Football Quiz: NFL
Which defensive end was famous for his "Sack Dance" with the New York Jets from 1979 to 1988?

What was the exact spelling of the first name of QB Lamonica of the Oakland Raiders?

Which flanker/placekicker for the Boston Patriots won the AFL’s 1964 MVP award?

What were the first and middle names of Hall of Fame QB Y. A. Tittle?

Which defensive back is credited with inventing the “Lambeau Leap” at Green Bay Packers’ home games?

Which famous athlete was elected the first president of the American Professional Football Association in 1920?

Hall of Fame Coach Paul Brown coached which team from 1968-1975??

Kurt Warner was named the Gateway Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year while playing for which college?

Who holds the NFL single-season record for TD receptions with 23?

What was the given first name of "Red" Grange?

Famous for their loud crowd, the Seattle Seahawks pay what college a licensing fee to use the "12th Man" slogan?

Who is the only player enshrined in both Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton OH  and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame?

Which NFL owner was called "The Duke," a nickname that was branded into the Wilson football used in NFL games prior to the AFL merger?

Since 2003, only one team besides the Patriots has won the AFC East. Identify the team that did so in 2008.

The Defensive Coordinator for the 1985 Chicago Bears who won the Super Bowl went on to become a head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. Identify him.

Who threw a pass in the 1945 NFL Championship Game that hit the goal post and fell into the end zone for a safety that eventually decided the game?

The NFL rule adopted for the 2014 season prohibiting a player from “dunking” the football over the crossbar of the goal post after a touchdown is named after whom?

Who is the Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played for the New York Giants from 1953-1965 and whose first name is the last name of several presidents?

Which NFL team played its home games in Kezar Stadium?

Which team's most rabid fans occupy a section of the home stadium called “The Black Hole?”
  1. Cincinnati Bengals
  2. New Orleans Saints
  3. Oakland Raiders
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers

Green Bay Packers legend Curly Lambeau played college football for one year, 1918. What school did he play for?

  1. Michigan
  2. Minnesota
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Wisconsin

Who was the last non-quarterback to win the Associate Press’s NFL MVP award?

  1. Adrian Peterson
  2. LaDanian Tomlinson
  3. J.J. Watt
  4. Charles Woodson

Four of the first five picks in the 1989 draft are in the Hall of Fame – Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas, and Deion Sanders. Who was the bust?

  1. Aundray Bruce
  2. Jeff George
  3. Tony Mandarich
  4. Broderick Thomas

Which team ran the “Red Gun” offense under Head Coach Jerry Glanville from 1990-93?

  1. Atlanta Falcons
  2. Buffalo Bills
  3. Detroit Lions
  4. Houston Oilers

More Pro Football Hall of Famers have been born in   ?   than any other state.

  1. Florida
  2. Ohio
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Texas
Vince Lombardi took over the Green Bay Packers in 1959 and led them to the NFL Title Game the following season. Who was the Packers' 1958 coach that Vince replaced?
  1. Lisle Blackbourn
  2. Curly Lambeau
  3. Ray McLean
  4. Gene Ronzani

Who was the only Super Bowl MVP who played for the losing team?

  1. Larry Fitzgerald
  2. Chuck Howley
  3. Dan Marino
  4. Roger Staubach

George Halas played twelve games in the outfield for a major league team in 1919. What team?

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Chicago White Sox
  3. New York Yankees
  4. St. Louis Cardinals

Heading into the 2018 season, which team has the longest playoff drought?

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Cleveland Browns
  3. New York Jets
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The record for the longest field goal in NFL history is 64 yards. Who set that record?

  1. Tom Dempsey
  2. Jason Elam
  3. Sebastian Janikowski
  4. Matt Prater
In each case, a category is listed along with four names. Which one doesn't fit the category?
Example:   Teams in the NFC South.
                  Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers, Redskins
Answer:     Redskins
  1. Teams that moved from the NFL to the AFC as part of the merger for the 1970 season
    Baltimore Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers

  2. Coaches with 200 or more NFL wins
    Curly Lambeau, Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, Marty Shottenheimer
  3. NFL franchises in 1933 when the first East-West championship game was held
    Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Members of the "Crunch Bunch" – Giants LBs from 1981-83
    Harry Carson, Brian Kelley, John Skorupan, Brad Van Pelt
  5. Defensive coordinators on Super Bowl-winning teams in the 1970s
    Bill Arnsparger, Jerry Burns, Bud Carson, George Perles, Ernie Stautner
  6. Teams that lost to the Cleveland Browns in the AAFC's four championship games
    Baltimore Colts, Buffalo Bills, New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers

Which four coaches are tied with the most losses in Super Bowl history - four?

Match each NFL rule with the year in which it was enacted.
    1. No horse collar tackle
    2. No hits below the knees
    3. Illegal contact by DB after 5y
    4. Play dead if "in the grasp"
A. 1978
B. 1989
C. 1995
D. 2005


In each case, a category is listed along with four names. Which one doesn't fit the category?
Example:   Teams in the NFC South.
                  Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers, Redskins
Answer:     Redskins
  1. Head coaches in the American Football League's inaugural year of 1960
    Sammy Baugh, Al Davis, Lou Rymkus, Lou Saban
  2. Members of the 1974 Pittsburgh "Steel Curtain" Front Four
    John Banaszak, Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes, Dwight White
  3. Heisman Trophy winners who were MVPs of the Super Bowl
    Tony Dorsett, Desmond Howard, Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach
  4. Rushers in the top five in total yardage in NFL history
    Curtis Martin, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson
  5. Top Ten career receptions leaders who were drafted in the first round
    Tony Gonzalez, Marvin Harrison, Jerry Rice, Jason Whitten
  6. Teams that have met exactly twice in the Super Bowl.
    Cowboys - Bills, 49ers - Bengals, Cowboys - Steelers, Redskins - Dolphins
What was the last franchise created by the American Football League before it merged with the National Football League for the 1970 season?

The New Orleans Saints headquarters are actually located in the city of Metairie LA. Which NFL team has headquarters in each of these munici­palities?

(A) Englewood
(B) Florham Park
(C) Flowery Branch
(D) Orchard Park
(E) Owings Mills
(F) Reston

Match each NFL rules change with the year in which it was enacted.

  1. Goal posts moved from the goal line to the end line
  2. Ball is dead when the runner slides to the ground feet first
  3. Two-point conversion
  4. Ball is dead when a runner touches the ground with any part of his body except his hands or feet after being contacted by a defensive player
  5. Ball whistled dead when QB in the grasp of a tackler
(A) 1956
(B)
1974
(C)
1979
(D)
1985
(E)
1994



AFL Football 1960

Which of these teams were original members of the American Football League in 1960?

(A) Buffalo Bills
(B) Kansas City Chiefs
(C) Oakland Raiders
(D) Pittsburgh Steelers
(E) San Diego Chargers

  • In an 11-year period beginning in 1967, this franchise reached the AFL or AFC championship game nine teams. Advancing to the Super Bowl only twice during this stretch, the team won one and lost one. What team are we talking about?

  • Match each Super Bowl MVP with the team he played for in the big game.

1. Larry Csonka 1974
2. Jim Plunkett 1981
3. Richard Dent 1986
4. Emmitt Smith 1994
5. Steve Young 1995

(A) Oakland Raiders
(B) San Francisco 49ers
(C) Miami Dolphins
(D) Chicago Bears
(E) Dallas Cowboys
  • The Buffalo Bills are the only team to reach four straight Super Bowls (1991-4). Unfortunately, they lost all of them.

1. Which one of the following teams did not beat the Bills in the Super Bowl?
2. Which team beat the Bills twice in the Super Bowl?

    (A) Dallas Cowboys
    (B) New York Giants
    (C) San Francisco 49ers
    (D) Washington Redskins

  • Match each coach with the team he headed in the Super Bowl.

1. Raymond Berry
2. Sam Wyche
3. Chuck Noll
4. Joe Gibbs

(A) Cincinnati Bengals
(B) Washington Redskins
(C) New England Patriots
(D) Pittsburgh Steelers
  • One of the most memorable games in football history is the AFC playoff game on December 23, 1972, when Pittsburgh defeated Oakland on Franco Harris's "Immaculate Reception" in the last seconds.

What was the final score of that game?

(A) 7-3
(B) 7-6
(C) 10-7
(D) 13-7


Franco Harris, Immaculate Reception
  • True or false?

    During a fake punt in the NFL, the end man on the line of scrimmage for the defense cannot be called for pass interference on a gunner-turned-receiver.

Here are several questions about the first Super Bowl, which was held on January 15, 1967.

    (A) Where was the game held?
    (B) Which teams competed in the game?
    (C) Which team won?

Which one of the following circumstances does not draw a flag in the NFL?

  • (A) A kicker horse-collars a kick returner.
    (B) A QB horse-collars a defender on an interception or fumble return.
    (C) A defender horse-collars a QB inside the pocket.
    (D) A defender horse-collars a QB outside the pocket.

The Chicago Bears wear GSH on their jerseys. What do the initials stand for?

Each of these NFL franchises has played in more than one city. Identify the city that each of them played in before moving to their current locations.

    (A) Indianapolis Colts
    (B) Arizona Cardinals
    (C) Baltimore Ravens
    (D) Tennessee Titans

Which franchise has won the most NFL championships?

For many years, the annual game between the College All Stars and the NFL champions kicked off the football season each August (until 1976). In what stadium in what city was the game played for most of its history, including the last years of its existence?



Which pro football teams played in each of these defunct stadiums?

(A) War Memorial Stadium
(B) Kezar Stadium
(C) Fulton County Stadium
(D) Balboa Stadium



Which coach had the most NFL victories during the 1990s?

(A) Bill Parcells (B) Dennis Green (C) Joe Gibbs (D) Bill Cowher

 

 

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