It wasn't pretty but it was a win nonetheless, and it was in fact a rather extraordinary one. The Baltimore Ravens, in beating the Houston Texans 25-9 on Sunday's season opener did something that no other team in the history of the NFL had ever done before these two did it.
Both teams combined for a unique score on Sunday, as there had never been a 25-9 outcome before in league history, according to NFL Scorigami on X (formerly known as Twitter).
According to the social account's research, there had been 1075 different results in NFL history before the Ravens and the Texans combined for 36 points split into 25 points for the hosts and nine for the visitors making it the 1076th unique final result.
In order to reach that point, the game saw both teams score points in all four quarters with the Ravens winning the first and third periods, the Texans winning the second frame, and the two franchises scoring the same points in the fourth and final quarter to put the final touches to the game.
This outcome marks the second time in five years in which the Ravens opened a season with a Week 1 scorigami following their 59-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins back in 2019 in the infamous "not bad for a running back" game by Lamar Jackson to kickstart his MVP season.
In the case of the Texans, it was their first scorigami since they scored themselves their last one all the way back in Oct. 2021 when they fell 31-5 to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Ravens also achieved their fourth consecutive victory against the Texans on Sunday, and Baltimore won their seventh season opener in the last eight years, the joint-most in the NFL along with the Philadelphia Eagles.