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The NFL Has A Scoring Problem – Potentially The Worst In Decades

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Through two weeks of the 2017 season, NFL offenses are on a historically low pace. Touchdowns and points are both down from the same point in 2016, and the issue could end up going far beyond just one year. With ...

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Old 09-20-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
 
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The NFL Has A Scoring Problem – Potentially The Worst In Decades

Through two weeks of the 2017 season, NFL offenses are on a historically low pace. Touchdowns and points are both down from the same point in 2016, and the issue could end up going far beyond just one year.

With Week 2 in the books, NFL teams have scored 132 total touchdowns so far in 2017, or 2.13 per team per game. That’s down from 2.44 touchdowns per game through two weeks last season. Points are also down, as teams are averaging 20.1 per game as opposed to 22.6 in 2016. When the scoring has been high it’s typically been on one side, as 14 of 32 games so far have been won by 14 or more points.

Teams ended up with 2.55 touchdowns per game in 2016, so some improvement is to be expected. But even if scoring increases at the same rate as last season, teams would average about 2.23 touchdowns per game by the end of the 2017 season.

Barring a more drastic jump, that would be the lowest touchdown average since (wait for it) the 1993 season, when teams averaged 2.02 touchdowns and 18.7 points per game. Steve Young led the league in passer rating (101.5) and passing touchdowns (29) that year.

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Old 09-27-2017, 01:18 AM   #2
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Is the talent pool, just not there?
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:14 AM   #3
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Teams that haven't given it up in past years like the Jaguars, Cardinals, Bills, Chargers, Titans are learning how to play better defense...

Hell, ever our Saints finally got on board against Carolina!
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