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Pro Football: Most Points Scored in a Game / List of 60+ Point Games

Posted by Andrew McKillop on August 18, 2011

It’s widely known that in the 1940 NFL Championship Game the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0, which still stands as the most points scored by one team in an official NFL game.  However teams have scored more than 73 points in game in other professional league games, including some NFL teams in non-official games.  For example the then NFL’s Providence Steam Roller defeated West Point Field Artillery in a non-official exhibition  127-0, for the most points scored by a major professional team in a single game (non-official & official).

Utilizing the vast amount of professional game scores generously published by Tod Maher at The Pro Football Archives, and the wonderful Team Game Finder tool at Pro-Football-Reference, I have compiled a list of each notable professional league’s record for most points scored in a game by one team.  After that I complied a listing of professional games in which a team scored 60 points or more.

Most Points Scored in a Pro Football Game by One Team

Note: I believe this to be a complete list, but if anybody has any additions please e-mail me.

In 1956 the CFL formed under the name Canadian Football Council.

Current Professional Leagues
National Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
73
- 0
1940 12/8 Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins Lge Champ
Unofficial
127
- 0
1925 9/20 Providence Steam Roller vs West Point Field Artillery Exhibition
Canadian Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
82
- 14
1956 10/20 Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Regular Season
United Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
41
- 3
2010 11/13 Sacramento Mountain Lions vs Omaha Nighthawks Regular Season
41
- 7
2010 11/11 Florida Tuskers vs Hartford Colonials Regular Season
41
- 7
2009 11/20 Las Vegas Locomotives vs New York Sentinels Regular Season
41
- 10
2009 11/4 Las Vegas Locomotives at New York Sentinels Regular Season
Former Professional Leagues
American Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
59
- 7
1963 9/7 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Regular Season
Unofficial
66
- 24
1967 8/23 Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears Exhibition
All-America Football Conference
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
66
- 14
1946 12/8 Cleveland Browns at Brooklyn Dodgers Regular Season
Unofficial
79
- 0
1949 8/5 Buffalo Bills vs Jersey City Giants Exhibition
United States Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
54
- 7
1984 5/25 Houston Gamblers at Jacksonville Bulls Regular Season
54
- 6
1984 3/17 Birmingham Stallions vs Memphis Showboats Regular Season
World Football League
Points Year Date Won Lost
60
- 17
1974 10/23 The Hawaiians at Chicago Fire Regular Season
60
- 8
1974 8/21 Memphis Southmen vs The Hawaiians Regular Season
NFL Europa
Points Year Date Won Lost
62
- 31
2003 4/6 Scottish Claymores vs Berlin Thunder Regular Season
World League of American Football
Points Year Date Won Lost
58
- 20
1991 3/30 Orlando Thunder vs Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks Regular Season
The XFL
Points Year Date Won Lost
39
- 10
2001 3/3 San Francisco Demons vs Birmingham Bolts Regular Season
39
- 32
2001 2/10 Los Angeles Xtreme vs Chicago Enforcers Regular Season
American Football League (1926)
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
35
- 0
1926 11/2 New York Yankees vs Rock Island Independents Regular Season
Unofficial
100
- 0
1926 12/11 Newark Demons at Fort Benning Exhibition
American Football League (1936)
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
48
- 21
1937 11/14 Los Angeles Bulldogs vs Rochester Tigers Regular Season
Unofficial
59
- 0
1937 11/7 Boston Shamrocks vs Pennsylvania All-Stars Exhibition
American Football League (1940)
Points Year Date Won Lost
Official
49
- 0
1940 10/13 Milwaukee Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals Regular Season
Unofficial
60
- 0
1940 9/8 Milwaukee Chiefs vs St. Louis Gunners Exhibition


Scoring 60 Points or More in a Pro Football Game

National Football League
NFL vs. NFL Opponents (Regular Season)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1966 11/27 72-41 Washington Redskins vs New York Giants
1950 10/22 70-27 Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Colts
1950 10/29 65-24 Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions
1949 11/13 65-20 Chicago Cardinals at New York Bulldogs
1934 11/6 64-0 Philadelphia Eagles vs Cincinnati Reds
1952 11/30 63-7 Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants
1948 10/17 63-35 Chicago Cardinals at New York Giants
1948 11/21 63-40 San Francisco 49ers at Brooklyn Dodgers
1985 11/17 62-28 New York Jets vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1973 9/16 62-7 Atlanta Falcons at Saints
1972 11/26 62-10 New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles
1954 11/7 62-3 Cleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins
1953 12/6 62-14 Cleveland Browns vs New York Giants
1922 10/29 62-0 Akron Pros vs Oorang Indians
1989 12/17 61-7 Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Oilers
1980 12/7 61-7 Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers
1972 12/17 61-17 Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Oilers
1965 12/12 61-20 Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers
1923 10/7 60-0 Chicago Cardinals vs Rochester Jeffersons
1922 10/15 60-0 Rock Island Independents vs Evansville Crimson Giants
NFL vs. NFL Opponents (Playoffs)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1940 12/8 73-0 Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins
2000 1/15 62-7 Jacksonville Jaguars vs Miami Dolphins
NFL vs. NFL Opponents (Exhibition)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1950 9/2 70-21 Los Angeles Rams n Baltimore Colts
1956 9/7 69-21 Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago Cardinals
1957 8/31 63-21 Los Angeles Rams n Chicago Cardinals
1955 8/13 60-14 San Francisco 49ers n Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL vs. Non-NFL Opponents
Year Date Score Won Loss
1925 9/20 127-0 Providence Steam Roller vs West Point Field Artillery
1931 12/6 101-7 Portsmouth Spartans vs Columbus Safety Cab
1936 12/13 100-0 Brooklyn Dodgers n St. Louis Terriers
1930 9/21 90-0 Minneapolis Redjackets vs Spring Valley Northland Oils
1921 10/23 90-0 Evansville Crimson Giants vs New Albany Calumet Indians
1957 8/10 84-0 Los Angeles Rams at Southern California All-Stars
1934 9/23 83-0 Boston Redskins at Manchester Pros
1952 8/10 79-0 San Francisco 49ers n San Francisco Broncos
1926 9/12 79-0 Green Bay Packers vs Iron Mountain B
1952 9/19 76-0 San Francisco 49ers at San Jose Packers
1938 9/5 75-0 Green Bay Packers n Cedar Rapids Crushers
1922 12/17 74-0 Milwaukee Badgers at Pine Bluff
1921 10/2 74-0 Muncie Flyers at Elwood American Legion
1958 8/9 73-0 Los Angeles Rams at California All-Stars
1934 9/15 73-0 Detroit Lions at Traverse City Athletic Club
1953 8/7 72-19 Los Angeles Rams at Eleventh Naval District
1936 8/30 70-0 Chicago Cardinals at South Bend Kamm Brewers
1921 1/29 69-0 Akron Pros at San Joaquin Vly American Legion
1936 1/12 67-14 Detroit Lions at Westwood Cubs
1931 10/11 67-7 Providence Steam Roller vs Bridgeport
1928 9/23 67-0 Pottsville Maroons vs Harrisburg
1952 9/13 66-7 Chicago Cardinals n Camp Polk
1931 9/20 66-0 Providence Steam Roller ? Weymouth
1920 10/10 66-0 Rochester Jeffersons vs Fort Porter
1941 11/9 65-2 Green Bay Packers at Kenosha Cardinals
1933 9/10 65-0 Chicago Cardinals at Aurora Ideals
1926 9/19 65-0 Pottsville Maroons vs League Island Marines
1956 8/11 62-7 Los Angeles Rams at Fort Ord
1943 11/28 62-14 Green Bay Packers at New London Diesels
1936 9/5 62-0 Green Bay Packers vs Madison Cardinals
1926 12/12 62-0 Los Angeles Buccaneers n Merced American Legion
1955 8/20 61-0 Baltimore Colts vs Fort Belvoir
1941 10/5 61-6 Philadelphia Eagles at Providence Steam Roller
1921 11/6 61-0 Washington Pros at Norfolk
1937 9/26 60-13 Chicago Bears at Brandt Florals
1936 9/16 60-6 Brooklyn Dodgers at Mount Vernon Cardinals
1934 9/26 60-0 Boston Redskins at Massachusetts All-Stars
1933 9/10 60-0 Chicago Bears at Cicero Pros
1926 10/19 60-0 Pottsville Maroons vs All-Lancaster Roses
1926 1/30 60-3 Chicago Bears at Portland All-Stars
American Football League
AFL vs. Non-AFL Opponents (Exhibition)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1967 8/23 66-24 Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears
All-American Football Conference
AAFC vs. AAFC Opponents (Regular Season)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1946 12/8 66-14 Cleveland Browns at Brooklyn Dodgers
1946 12/1 62-14 Los Angeles Dons vs Buffalo Bisons
1949 10/14 61-14 Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Dons
AAFC vs. Non-AAFC Opponents
Year Date Score Won Loss
1949 8/5 79-0 Buffalo Bills vs Jersey City Giants
1948 9/19 63-7 San Francisco 49ers at Charlotte Clippers
Green Bay Packers Non-NFL Years (1919-1920)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1919 10/5 87-0 Green Bay Packers vs Sheboygan Company
1919 10/26 85-0 Green Bay Packers vs Oshkosh Professionals
1919 10/12 76-6 Green Bay Packers vs Racine Iroquois
1920 10/24 62-0 Green Bay Packers vs DePere Pros
1919 9/21 61-0 Green Bay Packers vs Marinette Northerners
Canadian Football League
CFL vs. CFL Opponents (Regular Season)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1956 10/20 82-14 Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1990 9/20 70-18 Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders
1991 10/19 68-14 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1990 9/1 68-43 Toronto Argonauts vs British Columbia Lions
1994 8/27 67-15 British Columbia Lions vs Shreveport Pirates
1993 11/6 67-24 Sacramento Gold Miners vs British Columbia Lions
1962 10/15 67-21 Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
1997 9/7 66-25 Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1999 9/18 65-15 Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1995 8/5 65-17 Shreveport Pirates vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1984 9/7 65-25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Ottawa Rough Riders
1995 9/15 64-10 Edmonton Eskimos vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2001 9/8 63-31 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1999 8/5 63-17 Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
1995 8/27 63-3 Edmonton Eskimos vs Ottawa Rough Riders
1960 10/30 63-27 Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes
2000 8/3 62-7 Montreal Alouettes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
1996 7/10 62-22 Calgary Stampeders at Montreal Alouettes
1994 7/29 62-21 Calgary Stampeders vs British Columbia Lions
1991 8/15 62-10 Toronto Argonauts vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
1981 9/26 62-11 Edmonton Eskimos vs Montreal Alouettes
2005 9/8 61-27 British Columbia Lions at Ottawa Renegades
1995 8/18 61-11 Shreveport Pirates vs Ottawa Rough Riders
1993 10/2 61-10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1992 7/16 61-20 Toronto Argonauts vs British Columbia Lions
1981 10/24 61-7 Edmonton Eskimos vs Toronto Argonauts
1959 8/29 61-8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders
1990 9/29 60-39 Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL vs. CFL Opponents (Playoffs)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1996 11/10 68-7 Edmonton Eskimos vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
CFL vs. CFL Opponents (Exhibition)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1994 6/24 61-28 Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Ottawa Rough Riders
1990 6/28 60-19 Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
WFL vs. WFL Opponents (Regular Season)
Year Date Score Won Loss
1974 8/21 60-8 Memphis Southmen vs The Hawaiians
1974 10/23 60-17 The Hawaiians at Chicago Fire
NFL Europa vs. NFL Europa Opponents (Regular Season)
Year Date Score Won Loss
2003 4/6 62-31 Scottish Claymores vs Berlin Thunder
AFL (1926) vs. Non-AFL (1926) Opponents
Year Date Score Won Loss
1926 12/11 100-0 Newark Demons at Fort Benning
AFL (1940) vs. Non-AFL (1940) Opponents
Year Date Score Won Loss
1940 9/8 60-0 Milwaukee Chiefs vs St. Louis Gunners


Additional Notes

The NFL’s Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals have scored 60+ points in an official league game on three occasions.  The most by any NFL team.  The Bears last scored 60+ points vs. the Packers in 1980 (61-7), while the Cardinals last scored 60+ points vs. the New York Bulldogs in 1949 (65-20).

The NFL’s Giants allowed 60+ points in an official league game on four occasions.  The most by any NFL team.  The Giants last gave up 60+ points vs. the Redskins in 1966 (72-41).

The CFL’s Toronto Argonauts scored 60 or more points in an official league game on seven occasions.  The most by any professional team in the leagues covered in this post.  The Argonauts last scored 60+ points vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1997 (66-25).

In 1990 the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts scored 60 or more points in a regular season game on three occasions, and scored 60 points in an exhibition game.

In 1950 the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams scored 60+ points in a regular season game on two occasions, and scored 70 points in an exhibition game.

In 2005 the CFL’s British Columbia Lions defeated the Ottawa Renegades 61-27.  They are the last team in a professional league covered in this post, to score 60 or more points in a game.

The last NFL team to score 60+ points in a game, were the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000 (1999 season).  They defeated the Dolphins 62-7 in the Divisional Playoffs.  It was the last game for two legendary NFL figures, with Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson and QB Dan Marino calling it quits.

Only three teams in the leagues covered in this post, have scored 60+ points in a playoff game.  The aforementioned 1940 Bears against Redskins game, the 1999 Jaguars against Dolphins game, and in 1996 the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 68-7 in the Division Semi-Finals.


Reference: The Pro Football Archives, Pro-Football-Reference, Enciclopedia del Football Italiano (1941 AFL results)


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