Sunday, October 6, 2013

Broncos and Cowboys Score 99 Points in 4th Highest Scoring Game in NFL History

Earlier today, Tony Romo threw for a Dallas Cowboys single-game record of 506 passing yards and five touchdown passes as the Cowboys put up 48 points against the Denver Broncos, but it was not enough as Peyton Manning continued his scorching-hot start to the 2013 season and led the Broncos to a 51-48 victory.

With just over two minutes to go, Romo was well within striking distance of Norm Van Brocklin's 62-year old record on 554 passing yards in a single game. The score was tied at 48 when Romo was intercepted for the just the second time all year with 1:57 left in the game. The Broncos to over at the Cowboys 24 yard line and Manning (414 passing yards, 5 Touchdowns (1 Rush), 1 INT) was able to run out the clock until Matt Prater kicked a chip-shot Field Goal as time expired. The combined score of 99 points ties the fourth highest scoring game in AFL/ NFL history.

List of Highest Scoring Games in AFL/ NFL History

11/27/1966 Washington Redskins 72, New York Giants 41
Total Combined Points: 113

11/28/2004 Cincinnati Bengals 58, Cleveland Browns 48
Total Combined Points: 106

12/22/1963 Oakland Raiders 52, Houston Oilers 49
Total Combined Points: 101

11/27/1983 Seattle Seahawks 51, Kansas City Chiefs 48
Total Combined Points: 99

10/06/2013 Denver Broncos 51, Dallas Cowboys 48
Total Combined Points: 99

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