NFL: Teams That Have Been Shutout the Most
There have been exactly 454 shutouts in the NFL since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have suffered the offensive insult more than any other team – almost 30 times (29), about six percent of them.
And the Bucs weren’t even in the league until 1976, giving Tampa Bay also the worst historical average.
All not very surprising, given that the Buccaneers are the official worst team of the modern NFL.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings as the only teams around 45 years with less than 10 0-point losses. Remarkably, the Vikings have only been shutout five times during that period.
In general, shutouts are growing rarer (not coincidentally in sync with the quarterback focus and offensive explosion of the past two decades).
Even the perenially defensive-minded Baltimore Ravens have only been shutout twice in their 18-year existence. Surprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars have only been shutout three times in 20 years. And the baby on the block, the Houston Texans, have been blanked just once – all of this yielding low averages at the bottom of today’s list.Follow @VinGetz
|TEAM||TIMES SHOUTOUT||SEASONS SINCE 1970 MERGER||TIMES SHUTOUT PER SEASON AVERAGE|
|1.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||39||0.74|
|2.||San Diego Chargers||24||45||0.53|
|3.||New York Jets||23||45||0.51|
|5.||Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore)||22||45||0.49|
|8.||Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis)||18||45||0.40|
|13.||Green Bay Packers||15||45||0.33|
|13.||New Orleans Saints||15||45||0.33|
|13.||New York Giants||15||45||0.33|
|13.||Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers)||15||45||0.33|
|13.||Los Angeles Raiders (+ Oakland)||15||45||0.33|
|19.||New England Patriots||14||45||0.31|
|21.||Kansas City Chiefs||13||45||0.29|
|21.||St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles)||13||45||0.29|
|26.||San Francisco 49ers||7||45||0.16|
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