Quiz about Pigskins for Dummies
Quiz about Pigskins for Dummies

Pigskins for Dummies Trivia Quiz


All multiple choice for some of the NFL dummies like me. I wish that I knew what I was doing. I hope that you have fun with it! :-)

A multiple-choice quiz by Nightmare. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Nightmare
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
275,731
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
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1. This team began its NFL endeavors in 1976 under head coach John McKay and Steve Spurrier as their quarterback. Which team was this that didn't win a game in their first season? Hint

Miami Dolphins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Oilers
St. Louis Cardinals

2. Which quarterback wore the jersey of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1992? Hint

Roger Staubach
Steve Young
Joe Montana
Fran Tarkenton

3. Who was the first running back in NFL history to rush for 2000 yards in a season? Hint

O.J. Simpson
Jamal Lewis
Eric Dickerson
Barry Sanders

4. The undefeated 1972 season belonged to the Miami Dolphins. However, in week two, one of the greatest games of the season took place. The Jets against the Colts at Baltimore, saw Johnny Unitas pass for an amazing 396 yards but lost. Which Jet quarterback put his game-face on, and threw for a record 496 and six touchdowns in the game? Hint

Bob Griese
Jack Kemp
Jim Plunkett
Joe Namath

5. In the 2007 season, which team was the last to go undefeated? Hint

New England Patriots
Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts
Green Bay Packers

6. On January 15, 1967, the first World Championship took place between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. This would be later known as the Super Bowl. Which head coach had the credit of winning the first big game? Hint

Tom Landry
George Halas
Hank Stram
Vince Lombardi

7. When this player retired in 2003 as a Patriot, he was the first running back in NFL history to catch over 800 passes in a career. Who was this 14-season back with nine seasons as a Cardinal? Hint

Larry Centers
Irving Fryar
Torry Holt
Steve Largent

8. The 1970s belonged to the Pittsburgh Steelers, taking four seasons to a Super Bowl championship. Which head coach took them to these four promised lands? Hint

Chuck Knox
Chuck Noll
Marv Levy
George Allen

9. Bret Favre broke Dolphin Dan Marino's career touchdown passing record in 2007 with his 421st touchdown pass. Marino, who set the record in 1999, thought this was an untouchable record as he was the first in NFL history to throw for over 400 TDs. Somebody else thought that when he retired in 1978, that nobody would touch his own career TD passing record. Whose career record did Marino break when he threw his 343rd career TD pass? Hint

Fran Tarkenton
Marcus Allen
Deacon Jones
Gale Sayers

10. In the 2006 season, this team tied for the second best record in the NFL with their 13-3 record, but lost Super Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts. Which team was this? Hint

Chicago Bears
New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens
San Diego Chargers


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This team began its NFL endeavors in 1976 under head coach John McKay and Steve Spurrier as their quarterback. Which team was this that didn't win a game in their first season?

Answer: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs finished out their first season by going 0-14, which included being shutout five times. 1977 wasn't much better, as they lost their first 12 games of the season before finishing up at 2-12. 0-26 was not a streak for Florida fans to admire. The Bucs' first winning season was in 1979, going 10-6.
2. Which quarterback wore the jersey of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1992?

Answer: Joe Montana

Montana took the snaps while Bill Walsh made his head coaching debut in 1979 also. Joe led the team to Super Bowl XIX over the Dolphins, XXIII in a win over the Bengals, and XXIV over the Broncos. What a receiving corps that Montana had with the 49ers with names like Dwight Clark, Freddie Solomon, Roger Craig, Wendell Tyler, and the infamous Jerry Rice. Joe finished out his career with two seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, and retired in 1994. Steve Young was a 49er from 1987-1999.
3. Who was the first running back in NFL history to rush for 2000 yards in a season?

Answer: O.J. Simpson

They all rushed for over 2000 yards in a season, but Simpson did it many seasons earlier in 1973. As a member of the Buffalo Bills, O.J. carried the ball 332 times for 2003 yards, an amazing 6.0 average per carry. His second largest season rushing total was 1817 yards in 1975. Simpson played for 11 seasons, and retired in 1979. He was a Pro Bowler six times.
4. The undefeated 1972 season belonged to the Miami Dolphins. However, in week two, one of the greatest games of the season took place. The Jets against the Colts at Baltimore, saw Johnny Unitas pass for an amazing 396 yards but lost. Which Jet quarterback put his game-face on, and threw for a record 496 and six touchdowns in the game?

Answer: Joe Namath

Namath was in his eighth season with the Jets in 1972. His TD/INT ratio for the season was 19-21, but what a tremendous game that was given to the fans. The Jets won the game 44-34. The Jets ended the season at 7-7, and the Colts at 5-9, but the world was watching the Dolphins go a perfect 17-0 all the way to a Super Bowl victory.
5. In the 2007 season, which team was the last to go undefeated?

Answer: New England Patriots

The Packers lost in week 5 to the Bears, the Cowboys in week 6 to the Patriots, and the Colts in week 8 to the Patriots also. By week 11, the Patriots were still on top of the heap without a loss. After coach Bill Belichick was caught being involved in some type of video survelliance issues early in the season, he had been accused of running up the scores of games after that. Belichick was trying to show the world that the Patriots didn't need 'any help'.

In their first 11 games in the season, the team scored less than 30 points in a game only once, and had scored more than 45, four times.
6. On January 15, 1967, the first World Championship took place between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. This would be later known as the Super Bowl. Which head coach had the credit of winning the first big game?

Answer: Vince Lombardi

The Packers defeated the Chiefs and head coach Hank Stram, 35-10. Led by quarterback Bart Starr, who was selected as the game's first MVP, it was the eighth season that Lombardi had the helm of the Packers. He took the Packers to a 12-2 1966 season. Vince's career record was 96-34-6, with a postseason record of 9-1.

Not well known is that Lombardi was not a career Packer head coach, and retired in his final season at the helm of the Washington Redskins after the 1969 season.
7. When this player retired in 2003 as a Patriot, he was the first running back in NFL history to catch over 800 passes in a career. Who was this 14-season back with nine seasons as a Cardinal?

Answer: Larry Centers

The others were all wide receivers and never played for the Cardinals in their careers. Centers began his career as a Cardinal in Phoenix in 1990, playing in six games but never touching the ball. In 1995, he caught his season high of 101 passes, a tremendous amount for any position.

In 1996, he followed it up with another 99. He also played short stints with Washington and Buffalo. All tolled, Larry ran for only 14 rushing touchdowns, but 28 receiving touchdowns, and 826 total receptions.
8. The 1970s belonged to the Pittsburgh Steelers, taking four seasons to a Super Bowl championship. Which head coach took them to these four promised lands?

Answer: Chuck Noll

With Terry Bradshaw taking snaps, Franco Harris in the backfield, and Lynn Swann and John Stallworth grabbing the pigskins from the air, the Steelers owned the 1970s. They won Super Bowl IX 16-6 over the Vikings, Super Bowl X and XIII over the Cowboys, and XIV over the Rams. Noll helmed the team for 23 seasons with a 193-148-1 record, and a 16-8 postseason record.
9. Bret Favre broke Dolphin Dan Marino's career touchdown passing record in 2007 with his 421st touchdown pass. Marino, who set the record in 1999, thought this was an untouchable record as he was the first in NFL history to throw for over 400 TDs. Somebody else thought that when he retired in 1978, that nobody would touch his own career TD passing record. Whose career record did Marino break when he threw his 343rd career TD pass?

Answer: Fran Tarkenton

None of the others were quarterbacks. Tarkenton retired with 342 TD passes after 18 seasons with the Vikings and Giants in 1978. Fran's TD/INT ratio was 342-266. In his final season in 1978, he threw 25 TDs for the Vikings, but also threw 32 interceptions. Tarkenton also rushed for 3674 yards with 32 touchdowns in his career averaging 204 yards per season.

His season high for rushing was 366 yards as a Viking in 1966.
10. In the 2006 season, this team tied for the second best record in the NFL with their 13-3 record, but lost Super Bowl XLI to the Indianapolis Colts. Which team was this?

Answer: Chicago Bears

The others listed were all in the AFC as were the Colts. The NFC Bears tied for the second best record in 2006 with the Ravens at 13-3. The Chargers led the NFL with their 14-2 record, but lost to the Patriots in the divisonal playoff. The Colts, under the play-calling from quarterback Peyton Manning, finished their season endeavors with a 12-4 record, tied with the Patriots' record.

The Colts won the Super Bowl 29-17, with Peyton Manning earning the MVP award.
Source: Author Nightmare

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