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Just over half of the 256 regular season games played in the NFL last season were decided by eight points or less. In addition to the one tie game in 2012, 129 of the other 255 games were decided by one score (eight points or less), or 50.8 percent of the games played in 2012.
Leading the way were the Detroit Lions who lost eight of their 12 defeats by eight points or less. Here’s a look at the number of one-score losses (eight points or less) for each team last season.