Most points scored in an NFL game

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In the National Football League, there have been a number of games where teams have scored a lot of points. The record for most points scored in an NFL game is currently held by a 1966 matchup between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, with both teams scoring 113 (72-41) points combined. This high-scoring trend has continued over the years, with 4 of the 10 highest scoring games in NFL history happening before the Super Bowl era.

The NFL has had a longer presence of high scoring games in contrast to the NBA, which saw much higher scores after implementing a shot clock rule. For example, the aforementioned NFL game between the Redskins and Giants has held the record for more than 40 years. This is likely due to the fact that football is a more fast-paced and fluid game than basketball, resulting in more opportunities for points to be scored.

With the way the game of football is played today, it is likely that we will see even more high-scoring games in the future. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy watching two teams light up the scoreboard.