Most Points Scored in an AFC or NFC Conference Championship Game

Which Team Will Score 30 Points...And Win...This Conference Championship Sunday?

Which Team Will Score 30 Points…And Win…This Conference Championship Sunday?

Score 30 points or more in a Conference Championship Game and you’re pretty much on the way to the Super Bowl – almost 100 percent of the time (it’s 94 percent actually).

Thirty-two teams have done it, and 30 of those advanced. They’re all listed below.

Score at least 40, and you’re definitely in. That’s six for six.

Score 50 (!) or more, and you’re the 1990 Buffalo Bills – the only team to run up the score that high on Conference Championship Sunday.

UPDATED LIST: Through the 2014 season. The New England Patriots, in deflategate, took the wind out of the Indianapolis Colts too, 45-7, for the second-most points ever scored in an AFC Conference Championship (tied with Dan Marino and the 1984 Miami Dolphins).

AFC

SEASON TEAM POINTS OPPONENT OPPONENT POINTS
1. 1990 Buffalo Bills 51 Los Angeles Raiders 3
2. 1984 Miami Dolphins
45 Pittsburgh Steelers 28
2. 2014 New England Patriots
45 Indianapolis Colts
7
4. 2002 Oakland Raiders 41 Tennessee Titans 24
4. 2004 New England Patriots 41 Pittsburgh Steelers 27
6. 1987 Denver Broncos 38 Cleveland Browns 33
6. 2006 Indianapolis Colts 38 New England Patriots 34
8. 1989 Denver Broncos 37 Cleveland Browns 21
9. 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 Houston Oilers 5
9. 1980 Oakland Raiders 34 San Diego Chargers 27
9. 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 Denver Broncos 17
9. 2006 New England Patriots* 34 Indianapolis Colts 38
13. 1999 Tennessee Titans 33 Jacksonville Jaguars 14
13. 1987 Cleveland Browns* 33 Denver Broncos 38
15. 1985 New England Patriots 31 Miami Dolphins 14
16. 1983 Los Angeles Raiders 30 Seattle Seahawks 14
16. 1993 Buffalo Bills 30 Kansas City Chiefs 13
16. 2009 Indianapolis Colts 30 New York Jets 17

*

NFC

SEASON TEAM POINTS OPPONENT OPPONENT POINTS
1. 1991 Washington Redskins 41 Detroit Lions 10
1. 2000 New York Giants 41 Minnesota Vikings 0
3. 2006 Chicago Bears 39 New Orleans Saints 14
4. 1993 Dallas Cowboys 38 San Francisco 49ers 21
4. 1994 San Francisco 49ers 38 Dallas Cowboys 28
4. 1995 Dallas Cowboys 38 Green Bay Packers 27
7. 1975 Dallas Cowboys 37 Los Angeles Rams 7
8. 2005 Seattle Seahawks 34 Carolina Panthers 14
9. 2008 Arizona Cardinals 32 Philadelphia Eagles 25
10. 1982 Washington Redskins 31 Dallas Cowboys 17
10. 2009 New Orleans Saints 31 Minnesota Vikings 28
12. 1989 San Francisco 49ers 30 Los Angeles Rams 3
12. 1992 Dallas Cowboys 30 San Francisco 49ers 20
12. 1996 Green Bay Packers 30 Carolina Panthers 13
12. 1998 Atlanta Falcons 30 Minnesota Vikings 27

Want more? How about the biggest blowouts in Conference Championship Game history. Some of today’s games make that list, too.

* Loss

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Posted on January 17, 2015, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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