NFL scoring, same as it ever was

Originally Published: October 13, 2009
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2

Maybe you think football has been revolutionized by the spread offense, that passing is at an all-time high, that scoring is off the charts in big-college football. The sports-talk world certainly seems to think these things -- but events are not as they appear.

• NFL scoring is at or slightly below an average that has been remarkably consistent for 60 years.

• Many games of the 1950s, when family cars had column-mounted stick shifts, featured about the same ...

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