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NFL Scoring Down Significantly Through Two Weeks; Are Fans Oversaturated With "TNF"?

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 17

NFL teams through the season's first 30 games are averaging 20.3 points per game, 2.4 fewer than a year ago, and the scoring dip has been "so precipitous that it’s unprecedented," according to Andrew Beaton of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. If it "continues throughout the season, it would ...

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