Struggling Offenses Lead to Lowest-Scoring Week in the NFL


Summary: Week 6 of the NFL season saw historically low scoring as offenses across the league struggled. Teams averaged just 18.4 points, the lowest since 2014. The 1972 Dolphins’ undefeated record also ended, as both the 49ers and Eagles lost to backup quarterbacks. Miami’s offense remained strong, scoring 42 points against Carolina.

Offenses in the NFL had a tough time in Week 6, resulting in the lowest-scoring week since 2014. With superstar quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen failing to reach 20 points and top defenses shutting down high-powered attacks, teams averaged just 18.4 points. The 1972 Dolphins’ record of being the only undefeated team in a season ended, as both the 49ers and Eagles lost to backup quarterbacks—an unprecedented occurrence since 2017. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins continued their impressive offensive display, scoring 42 points against Carolina and joining the 1958 NFL champion Colts as the only teams with 15 touchdowns through the air and on the ground in the first six games of a season.

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