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What is the Most Common Score in the NFL?


Have you ever wondered what is the most common score in the NFL?

We decided to look at all 2,668 regular season and playoff games played in the NFL between the 2002 and 2011 seasons to find out the most common NFL game score.
 

What is the most common game score in the NFL?

23-20.

A total of 57 games or 2.14% of the 2,668 games played from 2002-2011 have ended in a score of 23-20 making it the most common game score.

This score is most commonly reached when the winning team scores a two touchdowns (14 points) and three field goals (9 points) while the losing team scores two touchdowns (14 points) and two field goals (6 points).

Interestingly enough, no Superbowl game has ever finished with this score.
 

Most Common Game Scores

Below is a list of the most common game score in the NFL from the 2002 to 2011 seasons.

Game Score # of Games % of Games
23-20 57 2.14%
20-17 55 2.06%
24-17 41 1.54%
27-24 41 1.54%
13-10 35 1.31%
17-10 33 1.24%
16-13 28 1.05%
24-21 28 1.05%
20-10 26 0.97%
17-14 26 0.97%
20-13 25 0.94%
24-20 24 0.90%
23-17 23 0.86%
27-20 23 0.86%
31-24 23 0.86%
27-13 21 0.79%
21-14 20 0.75%
31-17 20 0.75%
34-31 20 0.75%
27-17 19 0.71%
31-28 19 0.71%
24-10 18 0.67%
24-14 18 0.67%
31-14 18 0.67%


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