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1 Which NFL franchise began playing its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since 1982?
Answer: Minnesota Vikings

Often known simply as 'The Metrodome', the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis has been home to the Minnesota Vikings since 1982. In 2009, the official name of the stadium was expanded to 'Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome'. With a seating capacity for football of 64,000, the Metrodome is one of the smallest NFL stadiums (only the Cardinals, Raiders, Colts and Bears have smaller capacities).
    Your options: [ Cincinnati Bengals ] [ Indianapolis Colts ] [ Minnesota Vikings ] [ Seattle Seahawks ]
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2 The 2008 Indianapolis Colts franchise joined the NFL in 1953 under which name?
Answer: Baltimore Colts

1953 under the head coaching endeavors of Keith Molesworth was the franchise's first season. With that 3-9 record, the Colts tried a new head coach in Weeb Ewbank. It brought them the same record in 1954. The franchise won their first championship in 1958 by defeating the New York Giants. The 1968 season brought them their first Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl III, but lost to Joe Namath's "guarantee" and the New York Jets. The franchise moved to Indianapolis in 1984.
    Your options: [ Cleveland Rams ] [ Chicago Colts ] [ Baltimore Colts ] [ Indianapolis Spartans ]
  From Quiz: Franchises of the NFL
3 In what city did the Washington Redskins originally play?
Answer: Boston

After the dissolution of the Newark Tornadoes in 1930, the NFL sold the remnants of that franchise to a group headed by laundry tycoon George Preston Marshall. Marshall and his partners established their new franchise in Boston and nicknamed the team the Braves. A year later the team changed its name to the Redskins, and after the 1936 season the franchise relocated to Washington D.C. Because of the two-year gap in ownership, the NFL does not recognize the Newark Tornadoes as part of the Redskins lineage.
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
4 The Redskins played in what city prior to moving to Washington?
Answer: Boston

The Redskins played in Boston from 1932 until 1937, and were originally known as the Braves.
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
5 What team was the NFC East division champion in 1985?
Answer: Dallas Cowboys

Dallas didn't win the division again until 1992!
  From Quiz: NFC East
6 The Miami Dolphins had the first undefeated season in NFL history. In 1985, which undefeated team did they beat, to make sure their legacy remained?
Answer: Chicago Bears

The 1972 Dolphins went 14-0 in the regular season, and in 1985 this loss by Chicago was their only loss for the season - Chicago went on to win the Super Bowl.
    Your options: [ Chicago Bears ] [ San Francisco 49ers ] [ New England Patriots ] [ New York Giants ]
  From Quiz: NFL Football in Florida
7 Wide receivers Lance Alworth and Charlie Joiner, defensive end Fred Dean, offensive lineman Ron Mix and tight end Kellen Winslow are all NFL Hall of Fame players who played for which franchise?
Answer: San Diego Chargers

In addition to the five named in the questions, quarterback Dan Fouts and coach/GM Sid Gillman also represent the Chargers at the Hall of Fame. Three other Hall of Fame inductees, DE Deacon Jones, TE John Mackey and QB Johnny Unitas, also played part of their career with the Chargers but went to Canton representing other franchises.
    Your options: [ Green Bay Packers ] [ Miami Dolphins ] [ San Diego Chargers ] [ Cleveland Browns ]
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8 Which year saw the Cincinnati Bengals become part of the NFL?
Answer: 1968

The Bengals' first season was in 1968 in the AFL, and they didn't fare well with a 3-11 record under head coach Paul Brown. The team made the playoffs for the first time in 1970 during the merger by going 8-6, but lost to the Colts in the Division Series 17-0. The team took their first AFC crown and saw their first Super Bowl for the 1981 season. They were led by the arm of Kenny Anderson, the legs of Pete Johnson, and the hands of Cris Collinsworth. They just couldn't put it all together in the big game, and lost to the 49ers 26-21.
    Your options: [ 1927 ] [ 1980 ] [ 1968 ] [ 1949 ]
  From Quiz: Franchises of the NFL
9 Which Illinois town did the Chicago Bears originally call home?
Answer: Decatur

Founded in 1919 as a charter member of the National Football League, the Chicago Bears played two seasons as the Decatur Staleys before moving to Chicago in 1921.
    Your options: [ Decatur ] [ Champaign ] [ Lake Forest ] [ Rockford ]
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
10 The Tennessee Titans played in which city for one season, before taking up their permanent residence in Nashville?
Answer: Memphis

The Titans planned on playing in Memphis for two years while construction on there new stadium in Nashville was being completed, but only stayed one year, 1997, due to poor attendance.
    Your options: [ Memphis ] [ Chattanooga ] [ Knoxville ] [ Louisville ]
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
11 Barbie and fish arms?
Answer: Dolphins

Doll Fins.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt.2
12 Stupid Sunbathers?
Answer: Redskins

Watch out for that UV.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt. 1
13 The Jacksonville Jaguars made the playoffs in only their second season after which kicker missed a chip shot that would have sent the Jags home?
Answer: Morten Anderson

Anderson missed a simple field goal for Atlanta in the waining seconds.
    Your options: [ Morten Anderson ] [ Gary Andersen ] [ Chip Lohmiller ] [ Kevin Butler ]
  From Quiz: NFL Football in Florida
14 Even after a decade in the doldrums since their 2002 Superbowl appearance, the Oakland Raiders still had an above average record against their division rivals. Against which AFC West team did the Raiders finish 2012 with an all-time losing record?
Answer: Kansas City Chiefs

Since the Raiders joined the AFL in 1960, they have played more than 100 times against each of their three division rivals (including their time in Los Angeles as well as the original and current stints in Oakland). At the end of the 2012 season, the Raiders had a regular-season winning percentage of .571 (59-44-2) against the Broncos and .547 (57-47-2) against the Chargers. However, the Raiders record against the Chiefs was 50-53-2, only a .486 winning percentage. In the post season, they were 1-1 against Denver, 1-0 against San Diego, but 1-2 against KC.
    Your options: [ They had a winning record against all three ] [ San Diego Chargers ] [ Kansas City Chiefs ] [ Denver Broncos ]
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15 The Detroit Lions became part of the NFL in 1930. Who was the first Lion quarterback to throw for over 4000 yards in a season?
Answer: Scott Mitchell

The others were Lion quarterbacks at some point, but never threw for over 2500 passing yards for them in a season. In 1995, Mitchell was in his second season with the Lions after playing in three for the Dolphins. He exploded for 4338 passing yards along with throwing 32 touchdowns. Most of his passes went to Herman Moore and Brett Perriman. The Lions went 8-6 and made it to the playoffs as a wildcard team, but lost to the Eagles 58-37.
  From Quiz: Franchises of the NFL
16 When the Rams franchise won its first NFL championship, what city were they playing in?
Answer: Cleveland

Led by rookie quarterback Bob Waterfield, The Cleveland Rams won the 1945 NFL Championship in their final season before moving to Los Angeles.
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
17 The Detroit Lions originally played in which Ohio city?
Answer: Portsmouth

The Lions started as the Portsmouth Spartans in 1930 before moving to Detroit in 1934.
    Your options: [ Portsmouth ] [ Dayton ] [ Canton ] [ Youngstown ]
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
18 They love their country?
Answer: Patriots

Very Patriotic.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt.2
19 Wise Sunbathers?
Answer: Browns

Must have used sunscreen.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt. 1
20 Which team's defense had the nickname 'The Steel Curtain'?
Answer: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers.
    Your options: [ Miami ] [ Philadelphia ] [ Pittsburgh ] [ Seattle ]
  From Quiz: Short NFL
21 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won a Super Bowl. How many of their former quarterbacks have before they won in 2001?
Answer: 3

Steve Young won with San Francisco, and Doug Williams led Washington and Trent Dilfer led Baltimore in 2001.
  From Quiz: NFL Football in Florida
22 Founded in 1920, which NFL franchise became the first to record 700 victories when it did so on November 18, 2010? This team also has the most players enshrined in the Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers.
Answer: Chicago Bears

Founded as the Decatur Staleys in Decatur IL in 1919, the moved to Chicago and became the Bears in 1922. They are now one of only two original NFL franchises remaining (the Arizona Cardinals, who were originally based in Chicago, are the other). The Bears won eight NFL titles in the pre-Superbowl era, the first in 1921 and the last in 1963. They have, though, won only one Superbowl title (in 1985) in their first 48 attempts. They have 27 Hall of Fame inductees, more than any other team (going into the 2013 season). Their 13 retired jersey numbers are also more than anyone else.
    Your options: [ Washington Redskins ] [ Green Bay Packers ] [ Chicago Bears ] [ New York Giants ]
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23 The Green Bay Packers were seen in their first season in 1921 as a member of the APFA. In 1922, they joined the National Football League. Which season saw them win their first NFL Championship crown?
Answer: 1929

The Packers under the helm of Curly Lambeau went 12-0-1 in 1929, and won the title over the New York Giants who were 13-1-1. Eight of their 12 victories in the season were via shutout, and they also defeated the Giants in the season 20-6.
    Your options: [ 1987 ] [ 1948 ] [ 1929 ] [ 1966 ]
  From Quiz: Franchises of the NFL
24 How many NFL championships did the Detroit Lions win while playing in Portsmouth, Ohio?
Answer: 0

Prior to the Super Bowl era, the Detroit Lions were one of the NFL's most decorated franchises, having won four league titles. All four championships were won after the team left Porstmouth, Ohio in 1934, where the team was known as the Spartans.
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
25 Which city did the Rams originally play in?
Answer: Cleveland

The Rams played in Cleveland from 1937 until 1946, then moved to Los Angeles. From there it was on to St. Louis.
    Your options: [ Cleveland ] [ Columbus ] [ Los Angeles ] [ Indianapolis ]
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
26 Pope's electors?
Answer: Cardinals

Another religious link.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt.2
27 1 dollar for corn?
Answer: Buccaneers

Sorry for the bad pun (Buck an ear).
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt. 1
28 What NFL team used to play at Adelphia Coliseum?
Answer: Tennessee

Tennesse Titans played there.
  From Quiz: Short NFL
29 What did Miami coach Don Shula have in common with the Bucs assistant coach in the mid 90's?
Answer: Father and son

David Shula, Don's son, was Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator.
  From Quiz: NFL Football in Florida
30 Which was the first NFL team to appear in three consecutive Superbowls?
Answer: Miami Dolphins

Founded in 1966, the Miami Dolphins began playing in the American Football League and then joined the NFL in 1970. They reached their first Superbowl following the 1971 season, Superbowl VI, losing 24-3 to the Cowboys. The following year, they completed the NFL's first perfect season, going 14-0 in the regular season, winning two playoff matches and Superbowl VII against the Redskins 14-7. They reached their third consecutive Superbowl a year later, where they beat the Vikings 24-7. The Dolphins reached two more Superbowls in the 1980s (losing to the Redskins in SB XVII and to the 49ers in SB XIX) but have since waited more than a quarter of a century for a return to the big game.
Of the alternatives, the Broncos reached Superbowl XXI, XXII and XXIV, losing all three. The Bills reached four consecutive Superbowl XXV-XXVIII and lost all four. Like the Broncos, the Cowboys reached the Superbowl three times in four years, SB XXVII, XXVIII and XXX, but unlike the Broncos they won all three.
    Your options: [ Denver Broncos ] [ Dallas Cowboys ] [ Miami Dolphins ] [ Buffalo Bills ]
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31 Which NFL team was the first to have an absolutely perfect regular season with no losses and no ties?
Answer: Chicago Bears

The 1934 Bears went a perfect 13-0 to win the NFL Western Division. They went up against the 8-5 New York Giants, winners of the NFL East, but then lost 30-13 in the championship game. The Bears were led by the legendary coach George Halas at the helm, and the running backs of Beattie Feathers and Bronko Nagurski.
    Your options: [ New York Metropolitans ] [ Miami Dolphins ] [ Chicago Bears ] [ Tampa Bay Buccaneers ]
  From Quiz: Franchises of the NFL
32 Prior to becoming a charter member of the National Football League in 1920 (when the NFL was known as the American Professional Football Association), what was the name of the Cardinals franchise?
Answer: The Racine Cardinals

The Cardinals began as an independent football club in 1898. The team was known as the Morgan Athletic Club, and later changed its name to the Racine Normals after moving into Normal Park on Racine Avenue in Chicago. In 1901, the team adopted the Cardinals nickname after owner Chris O'Brien purchased maroon uniforms from the nearby University of Chicago. The used uniforms had supposedly faded, causing O'Brien to quip, "These uniforms aren't maroon, they're cardinal red!" The Racine Cardinals twice suspended operations before joining the American Professional Football Association in 1920. In 1921 the APFA became the APFL, then again changed its name in 1922 to the National Football League.
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
33 What team were the 2004 Kansas City Chiefs originally known as?
Answer: Dallas Texans

The Chiefs were the Dallas Texans from 1960 until 1962 and played in the Cotton Bowl.
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
34 The result of charging?
Answer: Bills

Half man half cow?
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt.2
35 Midnight refrigerator snackers?
Answer: Raiders

Self evident.
  From Quiz: Find The NFL Team: Pt. 1
36 What two teams use the same field for home games?
Answer: Jets and Giants

The NY Jets and the NY Giants both play there home games at the same field, in New Jersey.
  From Quiz: Short NFL
37 Combined the Bucs, Jags, and Fins have won how many Super Bowls?
Answer: 3

The Dolphins won two, and the Bucs one.
  From Quiz: NFL Football in Florida
38 Which team had the bragging rights for the first running back to rush for 10,000 career yards?
Answer: Cleveland Browns

The running back was Jim Brown who was way ahead of his time. He rushed for 12,312 yards in only nine seasons from 1957-1965. In eight of those seasons he led the league. Brown also caught 2499 yards worth of passing in his career. During his tenure with the Browns, they could pull off only one NFL Championship in 1964. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.
    Your options: [ Dallas Cowboys ] [ St. Louis Cardinals ] [ Cleveland Browns ] [ Chicago Bears ]
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39 The Philadelphia Eagles began their existence as a replacement for which bankrupt NFL franchise?
Answer: The Frankford Yellow Jackets

In the early years of the NFL, the league made an effort to insure its growth by 'replacing' dead franchises. In 1931 the Frankford (PA) Yellow Jackets failed to finish the season due to financial woes attributed mostly to the Great Depression. In 1933, a syndicate headed by future NFL commisioner and draft innovator Bert Bell paid money for the rights to the franchise, putting the NFL back in the Philadelphia market. Bell and his partner Lud Wray chose the 'Eagles' nickname as a public relations move following the implementation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'New Deal' and its promise to help guide the United States out of the Depression.
    Your options: [ The Frankford Yellow Jackets ] [ The Oorang Indians ] [ The Canton Bulldogs ] [ The Pottsville Maroons ]
  From Quiz: NFL Franchise Shuffle
40 Which two cities did the Arizona Cardinals call home before Phoenix?
Answer: Chicago and St. Louis

The Cardinals moved from Chicago to St. Louis before the 1960 season, and then to Phoenix in 1987.
    Your options: [ Chicago and St. Louis ] [ Louisville and St. Louis ] [ Milwaukee and St. Louis ] [ Cincinnati and St. Louis ]
  From Quiz: NFL Team Moves
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