NFL News: 2022 NFL Records & Milestones

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  • The average final score margin of 9.70 points this season was the lowest for a full season since 1932 (9.13).
  • The NFL single-season records set for most …
    • Games decided by six-or-fewer points: 122
    • Games decided by seven-or-fewer points: 141
    • Games decided by eight-or-fewer points: 156
    • Games within one score (eight points) in fourth quarter: 203
    • Games in which team overcame deficit of 10-or-more points to win or tie: 52
    • Games in which team came back to win after trailing in fourth quarter: 85
    • Games with game-winning score in final two minutes of regulation or in overtime: 66


  • Seven teams qualified for the postseason in 2022 after missing the playoff last season: BALTIMOREJACKSONVILLE, the LOS ANGELES CHARGERSMIAMIMINNESOTA, the NEW YORK GIANTS and SEATTLE.

    Since 1990 – a streak of 33 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. 
  • Two teams won division titles – Jacksonville (AFC South) and Minnesota (NFC North) – after missing the playoffs last season.

    At least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 19 of the past 20 years. 
  • Jacksonville completed the “worst-to-first” turnaround this season, winning the AFC South after finishing in last place in 2021. 

    At least one team has won its division the season after finishing in or tied for last place in 18 of the past 20 seasons.


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