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Seahawks and Cowboys played one of the NFL’s great rarities: A puntless game

This is not something you see very often in any era of the NFL.

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys shocked the world by actually playing a watchable Thursday Night Football game, with the Seahawks unfortunately on the wrong end of a 41-35 shootout in Texas.

Defense was either optional or penalized for most of the night, so we were treated to a big helping of points to offset whatever that Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings nonsense was on Monday. Both teams exceeded 400 yards of total offense, converted on more than 50 percent of their 3rd downs, and for all of the penalties on both sides, there was only one turnover. You know what you didn’t see? Punting.

Michael Dickson and Bryan Anger’s primary services were not required on this particular evening.

Including the playoffs, this was just the sixth punt-less game in NFL history. It’s also the highest scoring one of the half-dozen!

Kansas City Chiefs 42, Philadelphia Eagles 30 (2021)

New Orleans Saints 44, Green Bay Packers 23 (2014)

Green Bay Packers 38, Chicago Bears 17 (2014)

Indianapolis Colts 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31 (2003 - Playoffs)

Buffalo Bills 34, San Francisco 49ers 31 (1992)

Leave it to the Chicago Bears to be in a punt-less game but only score 17 points.

Hang the banner, I guess? This is a cool stat that would’ve been made cooler had the Seahawks actually won.