Monday night's 51-29 win by New Orleans over Green Bay boosted the NFL to the first 800-point week in its history. A total of 837 points were scored in the league's 16 Week 12 games, an average of 52.3 points per game.
The previous record was 788 points, set three times (Week 1, 2002; Week 13, 2004; and Week 17, 2007).
Games this season are averaging 45.0 points. If that average holds, it would top last season's average of 43.4 and the record average since the 16-game schedule was instituted in 1978 of 43.7 points per game in 1983.