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NFL: Longest Current 2-0 Winning Streaks to Start the Season

TEAM 3-0 WINNING STREAK TO START THE SEASON SEASONS
1. Denver Broncos 3 2013-2015
2. Arizona Cardinals 2 2014-2015
2. Carolina Panthers 2 2014-2015
2. Cincinnati Bengals 2 2014-2015
5. Atlanta Falcons 1 2015
5. Dallas Cowboys 1 2015
5. Green Bay Packers 1 2015
5. New England Patriots 1 2015
5. New York Jets 1 2015
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Arizona Cardinals and the Top 20 Teams with the Fewest Total Yards in a Playoff Game

The Carolina Panthers Made Mincemeat Out Of The Arizona Cardinals Offense In The 2014 Wild Card Round

The Carolina Panthers Made Mincemeat Out Of The Arizona Cardinals Offense In The 2014 Wild Card Round

Wow. The Carolina Panthers smothered the Arizona Cardinals today, yielding under 100 total yards, a paltry 78 to be exact – the lowest total in modern NFL history (and all of NFL history).

And by far. No other team has been held to less than 100 yards in a postseason game since the 1970 merger.

There’s more to look at here, amongst the 20 lowest yard totals in the playoffs.

Two Super Bowls make the list. The 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers and 1985 Chicago Bears both held their big game opponents to under 125 yards.

The ’85 Bears also held their NFC Championship opponents, the Los Angeles Rams, to 130 yards, helping cement that team’s legacy as either the greatest or second-greatest defense of all time.

Two rankers actually won their games (*), one of whom, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, went on to win it all.

TEAM TOTAL YARDS SEASON ROUND OPPONENT SCORE
1. Arizona Cardinals 78 2014 NFC Wild Card Carolina Panthers 27-16
2. Minnesota Vikings 114 2000 NFC Champ. New York Giants 41-0
3. Los Angeles Rams 118 1975 NFC Champ. Dallas Cowboys 37-7
4. Minnesota Vikings 119 1974 Super Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers 16-6
5. Washington Redskins* 120 2005 NFC Wild Card Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-10*
6. New England Patriots 123 1985 Super Bowl Chicago Bears 46-10
7. Kansas City Chiefs 126 2006 AFC Wild Card Indianapolis Colts 23-8
7. Baltimore Ravens 126 2010 AFC Division Pittsburgh Steelers 31-24
9. Los Angeles Rams 130 1985 NFC Champ. Chicago Bears 24-0
10. Miami Dolphins 131 1999 AFC Division Jacksonville Jaguars 62-7
11. New York Giants 132 2005 NFC Wild Card Carolina Panthers 23-0
12. Baltimore Ravens* 134 2000 AFC Division Tennessee Titans 24-10*
13. Cincinnati Bengals 139 1970 AFC Division Baltimore Colts 17-0
13. New York Jets 139 1982 AFC Champ. Miami Dolphins 14-0
15. Houston Oilers 142 1978 AFC Champ. Pittsburgh Steelers 34-5
16. Indianapolis Colts 146 1996 AFC Wild Card Pittsburgh Steelers 42-14
17. Minnesota Vikings 148 1992 NFC Wild Card Washington Redskins 24-7
18. New Orleans Saints 149 1987 NFC Wild Card Minnesota Vikings 44-10
19. Baltimore Ravens 150 2001 AFC Division Pittsburgh Steelers 27-10
20. Miami Dolphins 151 2001 AFC Wild Card Baltimore Ravens 20-3

Modern NFL history = 1970 (AFL-NFL Merger) through the present, here.

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NFL: The 20 Biggest Shutouts of the Century (Regular Season, Since 2000)

Eli Manning Was Sacked Seven Times as the Carolina Panthers Thumped the New York Giants 38-0

Eli Manning Was Sacked Seven Times as the Carolina Panthers Thumped the New York Giants 38-0

The New York Giants got whalloped by the Carolina Panthers today, 38-0. That sure hurts for Giants fans – it looks like their team’s season is over. Then again, that NFC East is pretty bad.

As far as today’s blowout shutout goes, it ranks middle of the road. There have been plenty bigger since 2000, topped by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots‘ annihilation of the Tennessee Titans, 59-0, four years ago.

Below are the top 20 biggest regular season shutouts since 2000. The Seattle Seahawks are the most merciless team of the bunch, appearing four times.

What about the biggest shutouts of all time? You can see that list here – the low end starts at 52-0. Most of these games were played in the 1920’s and 1930’s, when football was just getting its legs.

WINNER SCORE LOSER DATE
1. New England Patriots 59-0 Tennessee Titans Oct. 18, 2009
2. Seattle Seahawks 58-0 Arizona Cardinals Dec. 9, 2012
3. Kansas City Chiefs 49-0 Arizona Cardinals Dec. 1, 2002
4. Jacksonville Jaguars 48-0 Cleveland Browns Dec. 3, 2000
5. Seattle Seahawks 42-0 Philadelphia Eagles Dec. 5, 2005
6. Atlanta Falcons 41-0 Carolina Panthers Nov. 24, 2002
6. Jacksonville Jaguars 41-0 New York Jets Oct. 8, 2006
6. Kansas City Chiefs 41-0 San Francisco 49ers Oct. 1, 2006
6. New Orleans Saints 41-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dec. 16, 2012
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 41-0 Cleveland Browns Dec. 24, 2005
6. Seattle Seahawks 41-0 Jacksonville Jaguars Oct. 11, 2009
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-0 Chicago Bears Sep. 10, 2000
13. Carolina Panthers 38-0 New York Giants Sep. 22, 2013
13. New York Jets 38-0 Oakland Raiders Oct. 25, 2009
13. Seattle Seahawks 38-0 Arizona Cardinals Sep. 14, 2003
13. San Francisco 49ers 38-0 New Orleans Saints Jan. 6, 2002
17. Green Bay Packers 37-0 Washington Redskins Sep. 24, 2001
17. New York Jets 37-0 Cincinnati Bengals Jan. 3, 2010
17. Baltimore Ravens 37-0 Cincinnati Bengals Sep. 24, 2000
20. New York Giants 36-0 Washington Redskins Oct. 30, 2005
20. St. Louis Rams 36-0 Atlanta Falcons Oct. 13, 2003

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