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

Photo: USAToday Sports via spokeo.com

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