The lowest recorded score in a National Football League game is 2-0, which has occurred five times, as of December, 2014. A 2-0 score is the result of the winning team only scoring a safety, which is worth two points, while the other team fails to score any points.
The first game to register a 2-0 score was a game between the Akron Pros and the Buffalo All-Americans on November 29, 1923, with the Pros coming out victorious. Other similar games include the Kansas City Cowboys defeating the Buffalo Rangers in 1926, the Frankford Yellow Jackets defeating the Green Bay packers in 1928, the Packers defeating the Chicago Bears in 1932 and the Bears returning the favor to the Packers on September 18, 1938, the last time a 2-0 occurred in the NFL.Learn More
Seven officials are on the field at one time in a National Football League game: the referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, back judge, field judge and side judge. Each of these officials has unique responsibilities, though they share other responsibilities, such as throwing flags.Full Answer >
The highest score by one team in NFL history was 72 points, logged by the Washington Redskins on Nov. 27, 1966. In the game, A.D. Whitfield made three touchdowns and Brig Owens and Charley Taylor pulled down two each.Full Answer >
As of April 2014, former Lions receiver Chuck Hughes remains the only player to have died during an NFL game. Hughes died of a heart attack on Oct. 24, 1971, during a game against the Chicago Bears at Detroit's Tiger Stadium.Full Answer >
Glenn Dobbs, Zeke Bratkowski, Tommy Wade, Ken Stabler, Steve DeBerg and Ty Detmer are tied for the NFL record for the most interceptions thrown in one game. Each quarterback has thrown seven interceptions in a single Sunday contest.Full Answer >