High-scoring Week 1 in the NFL

Week 1 of the new NFL season is in the books and it was one of the highest-scoring weeks in NFL history. Teams have scored 791 total points which makes it the highest-scoring Week 1 in the history. Prior to 2012, the highest-scoring opening week came in 2002 when teams scored 788 total points.

But if we dig further into history of the NFL we can see that this year’s Week 1 isn’t among highest-scoring weeks in general. There are not always 16-game weeks in the NFL, that’s why I compared highest-scoring weeks by average per game, here is a list of top 5 scoring weeks with a comparison to 2012 Week 1.

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