36 15.45%
33 or less 43 18.45%
34 or less 51 21.89%
35 or less 52 22.32%
36 or less 54 23.18%
37 or less 71 30.47%
38 or less 79 33.91%
39 or less 84 36.05%
40 or less 95 40.77%
41 or less 106 45.49%
42 or less 108 46.35%
43 or less 115 49.36%
44 or less 118 50.64%
45 or less 121 51.93%
46 or less 126 54.08%
47 or less 132 56.65%
48 or less 138 59.23%
49 or less 142 60.94%
50 or less 151 64.81%
51 or less 161 69.1%
52 or less 169 72.53%
53 or less 175 75.11%
54 or less 177 75.97%
55 or less 180 77.25%
56 or less 182 78.11%
57 or less 187 80.26%
58 or less 188 80.69%
59 or less 194 83.26%
60 or less 196 84.12%
61 or less 197 84.55%
62 or less 202 86.7%
64 or less 204 87.55%
65 or less 210 90.13%
66 or less 211 90.56%
68 or less 214 91.85%
69 or less 220 94.42%
72 or less 221 94.85%
73 or less 224 96.14%
74 or less 225 96.57%
76 or less 226 97%
77 or less 228 97.85%
82 or less 229 98.28%
85 or less 230 98.71%
87 or less 231 99.14%
89 or less 232 99.57%
96 or less 233 100%

Game total scoring, by frequency

Total Occurrence Pct.
37 17 7.3%
40 11 4.72%
41 11 4.72%
51 10 4.29%
50 9 3.86%
34 8 3.43%
38 8 3.43%
52 8 3.43%
31 7 3%
33 7 3%
43 7 3%
23 6 2.58%
47 6 2.58%
48 6 2.58%
53 6 2.58%
59 6 2.58%
65 6 2.58%
69 6 2.58%
39 5 2.15%
46 5 2.15%
57 5 2.15%
62 5 2.15%
30 4 1.72%
49 4 1.72%
26 3 1.29%
44 3 1.29%
45 3 1.29%
55 3 1.29%
68 3 1.29%
73 3 1.29%
19 2 0.86%
24 2 0.86%
27 2 0.86%
32 2 0.86%
36 2 0.86%
42 2 0.86%
54 2 0.86%
56 2 0.86%
60 2 0.86%
64 2 0.86%
77 2 0.86%
13 1 0.43%
16 1 0.43%
17 1 0.43%
20 1 0.43%
21 1 0.43%
25 1 0.43%
28 1 0.43%
29 1 0.43%
35 1 0.43%
58 1 0.43%
61 1 0.43%
66 1 0.43%
72 1 0.43%
74 1 0.43%
76 1 0.43%
82 1 0.43%
85 1 0.43%
87 1 0.43%
89 1 0.43%
96 1 0.43%

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Game team scoring, ordered

Team total Occurrence Cumulative pct.
No score 5 1.07%
2 or less 6 1.29%
3 or less 18 3.86%
6 or less 23 4.94%
7 or less 29 6.22%
8 or less 31 6.65%
9 or less 38 8.15%
10 or less 61 13.09%
11 or less 62 13.3%
12 or less 65 13.95%
13 or less 79 16.95%
14 or less 100 21.46%
15 or less 106 22.75%
16 or less 119 25.54%
17 or less 153 32.83%
18 or less 159 34.12%
19 or less 163 34.98%
20 or less 199 42.7%
21 or less 220 47.21%
22 or less 227 48.71%
23 or less 248 53.22%
24 or less 285 61.16%
25 or less 288 61.8%
26 or less 300 64.38%
27 or less 320 68.67%
28 or less 336 72.1%
29 or less 345 74.03%
30 or less 356 76.39%
31 or less 384 82.4%
32 or less 388 83.26%
33 or less 394 84.55%
34 or less 406 87.12%
35 or less 414 88.84%
36 or less 419 89.91%
37 or less 424 90.99%
38 or less 432 92.7%
39 or less 434 93.13%
41 or less 443 95.06%
42 or less 445 95.49%
43 or less 447 95.92%
44 or less 449 96.35%
45 or less 458 98.28%
47 or less 459 98.5%
48 or less 462 99.14%
49 or less 464 99.57%
51 or less 466 100%

Game team scoring, by frequency

Team total Occurrence Pct.
24 37 7.94%
20 36 7.73%
17 34 7.3%
31 28 6.01%
10 23 4.94%
14 21 4.51%
21 21 4.51%
23 21 4.51%
27 20 4.29%
28 16 3.43%
13 14 3%
16 13 2.79%
3 12 2.58%
26 12 2.58%
34 12 2.58%
30 11 2.36%
29 9 1.93%
41 9 1.93%
45 9 1.93%
35 8 1.72%
38 8 1.72%
9 7 1.5%
22 7 1.5%
7 6 1.29%
15 6 1.29%
18 6 1.29%
33 6 1.29%
0 5 1.07%
6 5 1.07%
36 5 1.07%
37 5 1.07%
19 4 0.86%
32 4 0.86%
12 3 0.64%
25 3 0.64%
48 3 0.64%
8 2 0.43%
39 2 0.43%
42 2 0.43%
43 2 0.43%
44 2 0.43%
49 2 0.43%
51 2 0.43%
2 1 0.21%
11 1 0.21%
47 1 0.21%

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