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Tom Brady's Buccaneers will make NFL history with the Cowboys in Week 1 when the two teams meet in Dallas

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The Buccaneers and Cowboys will be making NFL history when they meet Sunday night in Dallas. The meeting between the two teams will mark the first time ever that the two highest-scoring teams from the previous season will have met in Week 1 of the following season. Last year, the Cowboys led the NFL by scoring an average of 32.1 points per game, which put them slightly ahead of the Buccaneers, who had the second-highest scoring average at 30.1 points. Not only were they the two highest-scoring teams in 2021, but they finished way ahead of everyone else. No other team in the NFL even averaged 29 points per game. Being one of the highest scoring teams is definitely a good thing because it almost always means you're going to end up in the playoffs. Over the past six years, 11 of the 12 teams that finished in the top two of average points scored ended up making the playoffs, and four of those 12 teams ended up making it to the Super Bowl.