Highest losing scores

Normally  when a team posts a huge score in any sporting event, the odds of them being beaten decrease markedly, but they cam still lose. Here are details of the highest losing scores recorded in various competitions, along with accompanying video footage.

Australian Football League

Hawthorn 26.15 (171) – GEELONG 25.13 (163) – May 6 1989

National Basketball Association

Detroit Pistons 186 – DENVER NUGGETS 184 – December 13 1983

American Football League

Oakland Raiders 52 – HOUSTON OILERS 49 – December 22 1963

National Football League

New York Giants 52 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 49

National Hockey League

Edmonton Oilers 12 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 9 December 11 1985

Toronto Maple Leafs 11 EDMONTON OILERS 9   8 January 1986

Montreal Wanderers 10 TORONTO ARENAS 9 19 December 1917

Boston Bruins10 NY RANGERS 9 4 March 1944

Boston Bruins 10 DETROIT RED WINGS 9 16 March 1944.

Vancouver Canucks 10 MINNESOTA NORTH STARS 9 October 7 1983

Major League Baseball

Chicago Cubs 26 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 23 – August 25 1922

Bleacher Report article

English Football League

Charlton Athletic 7 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 6 – December 21 1957

Wikipedia article

Australian Super League

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 48 HUNTER MARINERS 36 36 12 May 1997

Australian National Rugby League

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 37 WESTS TIGERS 36   27 March 2005

Newcastle Knights 38 GOLD COAST TITANS 36 9 May 2010

 

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