Inside The Bills

Playoff teams score 24 per game

Posted by Chris Brown on July 22, 2013 – 8:45 am

While the familiar refrain of ‘Defense wins championships’ might hold true in some cases, scoring points gets NFL clubs to the playoffs. As we examined in our Top 25 Countdown to Training Camp today, whether or not the Bills can average 24 points per game, we see that if a team can maintain that average in the regular season it usually turns into a playoff berth.

In 2011, 9 of the 12 top scoring teams in the league made the playoffs. Last season 10 of the top 12 made the playoffs. Only two of those playoff teams in 2012 did not average 24 points per game (Minnesota 23.7, Indianapolis 22.3) and both were relatively close.

Here are the top 12 scoring offenses in 2012 in points per game. The bold faced teams are the ones that didn’t qualify for the postseason.

1 . New England – 34.8
2. Denver – 30.1
3. New Orleans – 28.8
4. Washington – 27.3
5. Green Bay – 27.1
6. NY Giants – 26.8
7. Atlanta - 26.2
8. Houston – 26
9. Seattle – 25.8
10. Baltimore – 24.9
11. San Francisco – 24.8
12. Cincinnati – 24.4


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