Brutal Blowouts: The Most One-Sided Beatdowns In NFL History

Darren - September 28, 2023

Brutal Blowouts: The Most One-Sided Beatdowns In NFL History

Darren - September 28, 2023


Bengals 61 – Oilers 7 (1989)

The Bengals had a phenomenal team in the late ’80s and fell narrowly short of Super Bowl glory. Houston became one of their victims when they suffered a massive blowout. Cincinnati also attracted criticism because they intentionally ran up the score to humiliate their opponents (via SBNation).


Sam Wyche despised Jerry Glanville so he pushed his team forward. He said: “We don’t like this team we don’t like their people. When you get a chance to do it, you do it. And I wish today this was a five-quarter game because I just don’t like Jerry Glanville. I don’t like phonies, and I don’t think Jerry is a very genuine guy.”

Bleacher Report

Patriots 59 – Titans 0 (2009)

This was a memorable game for many reasons. Firstly, there’s the ridiculous scoreline as New England inflicted one of the biggest beatdowns ever. Tom Brady was outstanding before the Titans took him out. The legendary quarterback threw six touchdowns with zero interceptions.

New England Patriots

Meanwhile, they did it in their retro red uniforms with their classic franchise logo on their helmets. The Titans also wore their old powder blue but it didn’t help them. Tenessee somehow contrived to finish the game with negative passing yards while the Patriots broke multiple franchise records (via

Philadelphia Eagles

Giants 62 – Eagles 10 (1972)

Philadelphia traveled to Yankee Stadium with big hopes but they left town in a broken state. That’s because the Giants inflicted one of the biggest beatdowns they’ve ever suffered. It’s not the biggest points margin ever between the two teams but it’s the most that Big Blue put past the Eagles.


Randy Johnson and Norm Snead threw a combined five touchdowns as they wreaked havoc. Elsewhere, Don Hermann had a couple of touchdowns while Pete Gogolak kicked well. This was a classic result that few people remember now. New York didn’t have much “brotherly love” for their neighbor (via


Falcons 62 – Saints 7 (1973)

Archie Manning is a football legend but nobody would know if they only saw this game. The quarterback had a nightmare against the Falcons as the Saints came up short in every department. He threw five interceptions on a day where nothing went right for him. Atlanta even returned a 65-yard pick-six in one of the biggest beatdowns of the decade.

Many people think that this is one of the NFL’s best rivalries but it was one-sided in their early days. The 55-point win margin remains the biggest between these two great franchises. Soon New Orleans found their feet and improved but this was a symptom of their early struggles (via Clarion Herald).

Sporting News

Saints 62 – Colts 7 (2011)

This is a day that Drew Brees remembers fondly because it was one of the best of his Saints career. He threw five touchdowns as he completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards. Meanwhile, New Orleans demolished the Colts as the latter threw in the towel (via ESPN).

Inc. Magazine

Peyton Manning’s injury kept him out for the entire season. They tanked the year so that they could select Andrew Luck in the Draft. In the end, they had nothing to hurt the Saints who gleefully took advantage. Marques Colston and John Kasey did the early damage to finish this contest.

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Jaguars 62 – Dolphins 7 (2000)

Dolphins fans remember this game because it marked Dan Marino’s final Miami appearance. The legendary quarterback hoped that the Dolphins would win the Super Bowl in his last playoff run. But the Jaguars scoffed at his dream and destroyed Miami on a sad day in Florida.

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Fans recall Fred Taylor’s mesmerizing 90-yard run as the Jags went 41-7 up before halftime. It was a shocking way for Marino to finish his career as he walked away with a whimper. He remains arguably the best quarterback to retire without winning a Super Bowl ring (via Fansided).

Pride of Detroit

Rams 65 – Lions 24 (1950)

There are several entries on this list from 1950, but this one is a doozy. The Rams achieved the highest passing yards for the season in this game. But they fell narrowly short of sealing the overall points record. Amazingly they scored 65 points or more in back-to-back games, a feat no other team ever achieved.

Fordham News

Almost 30,000 people watched the Rams turn the Lions into kittens at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium. It was a shocking display because nobody expected this kind of result. However, football infrequently throws these mad moments out there and that’s why we love it (via Pinkvilla).

The New York Times

Dolphins 70 – Broncos 20 (2023)

We don’t see results like this in the modern game well, ever. Sean Payton was speechless as he watched Miami’s lethal offense tear his team apart. The Dolphins became the third team ever to score 70 points or more in the regular season. It was one of the biggest beatdowns in NFL history.

The Denver Post

Raheem Mostert scored four touchdowns while Devon Achane rushed for two. Meanwhile, Tua completed 23 of 26 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns. It was a day when everything went right for Miami as they ripped through the pitiful Broncos (via NBC Sports).

Fordham News

Rams 70 – Colts 27 (1950)

The Rams smashed the Colts in this shocking victory that saw them overwhelm their foes. Baltimore had no answer for the onslaught that they faced after they arrived from the AAFC. This was part of a crazy couple of weeks for the Rams because they also put 65 past Detroit.

San Francisco Chronicle

This shows how dominant the Rams’ offense was. But Baltimore’s defense also deserved harsh criticism because it was useless. A peewee team would have done more than their garbage effort. Four turnovers and 15 penalties were the story of this game (via 365 Scores).

Washington Commanders

Washington 72 – Giants 41 (1966)

Washington is very proud of this outstanding result because they set an amazing record. They scored the most points in a regular season contest as they obliterated the Giants. This was also the worst season of the Giants’ history to that point as they only won a single game.


New York manufactured its destruction because it committed too many turnovers. Sonny Jurgensen didn’t have a great performance but he still threw three touchdowns. This was a crazy game that saw defenses capitulate while Washington’s offense went crazy (via StatMuse).