The Lowest Scoring NFL Game of All Time
The NFL is known for its thrilling football games filled with action-packed plays and high-scoring point totals. But, beyond the usual high-caliber games, there exists a unique footnote among the vast history of NFL games. It’s the 1932 clash between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans, which holds the record for the lowest scoring NFL game of all time.
On December 18th, 1932, the innovative Bears team traveled to Portsmouth, Ohio to take on the Spartans in a closely contested game with severe weather conditions. With a 3-2 final score, the Bears won the match in what was a rather unusual game.
Details of the Lowest Scoring NFL Game of All Time
- Attendance: A mere 4957 spectators attended the cold and frozen game.
- Weather: The game took place in the snow, delaying the kick off time by an hour while crew shoveled the field and heated the footballs.
- First Points: The Spartans scored the first points of the game with a safety in the 3rd quarter.
- Winner: The Bears won the game, scraping a victory with a field goal in the 4th quarter.
At the end, the Bears took home a 3-2 victory, making the 1932 matchup the lowest scoring NFL game of all time. Even today, it remains the record for fewest points ever scored in an NFL game. Surely, it was a spectacle to witness!