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The Modern NFL is About Scoring Points, Period.

| November 10th, 2020


The Super Bowl champions for the 2019 season were 5th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2018 season were 4th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2017 season were 3rd in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2016 season were 3rd in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2015 season were 19th in the league in points scored. (The had the game’s most dominant defense and the team they beat in Super Bowl was 5th in the league in points scored.)

The Super Bowl champions for the 2014 season were 4th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2013 season were 9th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2012 season were 10th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2011 season were 9th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2010 season were 10th in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2009 season were 1st in the league in points scored.

The Super Bowl champions for the 2008 season were 20th in the league in points scored. (They had the game’s most dominant defense and the team they beat in the Super Bowl was 4th in the league in points scored.)


Three thoughts.

(1) Twice in the last twelve years was the Super Bowl champions not in the top ten in points scored. And both of those teams – the 2015 Broncos and the 2008 Steelers – were the best defenses in the league by a wide margin.

(2) The average points-scored ranking of the other ten teams is 5.8. The 2020 Bears are 28th. The 2019 Bears were 28th. The 2018 Bears were 9th, because their defense scored points. Then the defense stopped scoring them.

(3) Do you think the Bears are even close to being one of the ten best scoring teams in the league? Like…even close?

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