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Peter King
November 20, 1989
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November 20, 1989

The Nfl

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Beware of trends: Through the first four weeks of the season, teams scored 45.2 points per game, a higher average than they'd had for a full season since the 1970 merger. In the next four games, teams averaged 40.4, the fewest of any nonstrike season since '79.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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