The Five Biggest Halftime Leads In NFL History


Obviously the point of any NFL game is to score more points than your opponent. This can be done with a good defense, a good offense, or a combination of both. Teams that jump out to early leads also have a better chance of ending up winning the game. With that in mind, today we are going to take a look at the five biggest halftime leads in NFL history.

Fifth Place: 39 points – Seattle Seahawks

In 1977, very early in their team history, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Buffalo Bills 56-17 and in the process led them at halftime by 39 points.

Fourth Place: 40 points – New York Jets

In week 10 of the 2008 NFL season, with quarterback Brett Favre at the helm, the New York Jets would build up a 40 point halftime lead on their way to a 47-3 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Third Place: 41 points – Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears faced the San Francisco 49ers in week 8 of the 2006 season and would have a 41-0 halftime lead on their way to a 41-10 victory.

Second Place: 42 points – Green Bay Packers
In October of 1983, the Green Bay Packers became the first regular season NFL team to have a 40 point halftime lead when they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 55-14 in the fifth game of the year.

First Place: 45 points – New England Patriots
The New England Patriots were on a roll in 2009 when the Tennessee Titans came into town in week 6. The Patriots would win the game, leading by 45 points at halftime, and putting up a dominating final score of 59-0.

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