Frequency of NFL Football Scores

Via the Numbers Guy, I found this page that gives the score of all 13,584 games in NFL history (since 1920) and the number of games with that score. Here is a plot of the data that I made using R. There is one point for each game; since the scores are integers, I jittered the points.
nflscores

I’m not sure this is the best way to look at the data. For example it’s not immediately obvious from this figure which score is the most frequent (it’s 20-17, with 220 occurrences). Also there are a lot of gaps and it’s difficult to tell exactly where they are. I may try some other graphing techniques in future posts.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by elijah wright, Adam Leventhal. Adam Leventhal said: beautiful data visualization worthy of @EdwardTufte http://t.co/0CQh4kU […]

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