The Most Popular Final Score In NFL History


Every week there are anywhere from 12 to 16 games going on during the NFL regular season. With 32 teams in the league, each playing a 16 game schedule, that is a whole lot of different final scores over the course of a season.

What is the most popular final score in NFL history though?

Throughout the history of the league, including the post season, more games have ended with the score of 20-17 than have ended with any other score. Through the 2009 season, 231 different games had ended with the score being 20-17.

In second place, but behind by quite a bit with 180 games ending in it through 2009, is the final score of 17-14.

When it comes to figuring out what the rarest or most seldom seen final score is, it is a little more difficult as there are many possible scores that have never happened. An example of these would be 20-11, 25-28, 39-30, and 43-16. There are also hundreds of examples of final scores that have only been reached once too, including 8-6, 16-8, 27-18, 34-22, and 40-39.

Interestingly, five games in history have ended with a score of 2-0, and there is some interesting information surrounding those.

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