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What Was That US Football Team Called Again? Quiz

I will give you the name of a National Football League team and you will match it with the name the team used earlier in its history in the NFL, AFL, AAFC, or as an independent team.

A matching quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Quiz #
Feb 02 22
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. New York Jets  
  Decatur Staleys
2. Pittsburgh Steelers  
  Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Tennessee Titans  
  Morgan Athletic Club
4. Kansas City Chiefs  
  Dallas Texans
5. Washington Redskins  
  Dallas Steers
6. Chicago Bears  
  Portsmouth Spartans
7. Detroit Lions  
  Houston Oilers
8. Arizona Cardinals  
  Boston Braves
9. Dallas Cowboys  
  New York Titans
10. Cleveland Browns  
  Cleveland Panthers

Select each answer

1. New York Jets
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Tennessee Titans
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. Washington Redskins
6. Chicago Bears
7. Detroit Lions
8. Arizona Cardinals
9. Dallas Cowboys
10. Cleveland Browns

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. New York Jets

Answer: New York Titans

The New York (NY) Titans were a charter member of the American Football League that began play in 1960. Starting in the 1963 season, the team changed its name to the Jets. The team started play in the Polo Grounds before moving to Shea Stadium in 1964 (both locations in New York City).

In 1984, the team moved to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. In 2010, the team moved into MetLife Stadium, also in East Rutherford. The Jets won the 1968 AFL championship as well as Super Bowl III.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers

Answer: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh (PA) Pirates began play in the National Football League in 1933. In 1940 the team changed its name to the Steelers. AFter combining with the Philadelphia Eagles as Phil-Pitt in 1943 and with the Chicago Cardinals in 1944, the team resumed the name Steelers in 1945.

The team first played its home games in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field with some 1943 games in Philadelphia's Shibe Park and some 1944 games in Chicago's Comiskey Park. In 1958 the team moved to Pitt Stadium. In 1970, the team moved to Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium where they stayed until a move to Heinz Field in 2001.

The Steelers became part of the American Football Conference as part of the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, and XLIII.
3. Tennessee Titans

Answer: Houston Oilers

The Houston (TX) Oilers began play in the American Football League in 1960. In 1997, the team moved to Memphis, TN, and began play as the Tennessee Oilers. In 1998, the team moved to Nashville, TN and in 1999 changed its name to the Tennessee Titans.

In Houston, the team first played in Jeppsen Stadium (1960-1964) before moving to Rice Stadium (1965-1967). In 1968, the team began play in Houston's Astrodome. During the team's year in Memphis, the team play in the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

In the teams first year in Nashville, the team played in Vanderbilt Stadium and in 1999 moved into Nissan Stadium. The Oilers won the 1960 and 1961 AFL championship games.
4. Kansas City Chiefs

Answer: Dallas Texans

The Dallas (TX) Texans began play in the American Football League in 1960. In 1963, the team moved Kansas City, MO, and renamed itself the Chiefs. In Dallas, the team played in the Cotton Bowl. Upon moving to Kansas City, the team played first in Municipal Stadium (1963-1970) and beginning in 1971 in Arrowhead Stadium.

The team won one AFL championship (1962) as the Texans as well as two (1966, 1969) as the Chiefs in addition to Super Bowl IV.
5. Washington Redskins

Answer: Boston Braves

The Boston (MA) Braves began play in the National Football League in 1932. A change of venue within Boston led to the team renaming itself the Redskins in 1933. In 1937, the team moved to Washington, DC. The team played its first season in Boston's Braves Field and the next four in Fenway Park. Upon moving to Washington, DC, the team first played in Griffith Stadium (1937-1960) and then D.C. Staidum/R.F.K. Staidum (1961-1996).

In 1997, the team moved to the nearby town of Landover, MD and began play in Jack Kent Cooke Stadium/FedEx Fied.

The team won the 1937 and 1942 NFL championship games as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII, and XXVI.
6. Chicago Bears

Answer: Decatur Staleys

The Decatur (IL) Staleys were established by the A. E. Staley Company in 1919 as an independent team. The Staleys became a charter member of the American Professional Football Association in 1920. Moving to Chicago, Illinois in 1921, the team changed its name to the Bears in 1922.

While in Decatur, the team played at Staley Field. Moving to Chicago, the team first played in Wrigley Field (1921-1970). The Bears moved to Soldier Field in 1971. While Soldier Field was being renovated, the Bears played the 2002 season in Memorial Stadium of the University of Illinois's in Champaign, IL.

The Staleys won one NFL championship in 1921 and seven more as the Bears (1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963) as well as Super Bowl XX.
7. Detroit Lions

Answer: Portsmouth Spartans

The Portsmouth (OH) Spartans began play in the National Football League in 1930. In 1934, the team moved to Detroit, MI, and changed its name to the Lions. While in Portsmouth, the team played at Universal Stadium. Upon moving to Detroit, the team played at both the University of Detroit Staidum (1934-1937, 1940) and Briggs Stadium/Tiger Stadium (1938-1939, 1941-1974).

In 1975, the team moved to nearby Pontiac, MI and played in the Pontiac Silverdome. In 2002, the team moved its games back into Detroit and began playing at Ford Field.

The Detroit Lions won four NFL championship games (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957).
8. Arizona Cardinals

Answer: Morgan Athletic Club

The Morgan Athletic Club was an amateur football team formed in 1898 in Shawano, WI in 1898. The team's name changed to the Racine Normals and the Racine Cardinals and the team eventually moved to Chicago. The original team folded in 1906 but re-started in 1913. The Racine Cardinals were a charter member of the American Professional Football Association in 1920 and changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals after a team from Racine entered the league. The Cardinals combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 1944 season when the combined teams were known as Card-Pitt. In 1960, the Cardinals moved to St. Louis, MO. In 1988, the team moved to Arizona and was first re-named the Phoenix Cardinals (1988-1993) and then the Arizona Cardinals beginning in 1994.

In Chicago, the team moved back and forth between Normal Park (1920-1921, 1926-1928), Comiskey Park (1922-1925, 1929-1930, 1939-1958), and Wrigley Field (1931-1938). In 1959 the team played home games at Soldier Field in Chicago and Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN. In St. Louis, the team played first at Sportsman's Park (1960-1965) and then Busch Memorial Stadium (1966-1987). In Arizona, the team first played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe (1988-2005) and then beginning in 2006 in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The Cardinals have won two NFL championships (1925, 1947).
9. Dallas Cowboys

Answer: Dallas Steers

The Dallas (TX) Steers changed their name to the Dallas Rangers and then the Dallas Cowboys before the first National Football League game was played in 1960. The Cowboys played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas from 1960-1971. In 1971, the team moved to Texas Stadium in Arlington, TX.

In 2009, the team moved to AT&T Stadium, also in Arlington. The Cowboys have won five Superbowls: VI, XII, XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX.
10. Cleveland Browns

Answer: Cleveland Panthers

When the All-American Football Conference awarded a franchise to Cleveland, OH, the team held a public vote for a name. Panthers was announced as the winner but a previous football team in Cleveland held the rights to use that name so the team was then re-named the Browns after first head coach Paul Brown. The Browns played in the AAFC from 1946 to 1949 and then switched to the National Football League. In 1970, following the NFL-AFL merger, the Browns joined the American Football Conference. In 1995-1996, when then owner Art Modell transferred the team to Baltimore, MD, a court decision allowed him to move the players (who would become the Baltimore Ravens) but the history of the Browns would stay with the city. The Cleveland Browns that began play in 1999 are considered a re-activation of the franchise.

The Browns played in Cleveland Stadium from 1946-1995 and in FirstEnergy Stadium beginning in 1999. Both stadiums are located in Cleveland. The Browns won all four AAFC championships (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949) and four NFL championships (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964).
Source: Author bernie73

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