Winter may be officially over (thank goodness), but just because it’s spring, we don’t have to stop talking football. Today, in conjunction with yesterday’s post about last year’s highest scoring offenses, we’re going to break down the teams that scored the fewest points per game. You’ll note that almost all of yesterday’s teams made the postseason and, um, not as many of today’s teams did…
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars put-up a rather dismal 15.6 points per game on average during the 2014 season.
2. The Oakland Raiders, who should really be a better team than they are with all the talent on their roster, scored just 15.8 points per game last year.
3. The Tennessee Titans join their AFC South rival Jaguars in today’s top five, with an average of 15.9 points per game. That’s what happens when you’re playing musical quarterbacks with Jake Locker, Zach Mettenberger, and Charlie Whitehurst.
4. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have the kind of success Lovie Smith was hoping for in 2014, missing the postseason by a long shot and scoring an average of just 17.3 point per game.
5. The New York Jets, who hired Todd Bowles as their new head coach earlier this offseason, scored 17.7 points per game during the final year of Rex Ryan’s tenure.
6. The Cleveland Browns (oh c’mon, you knew they’d be featured today) scored an average of 18.7 points per game over the course of the 2014 season.
7. The Washington Redskins continued their downward spiral with an average score of 18.8 points per game last year.
8. The San Francisco 49ers, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011, scored 19.1 points per game.
9. The Arizona Cardinals put-up 19.4 points per game and made the playoffs (disastrous though that game was). Props, though, given the injury issues they dealt with all season long.
10. The Chicago Bears scored 19.9 points per game on average during the 2014 NFL regular season.