The game was the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history, with 105 points, surpassing a 48-47 Green Bay Packers victory over the Washington Redskins in 1983. It was also the NFL's third-highest overall score. The last time two games scored over 100 points was in 2014 when the Denver Broncos defeated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 57-14.
The previous record was 104 points set by the 1985 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions. The most recent game to score at least 100 points was last year's Monday Night Football match up between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. That game ended in a 34-30 win for New England after Tom Brady and the Patriots overcame an early 14-0 deficit.
There have been other high-scoring games in NFL history. The 1942 Chicago Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 51-7. The 1987 Miami Dolphins defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 50-26. And the 1994 Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 43-21.
In fact, there have been more than 100 point games every year except 1943, 1944, and 1945 when World War II prevented any form of entertainment from being produced.
There are 113 points. The NFL's highest-scoring game ever? A total of 113 points were scored as Washington defeated their NFC East opponents 72-41. That game took place on December 10, 2016.
The most recent game to reach 100 points was last week's match between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. Again, it was a regular-season game with no playoff involvement. But both teams came away with victories as the Giants beat the Cowboys 34-24 at MetLife Stadium. It was the first time since 2007 that two different teams had topped 100 points in the same season. The last time there were three consecutive games reaching the century mark was in 1999 when there were four such games over the course of the season.
In fact, there have been five seasons out of the past six where there have been at least three games scoring at least 100 points - all but one of those years involved at least one game going for more than 110 points. In other words, these are not years you want to miss when they happen by any means necessary!
The record for most points in a single game is 202, set by the Chicago Bears against Seattle Seahawks on November 19, 2019.
Super Bowl 29 (XXIX), which took place on January 29, 1995, was the highest-scoring game in NFL history. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, with a combined total of 75 points.
The previous record was set just three years earlier in 1992 when America held its breath as John Elway and the Denver Broncos battled Bill Cowher and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the right to go into New York and face Joe Montana and the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. In one of the greatest games ever played, the score was tied at 10 midway through the fourth quarter before Elway drove the Broncos downfield and scored with less than a minute remaining to win by a 13-10 margin. This was also the first Super Bowl to be decided by a field goal.
You might think that scoring more than 50 points would be enough for most teams, but you'd be wrong. The record has been broken twice more since 1992, once in 2001 and again in 2015. On both occasions it was done by the same team: the San Francisco 49ers. In 2001 they beat the Indianapolis Colts 77-0 and in 2015 they defeated the Seattle Seahawks 56-51.
Both of these scores are still standing today. No other game has exceeded 50 points since then, although there have been several close calls.
1940 in sports refers to the events of the year in the world of sports. In the NFL championship game, the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-0. This game still retains the record for the highest scoring game and the largest victory in National Football League history.
The record was first set by the Detroit Lions with a score of 69 points against the Cleveland Rams on December 31, 1940. The most recent occurrence of a score greater than 60 points in a game was when the New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 62-7 in 2014.
The highest individual score in NFL history is 93 points scored by Paul "Bear" Bryant of the Birmingham Bowl. He also holds the record for the most touchdowns in a game with 6t. He led the undefeated 1948 University of Alabama to a 36-0 win over the University of Pittsburgh in the second annual All-America football game. The game is now known as the Heisman Trophy ceremony because it was here that John David Crow won the award.
Bryant's career college football coaching record was 100-12-1. He led the Crimson Tide to eight national championships in the 1950s and '60s. His final season as coach was 1948. He died at age 49 after suffering a heart attack during practice.
Another famous name from Alabama is Eric Dickerson who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1983 to 1999.