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When was the last scoreless game in the NFL?

We discuss the last time that there was a scoreless game in the NFL.

Joshua Dobbs #15 of the Minnesota Vikings throws during the second half of the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings have a shot at making history on Sunday, but not the kind they probably want to be remembered for. Their game is still scoreless with 9:10 left to go before overtime. No game in the Super Bowl Era has ended in a 0-0 tie. The lowest final score on record was 3-0 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins in 2007.

Joshua Dobbs has gotten plenty of acclaim this season as he looked good for Minnesota in a short turnaround after being acquired from the Arizona Cardinals. His recent play, however, showed why he was bouncing between teams so often. Dobbs was 10-of-23 for 63 yards with five carries for 21 yards. He was benched in favor of Nick Mullens, and his tenure as the Minnesota starting quarterback may be coming to an end.

Aidan O’Connell is 20-of-30 passing for 142 yards for Las Vegas. He isn’t playing much better than Dobbs, but he remains in the game over the team turning back to Jimmy Garoppolo. Starting running back Josh Jacobs is questionable to return with a knee injury, and it feels like neither team has what it takes to put up any points.

Still, it is not very likely that this game will end scoreless. In the history of the NFL there have been 73 scoreless games, but there haven’t been any since 1943.