Points aplenty as NFL sets scoring mark

NEW YORK (TICKER) —The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers capped off a record-setting scoring weekend for the NFL on Monday night.

The Saints’ 51-29 victory over the Packers pushed the Week 12 scoring over 800 points for the first time in league history.

A total of 837 points were scored in the 16 games, easily surpassing the previous mark of 788 that was set on three occasions - the last time on December 29-30, 2007.

The scoring binge averaged out to 52.3 points per game, boosting the season’s average to 45.0. That is the highest mark since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1983.

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Updated Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008