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St. Louis Rams beat the Oakland Raiders in week 13 (of 2014 season) by a score of 52 to 0, and went on to beat Washington Redskins the following week 24 - 0. Are the Rams the first team to win back to back games without allowing their opponents to score any points? If not, what other teams accomplished this feat; and what is the longest streak of holding your opponents to no points in the NFL?

  • How many point were racked up by the three game winners before the opponents in the fourth game put points on the board ? – user7686 Dec 12 '14 at 2:24
  • Please post your comment to the answer below since I do not no about the three game winning streak. @paveoverflow who provided the answer does! – alamoot Dec 12 '14 at 14:40
  • @alamoot note that the user has less than 50 reputation (it was originally an answer converted to a comment...one you commented on yourself). – user527 Dec 12 '14 at 14:57
  • @edmastermind29 I know that, I just want to make sure that this new users learns about our conventions and proper way of using the sire, that's all! – alamoot Dec 12 '14 at 15:00
  • @alamoot Understood. Thanks for taking the time to do so! – user527 Dec 12 '14 at 15:01
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According to this Wikipedia list of NFL records by team, the "Most Consecutive Shutout Games Won or Tied" was 13 by the Akron Pros over the 1920 and 1921 seasons. They finished the 1920 season with 5 straight shutouts (the last 2 were ties), and they started the 1921 season with 8 straight shutouts (the last one was a tie).

But the most consecutive shutouts in the modern era is three. This was accomplished by the 1970 St.Louis Cardinals (3 straight shutout wins) and the 1976-77 Steelers (they had 3 straight shutout wins in the middle of the season, and also had 2 straight shutout wins at the end of the regular season and a shutout win in week 1 of the 1977 season). A philly.com article mentions this:

The only NFL teams (since 1940) to have three consecutive shutouts were the 1970 Cardinals and the Steelers, who did it during Games 7-8-9 of the 1976 season and closed out that season with a pair (Games 13-14) and started 1977 with one (Game 1).

  • Yep, the era is important. In the early days, shutouts were very common, as were 0-0 ties. Lower skill level combined with no passing game meant for a very low scoring game (which apparently people were more apt to watch back then in the US than they are to watch soccer 0-0 ties now?) – Joe Dec 8 '14 at 15:18
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In modern NFL football, this would be the Miami Dolphins, who shutout the Baltimore Colts 4 consecutive times, from January 2, 1972 (AFC Championship) to November 11, 1973. The cumulative score of all four games was 104-0.

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