Most points scored in a NFL game

The highest scoring NFL game ever came in 1966 when the Redskins and Giants combined for 113 points (Source). The Redskins’ 72-41 had the most combined points (113) in an NFL game, and the most points (72) for one team in an NFL game.2018’s Super Bowl was one of the highest Super Bowl scoring contests ever: The Eagles and Patriots scored a combined 74 points on the way to Philadelphia’s 41–33 victory. But the highest-scoring Super Bowl came in January 1995 when the 49ers and Chargers combined for 75 points. Steve Young’s San Francisco team beat San Diego 49–26. No other Super Bowls have combined for 70 points. Two games tie for the third-highest point mark with 69 points. Those came in 1993 when the Cowboys beat the Bills and in 2003 when the Buccaneers beat the Raiders.

On November 27, 1966, the New York Giants traveled to the District of Columbia Stadium in Week 12 of the NFL schedule to play the Washington Redskins. In their Week 12 matchup, against the Giants, Washington started off scoring three touchdowns including a 63-yard run by running back A.D. The Giants scored finally when Allen Jacobs rushed for a 6-yard touchdown. Whitfield later scored his third touchdown of the half on a 1-yard run. Washington scored another touchdown on a 9-yard rush by Joe Don Looney increasing their lead to 34-7 in the second quarter. Before the half on a 1-yard rush, the Giants got another touchdown by Gary Wood. The Redskins took a 34-14 lead into halftime. At the start of the third quarter was the closest that the Giants could get to Washington. They opened the scoring in the third quarter with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Joe Morrison, bringing the score to 34-21.  In the third quarter, both the Giants and Washington scored two touchdowns. Washington took a 48-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Washington scored back-to-back touchdowns to start the fourth quarter. Although the Giants stroke back with back-to-back touchdowns of their own, Washington would fire back to end all hopes for them. Washington ended the game with back-to-back touchdowns, securing a 72-41 victory.

As for individual stats, which weren’t that eye-catching, Washington quarterback Sonny Jurgensen completed 10 of 16 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Charley Taylor caught six of those passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Whitfield finished with 74 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground, plus one receiving touchdown. Bobby Mitchell ran for 54 yards and a score, and Joe Don Looney gained 46 yards and one rushing TD. Brig Owens, the Washington defensive back, took the most impressive individual effort when he had three interceptions, including a pick-six (60 yards) and he scored another touchdown on a fumble recovery (62 yards). Lastly, Rickie Harris had a 52-yard punt return touchdown. 

As for the Giants, their two quarterbacks – Tom Kennedy and Gary Wood, neither passed for more than 165 yards. They combined to throw five interceptions and three touchdowns. Running back Joe Morrison piled up 59 rushing yards and 98 receiving yards and scored one touchdown.