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Scoring in NFL Takes Biggest Drop in More Than 40 Years

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) carries the ball up field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) carries the ball up field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

(AP) -- The NFL's steady increase in offensive production took a step back this season.

The average points per game for teams dropped from a record