Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Question of the Week

Lisa, CT
Subj: Just how low can you go?
What was the lowest scoring game in the history of the NFL? Was the score the result of really good defenses or really bad offenses?

The lowest scoring game in NFL history occurred on December 4, 1921 when the Rochester Jeffersons refused to take the field against the Washington Pros due to inclement weather. The referees had no choice but to award Washington a 1-0 victory and the game was officially recorded as a forfeit. The rules have since changed and forfeits are now recorded as a final score of 2-0. By contrast, the highest scoring game in NFL history occurred on November 27, 1966 when the Washington Redskins trounced the New York Giants 72-41. Now that’s what I call comfortably covering the spread.