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Quiz about Franchises of the NFL
Quiz about Franchises of the NFL

Tough Sports Trivia: Franchises of the NFL | 10 Questions


All multiple choice in a look back at the early years of some NFL franchises. I hope you have fun with it. :-)

A multiple-choice quiz by Nightmare. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Nightmare
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
301,787
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. The 2008 Indianapolis Colts franchise joined the NFL in 1953 under which name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which year saw the Cincinnati Bengals become part of the NFL? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 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? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 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? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which NFL team was the first to have an absolutely perfect regular season with no losses and no ties? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which team had the bragging rights for the first running back to rush for 10,000 career yards? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Washington Redskins franchise joined the NFL in 1932 under which name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which team watched their kicker to be the first to boot a 60-yard field goal in NFL history? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Super Bowl XIII in 1979 was the first Super Bowl that had both teams score over 30 points each. It saw the Pittsburgh Steelers win their third of four Super Bowls for their efforts in the 1970s. Which team was on the losing end of this 35-31 high scoring game? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which team had a weak offensive line, and allowed their quarterback to be the first to be sacked a record 70 times in a season in the 1980s? Hint



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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. The Washington Redskins franchise joined the NFL in 1932 under which name?

Answer: Boston Braves

They were the Braves for only one season in 1932 and went 4-4-2 under head coach Lud Wray. 1933 saw the franchise as the Boston Redskins and finished 5-5-2. They moved and the Washington Redskins name came in 1937, when they found their first NFL Championship over the Chicago Bears 28-21. That team was led by Hall of Fame legend Sammy Baugh. Sammy died in December 2008.
8. Which team watched their kicker to be the first to boot a 60-yard field goal in NFL history?

Answer: New Orleans Saints

On November 8, 1970, Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions. He was in his second NFL season. Ironically, Tom was 18 of 34 in the field goal department in that season. After his record-setting season of 63 yards, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971. He also played for the Rams, Oilers, and Bills.
9. Super Bowl XIII in 1979 was the first Super Bowl that had both teams score over 30 points each. It saw the Pittsburgh Steelers win their third of four Super Bowls for their efforts in the 1970s. Which team was on the losing end of this 35-31 high scoring game?

Answer: Dallas Cowboys

The game was played in Miami in January. Both teams were loaded with stars. The Steelers had QB Terry Bradshaw, RB Franco Harris, WR John Stallworth, DL Joe Greene, LB Jack Ham, WR Lynn Swann, and DB Donnie Shell. The Cowboys countered with QB Roger Staubach, RB Tony Dorsett, TE Billy Joe Dupree, DB Cliff Harris, WR Tony Hill, DL Harvey Martin, DL Randy White, and DL Ed Jones. The game came down to two late fourth quarter touchdown passes from Staubach, then the Steelers recovered a Cowboy onside kick to stop the scoring. The MVP of the game was Terry Bradshaw.
10. Which team had a weak offensive line, and allowed their quarterback to be the first to be sacked a record 70 times in a season in the 1980s?

Answer: Philadelphia Eagles

Unfortunately, Randall Cunningham was on the losing end of 72 sacks in 1986. He was in his second season in the NFL, and had been sacked only 20 times in his previous season of 1985. He went another six seasons of being sacked at least 40 times, including 60 in 1992. The Houston Texans broke the Eagles record in 2002 by allowing 76 sacks of QB David Carr.
Source: Author Nightmare

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