Special Sub-Topic: Football - The AFC
|The majority of the teams making up the modern AFC came as the result of the NFL's merger with the AFL. Although original NFL teams compose the NFC, three NFL teams wound up becoming AFC teams. Which of the following NFL teams was one of the three that moved to the AFC the merger?|
Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers began play in the NFL in 1933. They moved along to the AFC with the Browns and Colts after the merger.
|The Kansas City Chiefs actually started out in which city?|
Dallas. The Chiefs were originally the Dallas Texans. They played in Dallas for three seasons and won the AFL title in 1962. They moved to Kansas City in 1963.
|Which of the following teams was the first to win the Super Bowl as a wild card?|
Oakland Raiders. The Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 to win Super Bowl XV in 1981.
|Which AFL or AFC team was the first to win a Super Bowl?|
New York Jets. The Jets shocked the football world, and the Baltimore Colts, by winning Super Bowl III 16-7 in Miami in 1969.
|Which AFC team was originally owned by legendary coach Paul Brown?|
Cincinnati Bengals. Though Paul Brown was best known as associated with the Cleveland Browns, he later became the owner of the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2000, the Bengals moved from Cinergy Field to a stadium bearing Brown's name.
|What was the original nickname of the New York Jets?|
Titans. Long before the Tennessee Titans, the New York Titans were a lower-echelon team in the AFL, for three seasons 1960-1962.
|During the strike-shortened 1982 season, which AFC team claimed the conference championship?|
Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins got a stellar defensive performance, particularly from linebacker A.J. Duhe, as they beat the Jets 14-0 to advance to Super Bowl XVII.
|Which AFC team faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the first NFL game to be played outside of North America?|
San Diego Chargers. The Chargers lost to the Cardinals 20-10 in a preseason game in Tokyo, Japan, on August 16th, 1976.
|Which venerable AFC placekicker was the first pure placekicker to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?|
Jan Stenerud. Stenerud spent 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, including their appearances in Super Bowls I and IV. He spent four seasons in Green Bay and two in Minnesota before retiring in 1985. During his career, Stenerud scored 1,699 points on 580 extra points and 373 field goals.
|Which former Baltimore Colts star led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XX in 1986?|
Raymond Berry. A Hall-of-Fame wide receiver during his career with the Colts, Berry coached the Patriots through an improbable playoff run in which they beat the Jets, Raiders, and Dolphins--all on the road, as a wild card--to their first Super Bowl appearance.
|Which AFC team plays its home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium?|
Buffalo Bills. Rich Stadium, the home of the Bills since 1973, was renamed after team owner Ralph Wilson in 1999.
|Prior to joining the NFL in 1950, in what league did the Cleveland Browns play?|
All-American Football Conference. The Browns won all four All-American Football Conference championships during the league's brief existence (1946 to 1949). They joined the NFL along with two other AAFC teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Colts.
|Which legendary AFC running back was the first rusher in NFL history to gain 2,000 yards in a season?|
O.J. Simpson. Hall-of-Famer Simpson rushed for 2,003 yards during the 1973 season. Despite Simpson's success, the Bills failed to make the playoffs that year.
|Which AFC team won the first postseason overtime game after the 1970 merger?|
Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins beat the Chiefs 27-24 on Christmas Day, 1971, in an epic game that lasted 82 minutes and 40 seconds. Dolphins' kicker Garo Yepremian hit a 37-yard field goal to win the game.
|Which two players did the Jacksonville Jaguars draft in the first round in 1995?|
Tony Boselli and James Stewart. In their first-ever draft, the expansion Jaguars took Boselli, an offensive lineman from Southern California, and Stewart, a running back from Tennessee. Both were instrumental in the Jaguars' success during their early years.
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