1. When an NFL team forfeits a game, the score is recorded as 2-0.
The NFL’s rulebook states that all forfeits that result from failure or refusal of one team to participate, will have a final score of 2-0. The logic behind the rule is that two points, or a safety, is the only type of football score that is not credited to a single player. The league’s last forfeit occurred in 1920 when the Rochester Jeffersons forfeited to the Washington Senators.