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Top Ten Lowest Scoring Super Bowls in NFL History

With 52 combined points on the board, Super Bowl XLIX was a pretty middle-of-the-road affair from a scoring standpoint. To end this first week of the off-season, we’re going to look at the top ten lowest scoring Super Bowls and the top ten highest scoring Super Bowls of all time. Today, the match-ups with the fewest points scored are featured. 


1. In 1972’s Super Bowl VII, only 21 total points were put up by the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins. The ‘Phins won, 14-7. 


2. In Super Bowl IX, the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings scored just 22 total points. The Steelers took the W, 16-6. 


3. The 1968 New York Jets and Baltimore Colts teams did battle in Super Bowl III. They scored 23 combined points, with the Jets winning 16-7. 


4. The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins scored 27 points altogether in 1971’s Super Bowl VI. The ‘Boys prevailed by a score of 24-3. 


5. 1970’s Super Bowl V featured the Baltimore Colts and the Dallas Cowboys. Just 29 points were scored, with the Colts winning, 16-13. 


6. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings scored a grand total of 30 points in 1969’s Super Bowl IV. The Chiefs got the win, 23-7. 


7. In 2007’s Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots put up 31 points. The Giants pulled off a last-ditch 17-14 win. 


(7*) 8. Just one year prior, in 2006’s Super Bowl XL, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks also scored 31 points. Big Ben and Co. won, 21-10. 


(7*) 9. The Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings also scored 31 combined points ins 1973’s Super Bowl VIII. The final score was ‘Phins 24, Vikes 7. 


10. The San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals scored 36 total points in 1988’s Super Bowl XXIII. The Niners took the Lombardi home to NorCal, winning 20-16.

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