The 2008-09 Detroit Lions were the first team in NFL history to lose every game since the NFL went from a 14 to 16 game schedule.
Baltimore Colts and New York Giants in the 1958 NFL Championship Game.
The worst loss in NFL history was in the 1940 NFL Championship game. In this game, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0.
Running back Lewis Partlow of the Dayton Triangles scored the first TD in NFL history on October 3, 1920 in the first ever NFL game, played between Dayton and the Columbus Panhandles.
In the NFL, that was Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins in the first game of the 1948 season.
The shortest game in NFL history came on November 3rd, 1996 when the Chargers beat the Colts 26-19. The game was only 2 hours and 29 minutes long.
So, for the first time in NFL history, a one-game playoff was staged on Dec. 18, 1932, to determine the league champion. In 1932, the first playoff game was played indoors at Chicago Stadium due to poor weather. The Bears won the league championship by beating the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0.
The highest scoring game in NFL history combined was on November 27, 1966 when the Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants 72-41 for a total of 113. The highest scoring game in NFL history for one team would be 73, when the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0 on December 8, 1940 in the NFL Championship Game.
The 1932 NFL season saw the first playoff game in the League's history as the Chicago Bears defeated the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions) 9-0. Click on the '1932 NFL Playoff Game' link below to read about the game and the 1932 season.
Running back Lewis Partlow of the Dayton Trianglesscored the first TD in NFL history on October 3, 1920 in the first ever NFL game, played between Dayton and the Columbus Panhandles.
The first wild card team to play in a playoff game was the Detroit Lions who played the NFC East Division champion Dallas Cowboys on December 26, 1970. The Cowboys won the game 5-0. To this day (January 4, 2008) that game is the lowest scoring playoff game in NFL history.
The Denver Broncos played in the first ever AFL-NFL game, and won.
There was no "first ever" NFL player. The NFL was formed in 1920 and consisted mostly of a group of teams that previously were members of the Ohio League.
Tonight's (12/27/2010) game will be the 23rd Tuesday night game in NFL history.
There is no 'mercy rule' in the NFL. The game is played to the end regardless of the score. The biggest shutout in NFL history came in the 1940 NFL Championship Game when the Bears defeated the Redskins, 73-0.
For a single game, the most points scored by a team in an NFL game was 73 by the Chicago Bears in the 1940 NFL Championship game. The Bears beat the Redskins 73-0.
In the 2007 NFL season, there was an average of 37.2 first downs in an NFL game. In 2006, that average was 36.8 and in 2005, that average was also 36.8.
The first NFL game was in 1920, although the league was then named the "American Professional Football Association". It would be renamed the NFL in 1922.
The longest game in NFL history was between the Dolphins and Chiefs. The game went for 83 minutes (into double overtime too). The dolphins won by a field goal.
The largest shutout in NFL history was in the 1940 NFL Championship game when the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0.
The first NFL game to go into overtime was August 28, 1955 when the LA Rams beat the NY Giants 23-17. The first NFL Playoff game to go into over time was the 1958 NFL Championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the NY Giants. The Colts also beat the Giants 23-17
As far as the NFL is concerned, the first TD in NFL history was scored by Louis Partlow of the Dayton Triangles in a game against the Columbus Panhandles on October 3, 1920. George Kinderline kicked the first point after touchdown.