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NFL 2016: Scoring Reached Record Highs
A total of 11,680 points were scored in 2015. And there were 1,318 total TDs. Here's a look at the teams that scored at least 400 points this past season
A total of 11,680 points were scored in 2015, the second-highest total all-time (11,985 in 2013). And there were 1,318 total touchdowns scored, the second-most ever (1,338 in 2013).
Season Scoring Records
Nine teams scored at least 400 points in 2015 -- Carolina (500), Arizona (489), New England (465), Pittsburgh (423), Seattle (423), New York Giants (420), Cincinnati (419), New Orleans (408) and Kansas City (405) -- tying the 2009, 2012 and 2014 seasons for the second-most all-time. Those nine teams combined for a .667 winning percentage and seven of those clubs qualified for the playoffs.
Led by the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers, who finished 15-1 and scored an NFL-high 500 points on their way to an appearance in Super Bowl 50, many of the NFL's top-scoring offenses translated those points into wins.
"To see how explosive we are and the points we've scored is special," says Panthers head coach RON RIVERA. "You don't know if you are going to be a high-scoring team when you start, but that had a lot to do with our success. When teams have been together a while, it allows them to have continuity to develop offenses and have it morph into fitting around each other's skill sets, then good things happen."
NFL teams that scored at least 400 points
|Source: NFL *Playoff team|
|New England Patriots*||465||12-4||.750|
|New York Giants||420||6-10||.375|
|New Orleans Saints||408||7-9||.438|
|Kansas City Chiefs*||405||11-5||.688|