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1 What team has won the most championships before the Super Bowl era, beginning in 1966?
Answer: Green Bay Packers

The Packers were top dogs in the early NFL, winning 9 championships over 36 years. They won their first in 1929, and their thirteenth in 2010 (against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25).
  From Quiz: NFL History Mix [ 1 ]
2 The 1966 season saw the first NFL team score 70 points in a regular season game. Which team embarrassed the New York Giants 72-41?
Answer: Washington Redskins

It is pretty tough to score 41 points in a game and lose, but the Giants did on November 27, 1966. The Redskins were led by quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, but passed for only 145 yards with three touchdowns. It was the legs of A.D. Whitfield and Bobby Mitchell who provided the ground attack for Washington. The Redskins scored 24 points in the fourth quarter. Neither team went to the playoffs in the season.
    Your options: [ Kansas City Chiefs ] [ Dallas Cowboys ] [ Washington Redskins ] [ Green Bay Packers ]
  From Quiz: Pigskin Challenges
3 Who was the first team to score more than 560 points in a single season?
Answer: 2007 New England Patriots

The 2007 Patriots scored 589 points, topping the 1998 Vikings record of 556.
  From Quiz: NFL Scoring Questions
4 Who was first head coach to win three NFL Coach of the Year awards?
Answer: Don Shula

Not just three, but four of the awards were put in Shula's pocket. The award began in 1957 with George Wilson of the Detroit Lions winning it. Shula won the awards in 1964, 1967, and 1968 with the Baltimore Colts, then his fourth with the perfect season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Halas won two Coach of the Year awards, and Landry took one along with Bud Grant.
  From Quiz: Pigskin Potpourri
5 This set has red and blue border stripes on a white background. The words premier edition appear across the top. Which set is it?
Answer: 1984 USFL

This is one of the most valuable sets of the 1980s. It has rookie cards for Kelly, White, Walker, and Carter.
    Your options: [ 1985 USFL ] [ 1984 USFL ] [ 1983 USFL ] [ 1985 World League ]
  From Quiz: 1980s Topps Football Sets
6 In one year, Bowman released two parallel card sets of different sizes, known as "Bowman Large" and "Bowman Small". In which year did this occur?
Answer: 1952

The larger size version is generally considered to be more valueable than the smaller cards. Many great players had their rookie cards in this set.
    Your options: [ 1954 ] [ 1955 ] [ 1953 ] [ 1952 ]
  From Quiz: Football Cards
7 Who was the first African-American quarterback to pass for 3000 yards in a season?
Answer: Doug Williams

Williams was a 1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneer rookie. In 1980, he led the team to a 5-10-1 record, throwing for 3396 yards, with a TD/INT ratio of 20-16. Williams blamed the 5-10-1 record for him never making the Pro Bowl. In 1981, he encored the season by throwing 3563 yards with 19 TDs and 14 INTs.
  From Quiz: Stuffed Pigskins
8 The NFL Rams franchise has been based in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. Which stadium was the fourth stadium used by the Rams franchise?
Answer: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Rams played in three different stadiums while in Cleveland: Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1937, 1939-41, 1945), League Park (1937, 1942, 1944-45); and Shaw Stadium (1938). Their fourth stadium was the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where they played from 1946-79.
    Your options: [ Anaheim Stadium ] [ Cleveland Municipal Stadium ] [ Busch Memorial Stadium ] [ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ]
  From Quiz: NFL Fourths
9 Who was the third man born in the State of Massachusetts to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Answer: Al Davis

All of the above are Hall of Famers from Massachusetts. Healey was elected in 1964, Millner in 1968, Davis in 1992, and Long in 2000. Davis is the owner of the Oakland Raiders and was a former commissioner of the American Football League (AFL).
  From Quiz: NFL Thirds
10 Earl "Curley" Lambeau was the first head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Who was the second?
Answer: Gene Ronzani

Ronzani coached the Packers from 1950-53 and had a record of 14-31-1. He replaced Lambeau who coached from 1921-1949, and had a record of 212-106-21.
  From Quiz: NFL Seconds
11 Dick Butkus and Chicago Bears owner/coach George Halas have much in common. Which statement below is false?
Answer: They both played linebacker during their professional careers

Halas played offensive end, not linebacker, for the Decatur (Ill.) Staleys and Chicago Bears. He also was the team head coach, handled ticket sales, and was in charge of almost all business aspects of the team.
    Your options: [ They both played linebacker during their professional careers ] [ They both are first generation Americans ] [ They both are University of Illinois alumni ] [ They both were born in Chicago ]
  From Quiz: 10 Degrees of Dick Butkus
12 What is significant about a 1982 play that ended John Elway's college career (He was not on the field at the time)?
Answer: He watched from the sideline as the opponents lateraled their way to victory on the final play of the season

He watched The Cal Bears toss 5 laterals on their way to victory in the "The Play". On a side-note, John didn't want to play for the Baltimore Colts.
  From Quiz: Random NFL Facts
13 Who was the runner-up for the 2004 rushing title?
Answer: Shaun Alexander

Alexander lost the rushing to Curtis Martin by one yard. There was an opportunity for Alexander to score on the one yard line to share the rushing crown with Martin, but he didn't get the call.
  From Quiz: NFL Football
14 Deion Sanders came out of retirement in 2004 to play for the Baltimore Ravens. Which team did he play for whenhe retired (before the Ravens)?
Answer: Washington Redskins

Deion Sanders played one year as a Washington Redskin in 2000 before he retired. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1995-1999 where he won three Super Bowls. He almost came out of retirement in 2002 to play for the Oakland Raiders, as they made their Super Bowl run to Super Bowl XXXVII.
    Your options: [ Washington Redskins ] [ Oakland Raiders ] [ San Diego Chargers ] [ Dallas Cowboys ]
  From Quiz: NFL !
15 During the 2002 season, this coach elected to kick the ball off in overtime on the road after squandering a lead. This team never got the ball back, and ended the season with a 0-8 road record. Which coach is this?
Answer: Marty Mornhinweg

Marty Mornhinweg was the head coach of the Detriot Lions. The Lions ended up with an 0-8 road record in the 2002 season. After the season was over the Detroit Lions fired Marty Mornhinweg as their head coach.
    Your options: [ Dom Capers ] [ Dick LeBeau ] [ Marty Mornhinweg ] [ Dave Campo ]
  From Quiz: NFL Teams & Players
16 What kicker threw an interception in Superbowl VII?
Answer: Garo Yepremian

The 1972 Miami Dolphins, a team that finished the regular season undefeated, were leading the Washington Redskins 14-0 in Superbowl VII, when Garo Yepremian set up for a 42 yard field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter. The kick was blocked by Washington and the ball, still live, ended up in Yepremian's hands. With no time to adjust, Garo attempted a pass, but the ball slipped out of his hands and was tipped into the air. The Redskins Mike Bass intercepted the ball and ran all the way back for a Washington touchdown. Luckily, it did not cost the Dolphins the game, and Miami won 14-7. Despite his infamous page in Superbowl history, Yepremian was still recognized as a vital part of the Dolphins success. Garo was named "Kicker of the Decade", for the 1970's by the National Football League.
  From Quiz: General American Football
17 During the 1970s there were two division teams that played each other every year, with only one victorious team during the whole decade. Who were these teams?
Answer: Dolphins over Bills

In the AFC Eastern Division, the Bills squared off twice a year with the Miami Dolphins. The Bills did not come away with even one victory. The Bills changed this trend in the late 80s and 90s when they went to four straight Super Bowls and defeated Miami several times including two playoff appearances.
  From Quiz: Interesting and True NFL Factoids
18 Which team drafted and cut Bill Parcells in 1964?
Answer: Detriot Lions

Bill Parcells was cut by the Lions and never played a regular season NFL game. After being cut he moved to Denver and became an assistant head coach for a local college team.
    Your options: [ New York Giants ] [ New York Jets ] [ Detriot Lions ] [ Denver Broncos ]
  From Quiz: Pigskin Puzzlers
19 In 1997, who tied as the AFC's top rated passers?
Answer: Mark Brunell and Jeff George

When the 1997 NFL season ended, Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback Mark Brunell and Oakland Raiders' Jeff George were the top rated passers in the AFC with a 91.2 rating. Bledsoe of the New England Patriots was third with a 87.7 rating. Elway was fourth, Harbaugh was fifth and Marino was seventh.
  From Quiz: NFL Mixture
20 Which team drafted Gary Anderson in the seventh round of the 1982 NFL Draft?
Answer: Buffalo Bills

He never played for the Bills, but went on to be the All-Time leading scorer in the history of the NFL, kicking with the Steelers, Eagles, 49ers and Vikings.
  From Quiz: For True NFL Diehards
21 Where did Billy Sims go to college?
Answer: Oklahoma
  From Quiz: General Football Knowledge
22 What team drafted Johnny Unitas?
Answer: Pittsburgh Steelers

Johnny was cut from his first pro team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, after the head coach at the time deemed Unitas 'not intelligent enough to be a quarterback.'
  From Quiz: Ultimate Football : Part B
23 In Michael Westbrook's first N.F.L. game he ____________ ?
Answer: scored a 58 yard reverse.
  From Quiz: NFL Football
24 Running back Eric Dickerson played in four full seasons with the Rams, then was traded midseason 1987 to which team?
Answer: Indianapolis Colts

Dickerson played in only nine games for the Colts in 1987, yet still rushed for over 1000 yards. Eric helped push the Colts into the playoffs, but lost to the Browns in the division playoffs. He went on to play in four more seasons at Indianapolis, after his career high for rushing was 2105 yards in 1984 with the Rams.
    Your options: [ Chicago Bears ] [ Indianapolis Colts ] [ San Francisco 49ers ] [ Minnesota Vikings ]
  From Quiz: From Fans to Dust
25 Who was the oldest player that played on a team in the 2010 season?
Answer: John Carney

Born on April 20, 1964, Carney was in his 23rd season in the NFL in 2010. He kicked field goals for the New Orleans Saints in the season. At the age of 46, he still made five of six field goals and all three extra points. John was a backup to Saints kicker, Garrett Hartley.
  From Quiz: Pigskin Challenges
26 The American Football League (AFL) played its first season in 1960 with eight teams. Which team won the first AFL crown?
Answer: Houston Oilers

The Oilers won the East Division while the Chargers won the West Division, with identical 10-4 records. Houston defeated Los Angeles to take the first league championship, 24-16. The Oilers were led by quarterback George Blanda who threw for 301 yards along with three touchdowns in the championship game.
    Your options: [ Los Angeles Chargers ] [ Oakland Raiders ] [ Kansas City Chiefs ] [ Houston Oilers ]
  From Quiz: Pigskin Challenge
27 This set has a wavy banner at the bottom of the cards. The team name and position are on the left side of the banner, with the player name on the right. Which year set is this?
Answer: 1981

This set is best known for containing the Joe Montana rookie card. A card more valuable than both the 1980 and 1982 sets combined.
    Your options: [ 1979 ] [ 1981 ] [ 1983 ] [ 1985 ]
  From Quiz: 1980s Topps Football Sets
28 The Miami Dolphins had a perfect season record in the 1970s. In that particular season, they had two running backs who rushed for 1000 yards. Who was their third running back who also rushed for over 500 yards in that season?
Answer: Jim Kiick

This was the 1972 season that the Dolphins went 14-0. Larry Csonka rushed for 1117 yards, Mercury Morris for exactly 1000, and Kiick for another 521 yards. The Dolphins went all the way to a Super Bowl crown by defeating the Redskins, 14-7. Kiick's 738 yards in 1971 was his best season. He was still second in rushing for the team to Csonka.
  From Quiz: NFL Toughness
29 Who was the first receiver in history to catch 20 touchdown passes in a season?
Answer: Jerry Rice

Rice was the only one listed who caught 20 in a season, and even after Jerry's 1987 wonderous season, 20 seasons later he was still the only one to do it. Amazingly, Rice played in only 12 games in that 1987 season, catching 65 passes with 22 resulting in a touchdown. The passes came from Joe Montana and Steve Young.
  From Quiz: Stuffed Pigskins
30 Many Pittsburgh Steeler players have won the Super Bowl MVP award. Who was the fourth different Steeler to win it?
Answer: Hines Ward

The Steelers have won Super Bowl titles (IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL). The MVP awards went to Franco Harris (IX), Lynn Swann (X), Terry Bradshaw (XIII and XIV). In Super Bowl XL, Hines Ward became the fourth different Steeler to win the MVP award.
  From Quiz: NFL Fourths
31 What was the name of the third stadium used by the NFL Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders franchise?
Answer: Frank Youell Field

The Raiders played their first two seasons in the San Francisco area (Kezar Stadium in 1960 and Candlestick Park in 1961) before moving to Oakland's Frank Youell Stadium in 1963. They played there from 1963-65 until the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was completed in 1966.
  From Quiz: NFL Thirds
32 When the New England Patriots won their second NFL championship in Super Bowl XXXVIII, who scored their second touchdown of the game?
Answer: David Givens

Givens scored on a 5-yard TD pass from Tom Brady. All the others also scored TDs during the Patriots 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers.
  From Quiz: NFL Seconds
33 In 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), the Denver Broncos won their first game against which team?
Answer: Boston Patriots

The Broncos defeated the Patriots 13-10. They later joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL merger.
    Your options: [ Los Angeles Chargers ] [ Dallas Texans ] [ Oakland Raiders ] [ Boston Patriots ]
  From Quiz: NFL Firsts
34 In 1946, Chicago Bear coach George Halas drafted Heisman Trophy quarterback Johnny Lujack from Notre Dame. Name the state where Lujack was born?
Answer: Pennsylvania

Lujack was born on January 25, 1925, in Connellville PA. He joins Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Kelly as Hall of Fame quarterbacks from Western Pennsylvania.
  From Quiz: 10 Degrees of Dick Butkus
35 What 2006 stadium had the largest seating capacity in the NFL?
Answer: FedEx Field (Redskins)

In 2006, FedEx Field had a seating capacity for 91,704 mildly supportive Redskins fans. It is also unique as it was the only NFL stadium where the fans change their team preference mid-game according to what the national polls say the American people want. Often this is referred to wavering, but usually goes unnoticed because of an ongoing war in the parking lot.
  From Quiz: Random NFL Facts
36 What team did Brett Favre begin his career with?
Answer: Falcons

Favre spent his first year out of Southern Mississippi with Atlanta going 0-5 with two interceptions. After his first season, he went to Green Bay starting 13 games.
  From Quiz: NFL Football
37 Which legendary running back was the first rusher in NFL history to gain 2,000 yards in a season?
Answer: O.J. Simpson

The correct answer was O.J. Simpson with 2003 yards. Jim Brown had the record that O.J. beat.
    Your options: [ Jim Brown ] [ Larry Csonka ] [ O.J. Simpson ] [ Franco Harris ]
  From Quiz: NFL Teams & Players
38 Who was the last player to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American Football League (AFL) by the Associated Press?
Answer: Joe Namath

One season after he led the New York Jets to an upset victory over the Baltimore Colts in Superbowl III, Namath was honored with the AFL's MVP award for the 1969 season from the Associated Press. Daryle Lamonica of the Oakland Raiders was named the MVP by the United Press, "The Sporting News", and "Pro Football Weekly". The AFL and NFL merged into one league in 1970.
  From Quiz: General American Football
39 During the 1980s this kicker tied the Super Bowl record at the time, for the longest field goal made and broke the record for the shortest field goal missed. He is _______ ?
Answer: Rich Karlis

In Super Bowl XXI, Rich Karlis missed a 23-yard field goal that set the record for a shortest field goal ever missed. An extra point is only 17 yards. His earlier 48 yard field goal tied the record with Jan Stenerud who kicked one against Minnesota in Super Bowl IV. Adam Vinatieri defeated the St. Louis Rams at the end of Super Bowl XXXVI with a 48-yard field goal, 20-17.
  From Quiz: Interesting and True NFL Factoids
40 In 1962, unlimited free substitution meant that players no longer had to play offense and defense. Who was the last player in that era that played both sides of the ball?
Answer: Chuck Bednarik

He was known as the NFL's last "iron man". He played in eight pro bowls, was MVP in the 1954 title game, was named the NFL's all time center and averaged 58 minutes per game.
  From Quiz: The National Football League
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