Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In Progress: Football ’07 - The Single-Game Scoring Record Challenged

“I scored over 200 points! Is that like the highest ever!?”

We get asked this question all time. While a 200 point game is a big total, you’ll need at least 250 to crack the top 10 scores all-time. Two teams, Cam’s Crunch, and the *Detown Lions have managed to add their names to the illustrious list so far in 2007. Not surprisingly, both these squads are near the top of the Attendance rankings to date, rounding-out the top four along with the current leader Colby Hornets, and previous champions, jamin.

But without further delay, here is the current list of top single-game scores of all time:

#

Team

League

Week

Year

FP

1

Five Too Many

Fourth and a Mile

10

2006

278.0

2

Dallas Budda Boys

Brazos Football

15

2006

275.2

3

Galena GoLucks

Brazos Football

9

2006

270.2

4

jamin

All-Pro Goofballs

6

2006

266.8

5

SpongeBall SquareBack

GridIron North

14

2005

264.4

6

Cam's Crunch

The Argos Cup

2

2007

261.8

7

Chicago Blitz

DIEHARD Football League

15

2006

259.4

8

Cralee-Kahn Snarplufs

Thank God it's Football Season

3

2005

253.8

9

*Detown Lions

EXECUTIVE BALL '08

2

2007

251.2

10

Bella and the Fellas

Public League 21211

15

2005

250.2

Five Too Many of the Fourth and a Mile league still holds top honors, but in a season where the Browns can out shoot the Bengals 51-47, the record seems primed for the plucking.

So what’s the secret for this kind of success? Usually wide-receivers, who have an easier time ‘exploding’ on a given week. In the case of the Crunch, having the ungodly trio of Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, and Randy Moss all light it up in week 2 while QB Carson Palmer had to keep airing it out against the aforementioned Cleveland Browns did the trick. But there are other roads to success – a 30 point game from a defensive player like Umenyiora, a big day from your halfback, and you could be off to the races.

In the end luck is obviously the biggest factor, but to have a real chance your best bet is to have a player or three who is known to “go-off” on occasion – and then bide your time until the stars align and they’re all playing low-rated defenses (or high-rated offenses!).

Filed by gamedayScott

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