Can Manning, Broncos buck history?

Super Bowl title eluded many notable offensive juggernauts in recent past

Originally Published: January 31, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

One of the amazing stats heading into Super Bowl XLVIII is what has happened to the highest-scoring offensive teams of the past.

Excluding the 2013 Denver Broncos, the eight highest-scoring teams in NFL history all failed to win it all. The 2007 New England Patriots, who averaged 36.8 points a game and had a perfect regular season, lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.

In 2011, the Green Bay Packers averaged 35 points a game and the New Orleans Saints averaged 34.2, ...

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