In the wake of last week's strange 19-11 Steelers-Titans and 25-22 Saints-49ers scores, there's been a lot of chatter about how often those specific scores have happened in NFL history. Luckily, here at Pro-Football-Reference you can answer that very question -- in fact, you can run a search on any combination of final scores to see how often they've occurred all-time.
Using the Game Score Finder, we see that Monday night's 25-22 final was just the 8th such game in NFL history, and Sunday's 19-11 score was even rarer -- only the 3rd time such a score has ever occurred!
Using the main table on this page, and clicking the "count" column header to sort by he number of instances in the database, you can find the rarest and most common scores in pro football history. You might be surprised to see the number of combinations that have taken place just once, running the gamut from 66-0 blowouts to brutal 5-3 affairs. And at the other end of the spectrum, 20-17 is by far the most common all-time final score. Play around with the tool for a while, and you'll always know where to find an answer when somebody asks, "how often does this score happen?"
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