Highest Scoring NFL Game
This article will look at the highest scoring NFL games, both during the regular season and in the postseason. The Washington Redskins and New York Giants game ranks first, as they combined for 113 points in their 72-41 win. The Giants topped this list last season, too, as their season ended in a playoff game, but the Redskins won that one in dramatic fashion. But what do you think the highest scoring NFL game is?
The highest-scoring NFL game ever was played in 1966. It was the first post-merger season and the two teams went head-to-head against each other. In the Wild Card playoff game, the Philadelphia Eagles scored 52 points against the Detroit Lions. The second half featured 51 points and was a classic ‘everything goes’ affair. George Blanda threw five touchdown passes and Tom Flores threw six touchdown passes, but was held to an all-time record of seven. The game also featured an interception and punt return.
The highest-scoring NFL game in history featured four touchdowns and 1,001 total yards. Both teams opted for high-powered offenses and dominated the scoreboard. Jared Goff threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions and a 40-yard bomb to Gerald Everett with two minutes left. Similarly, Sean McVay and Andy Reid went for big-time passers and defenses, and the result was a shootout to remember.