The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

791 points most in NFL's opening week

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
NEW YORK -- NFL teams combined for 791 points, the most for an opening week and second most in league history.
Only in Week 12 of the 2008 season were more points scored, 837.
Last week, games averaged just over 49 points, led by five teams putting up at least 40: the Jets (48), Ravens (44), Bears (41), Falcons (40), and Redskins (40). Never during an opening week had there been so many 40-point outputs.
Washington's Robert Griffin III became the only player to pass for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception in his NFL debut. Griffin was 19-of-26 for 320 yards and had a 139.9 passer rating in a 40-32 win at New Orleans. He is the first rookie quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and win a season opener.
Story tags » NFL

More Sports Headlines

NEWSLETTER

Sports headlines

Top sports stories delivered daily

Calendar