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NFL: The 20 Biggest Shutouts Since the Merger (1970-Present, Regular Season)

The Los Angeles Rams Spanked The Atlanta Falcons 59-0 In December Of 1976, Apparently In Front Of Few Fans

The Los Angeles Rams Spanked The Atlanta Falcons 59-0 In December Of 1976, Apparently In Front Of Few Fans

Man, there have been a lot of lopsided victories in the NFL this season, prompting some serious interest in posts on football shutouts and blowouts:

The Top 20 Biggest Shutouts in NFL History

Top 20 Teams with the Most Points Scored in a Game

The 20 Biggest Blowouts Since 2000 (Regular Season)

The 20 Biggest Blowouts Since the Merger (Regular Season)

The Biggest Blowouts in AFC Championship and NFC Championship History

The 20 Biggest Blowouts in Super Bowl History

In 2014, it all started with that Week 3 Thursday night game between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons jumped out to a 56-0 lead before the Bucs “closed the gap” to make it 56-14.

Just last week, the San Diego Chargers beat the New York Jets, 31-0.

Today, Joe Flacco put five touchdowns in the books and the Baltimore Ravens jumped to a 38-0 lead against the (again) Bucs – all in the first half alone. And tonight, the Philadelphia Eagles blanked the New York Giants, 27-0.

And there’s been plenty more beatdowns than that.

So, in the spirit of the season, here’s one more beatdown list for y’all.

Thanks to pro-football-reference.com, where I punched this query into the play index, and where you can see every single shutout since the merger (regular season)

WINNER LOSER DATE
1. New England Patriots 59 Tennessee Titans 0 Oct. 18, 2009
1. Los Angeles Rams 59 Atlanta Falcons 0 Dec. 4, 1976
3. Seattle Seahawks 58 Arizona Cardinals 0 Dec. 9, 2012
4. Miami Dolphins 52 New England Patriots 0 Nov. 12, 1972
5. Cleveland Browns 51 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 Sep. 10, 1989
6. Kansas City Chiefs 49 Arizona Cardinals 0 Dec. 1, 2002
7. Jacksonville Jaguars 48 Cleveland Browns 0 Dec. 3, 2000
7. San Francisco 49ers 48 Los Angeles Rams 0 Dec. 27, 1987
9. Houston Oilers 47 Chicago Bears 0 Nov. 6, 1977
10. Pittsburgh Steelers 45 Kansas City Chiefs 0 Nov. 7, 1976
10. Oakland Raiders 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Dec. 19, 1999
10. Seattle Seahawks 45 Kansas City Chiefs 0 Nov. 4, 1984
10. Washington Redskins 45 Detroit Lions 0 Sep. 1, 1991
14. Chicago Bears 44 Dallas Cowboys 0 Nov. 17, 1985
14. St. Louis Cardinals 44 Houston Oilers 0 Nov. 1, 1970
14. Detroit Lions 44 Jacksonville Jaguars 0 Dec. 17, 1995
14. Miami Dolphins 44 Baltimore Colts 0 Nov. 11, 1973
18. Baltimore Colts 43 Buffalo Bills 0 Oct. 10, 1971
18. Miami Dolphins 43 New York Jets 0 Oct. 19, 1975
18. Pittsburgh Steelers 43 Cleveland Browns 0 Sep. 12, 1999

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NFL: The 20 Biggest Blowouts Since the Merger (1970-Present, Regular Season)

Tom Brady Threw For Six Touchdowns In The Snow When The New England Patriots Beat The Tennessee Titans 59-0

Tom Brady Threw For Six Touchdowns In The Snow When The New England Patriots Beat The Tennessee Titans 59-0

Two times since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970 into the NFL we know today, has a team won by a college football-like 59 points – and by the same tally, 59-0.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots whupped the Tennessee Titans by that score in 2009. More than 30 years earlier, the Los Angeles Rams grounded the Atlanta Falcons in the same manner.

That’s two of 11 times a team has won by at least 50 points.

Thirty times a team has won by 45 or more. Talk about running up a score. They are listed below.

POINT DIFF WINNER LOSER DATE
1. 59 New England Patriots 59 Tennessee Titans 0 Oct. 18, 2009
1. 59 Los Angeles Rams 59 Atlanta Falcons 0 Dec. 4, 1976
3. 58 Seattle Seahawks 58 Arizona Cardinals 0 Dec. 9, 2012
4. 55 Atlanta Falcons 62 New Orleans Saints 7 Sep. 16, 1973
5. 55 New Orleans Saints 62 Indianapolis Colts 7 Oct. 23, 2011
6. 54 Chicago Bears 61 Green Bay Packers 7 Dec. 7, 1980
6. 54 Cincinnati Bengals 61 Houston Oilers 7 Dec. 17, 1989
8. 53 New England Patriots 56 New York Jets 3 Sep. 9, 1979
9. 52 Miami Dolphins 52 New England Patriots 0 Nov. 12, 1972
9. 52 New York Giants 62 Philadelphia Eagles 10 Nov. 26, 1972
11. 51 Cleveland Browns 51 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 Sep. 10, 1989
12. 49 Green Bay Packers 52 New Orleans Saints 3 Oct. 9, 2005
12. 49 Kansas City Chiefs 49 Arizona Cardinals 0 Dec. 1, 2002
14. 48 Green Bay Packers 55 Tennessee Titans 7 Dec. 23, 2012
14. 48 Jacksonville Jaguars 48 Cleveland Browns 0 Dec. 3, 2000
14. 48 San Francisco 49ers 48 Los Angeles Rams 0 Dec. 27, 1987
17. 47 Houston Oilers 47 Chicago Bears 0 Nov. 6, 1977
18. 46 Kansas City Chiefs 56 Atlanta Falcons 10 Oct. 24, 2004
19. 46 New England Patriots 56 Buffalo Bills 10 Nov. 18, 2007
20. 45 Dallas Cowboys 59 San Francisco 49ers 14 Oct. 12, 1980
20. 45 Detroit Lions 48 Kansas City Chiefs 3 Sep. 18, 2011
20. 45 New England Patriots 52 Washington Redskins 7 Oct. 28, 2007
20. 45 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 Kansas City Chiefs 0 Nov. 7, 1976
20. 45 Oakland Raiders 59 Denver Broncos 14 Oct, 24, 2010
20. 45 Oakland Raiders 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 Dec. 19, 1999
20. 45 Baltimore Ravens 48 Detroit Lions 3 Dec. 13, 2009
20. 45 Baltimore Ravens 48 Green Bay Packers 3 Dec. 19, 2005
20. 45 Seattle Seahawks 45 Kansas City Chiefs 0 Nov. 4, 1984
20. 45 San Francisco 49ers 48 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 Oct. 9, 2011
20. 45 Washington Redskins 45 Detroit Lions 0 Sep. 1, 1991

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Top 20 Teams with the Most Total Offense (Yards) in a Single Season

TEAM TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS Year W L T W-L% SEASON RESULT
1. New Orleans Saints 7,474 2011 13 3 0 0.813 Lost NFC Division Round
2. Denver Broncos 7,317 2013 13 3 0 0.813 Lost Super Bowl
3. St. Louis Rams 7,075 2000 10 6 0 0.625 Lost NFC Wild Card
4. Miami Dolphins 6,936 1984 14 2 0 0.875 Lost Super Bowl
5. New England Patriots 6,848 2011 13 3 0 0.813 Lost Super Bowl
6. New England Patriots 6,846 2012 12 4 0 0.750 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
7. San Francisco 49ers 6,800 1998 12 4 0 0.750 Lost NFC Division Round
8. San Diego Chargers 6,744 1981 10 6 0 0.625 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
9. Kansas City Chiefs 6,695 2004 7 9 0 0.438 No Playoffs
10. St. Louis Rams 6,690 2001 14 2 0 0.875 Lost Super Bowl
11. Philadelphia Eagles 6,687 2013 10 6 0 0.625 Lost NFC Wild Card
12. New England Patriots 6,580 2007 16 0 0 1.000 Lost Super Bowl
13. New Orleans Saints 6,574 2012 7 9 0 0.438 No Playoffs
14. New Orleans Saints 6,571 2008 8 8 0 0.500 No Playoffs
15. Denver Broncos 6,554 2000 11 5 0 0.688 Lost AFC Wild Card
16. Detroit Lions 6,540 2012 4 12 0 0.250 No Playoffs
17. San Diego Chargers 6,535 1985 8 8 0 0.500 No Playoffs
18. Cincinnati Bengals 6,490 1986 10 6 0 0.625 No Playoffs
19. Green Bay Packers 6,482 2011 15 1 0 0.938 Lost NFC Division Round
20. Indianapolis Colts 6,475 2004 12 4 0 0.750 Lost AFC Division Round

 

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