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  • 1. 

    What teams were involved in the game that featured the "Holy Roller"?

    • A.

      Cincinnati And Dallas

    • B.

      New Orleans And Tampa Bay

    • C.

      Cleveland And Houston

    • D.

      San Diego And Oakland

    Correct Answer
    D. San Diego And Oakland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is San Diego and Oakland. The "Holy Roller" game refers to a controversial play that occurred on September 10, 1978, between the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. In the game's final seconds, Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler fumbled the ball forward, and it was illegally batted by his teammate, Pete Banaszak, into the end zone. Raiders tight end Dave Casper eventually recovered the ball for a touchdown, leading to a Raiders victory. This play sparked a rule change in the NFL regarding fumbles in the last two minutes of a game.

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  • 2. 

    Who was starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989?

    • A.

      Mark Malone

    • B.

      Neil O'Donnel

    • C.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • D.

      Bubby Brister

    Correct Answer
    D. Bubby Brister
    Explanation
    Bubby Brister was the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following teams failed to make the playoffs in 1989?

    • A.

      New Orleans

    • B.

      NY Giants

    • C.

      L.A. Rams

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    A. New Orleans
    Explanation
    In 1989, the New Orleans team failed to make the playoffs.

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  • 4. 

    What year did the "Immaculate Reception" take place?

    • A.

      1970 Season, 1971 Playoffs

    • B.

      1972 Season, 1973 Playoffs

    • C.

      1971 Season, 1972 Playoffs

    • D.

      1973 Season, 1974 Playoffs

    Correct Answer
    B. 1972 Season, 1973 Playoffs
    Explanation
    The "Immaculate Reception" took place during the 1972 Season, specifically in the 1973 Playoffs.

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  • 5. 

    Who played starting running back for the Indianapolis Colts from 1993-1998?

    • A.

      Edgerrin James

    • B.

      Endeavor Jones

    • C.

      Marshall Faulk

    • D.

      Roosevelt Potts

    Correct Answer
    C. Marshall Faulk
    Explanation
    Marshall Faulk played as the starting running back for the Indianapolis Colts from 1993-1998.

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  • 6. 

    What team drafted defensive lineman John Randle?

    • A.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • B.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    • C.

      He Was Not Drafted

    • D.

      Cleveland Browns

    Correct Answer
    C. He Was Not Drafted
  • 7. 

    Which of these NFL teams did not win one game in the 2000 pre-season?

    • A.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • B.

      Cincinnati Bengals

    • C.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • D.

      New York Jets

    Correct Answer
    A. Dallas Cowboys
    Explanation
    The Dallas Cowboys did not win a single game in the 2000 pre-season. This means that they lost all of their pre-season games that year.

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  • 8. 

    Which player ran the most yards in the NFL during the 1990s?

    • A.

      Jerry Rice

    • B.

      Barry Sanders

    • C.

      Emmitt Smith

    • D.

      Julius Jones

    Correct Answer
    C. Emmitt Smith
    Explanation
    Emmitt Smith ran the most yards in the NFL during the 1990s. He was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys and was known for his exceptional rushing ability. Smith consistently performed at a high level throughout the decade and holds the record for the most career rushing yards in NFL history. He was a key player in the Cowboys' success during the 1990s, winning three Super Bowl championships.

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  • 9. 

    Who had the most passing yards in the NFL in 1999?

    • A.

      Brad Johnson, Redskins

    • B.

      Kurt Warner, Rams

    • C.

      Elvis Grbac, Chiefs

    • D.

      Steve Beurlein, Panthers

    Correct Answer
    D. Steve Beurlein, Panthers
    Explanation
    Steve Beurlein had the most passing yards in the NFL in 1999.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these 1990-91 season playoff games were played in the snow?

    • A.

      Oilers-Bengals

    • B.

      Raiders-Bills

    • C.

      Bears-Giants

    • D.

      Dolphins-Bills

    Correct Answer
    D. Dolphins-Bills
    Explanation
    The Dolphins-Bills playoff game from the 1990-91 season was played in the snow.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Flipper Anderson attain his single-game receiving yards record against?

    • A.

      Falcons

    • B.

      Eagles

    • C.

      Saints

    • D.

      49ers

    Correct Answer
    C. Saints
    Explanation
    Flipper Anderson attained his single-game receiving yards record against the Saints.

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  • 12. 

    In what year did teams use throwback uniforms for a few weeks and wore the 75-year patch?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      1995

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    D. 1994
    Explanation
    In 1994, teams in the NFL used throwback uniforms for a few weeks and wore the 75-year patch.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the 1972 MVP for the American Football Conference?

    • A.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • B.

      Franco Harris

    • C.

      O.J. Simpson

    • D.

      Fran Tarkenton

    Correct Answer
    B. Franco Harris
    Explanation
    Franco Harris was the 1972 MVP for the American Football Conference. This can be inferred from the given options, as the other three players mentioned (Terry Bradshaw, O.J. Simpson, Fran Tarkenton) were not the MVP for that year.

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  • 14. 

    In the former XFL, where were the Hitmen from?

    • A.

      Las Vegas

    • B.

      New York/New Jersey

    • C.

      Memphis

    • D.

      Washington, D.C.

    Correct Answer
    B. New York/New Jersey
    Explanation
    The Hitmen were from New York/New Jersey in the former XFL.

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  • 15. 

    How many different NFL teams did Warren Moon play for in his career?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Warren Moon played for four different NFL teams in his career. This suggests that he had the opportunity to showcase his skills and contribute to multiple teams throughout his time in the league. Playing for multiple teams can also indicate versatility and adaptability as a player, as each team may have different systems and strategies. Therefore, the fact that Warren Moon played for four different NFL teams highlights his success and impact in the league.

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  • 16. 

    What NFL team plays its home games in Orchard Park?

    • A.

      Buffalo Bills

    • B.

      Detroit Lions

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      New Orleans Saints

    Correct Answer
    A. Buffalo Bills
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Buffalo Bills because they are the NFL team that plays their home games in Orchard Park.

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  • 17. 

    Where did Vinny Testaverde play college football?

    • A.

      University Of Miami

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      Florida State

    • D.

      Auburn

    Correct Answer
    A. University Of Miami
    Explanation
    Vinny Testaverde played college football at the University of Miami.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Curtis Martin

    • B.

      Zach Thomas

    • C.

      Drew Bledsoe

    • D.

      Russel Maryland

    Correct Answer
    C. Drew Bledsoe
    Explanation
    Drew Bledsoe was the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. This means that he was selected as the first player in the entire draft, ahead of all other players. Being the first overall pick is a significant achievement and indicates that Bledsoe was highly regarded by the teams and scouts.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the first running back in the NFL to gain 10,000 yards rushing?

    • A.

      Lance Alworth

    • B.

      Tony Dorsett

    • C.

      O.J. Simpson

    • D.

      Jim Brown

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Brown
    Explanation
    Jim Brown was the first running back in the NFL to gain 10,000 yards rushing. He achieved this milestone during his nine-year career with the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. Brown was known for his exceptional speed, strength, and agility, which allowed him to consistently gain significant yardage on the ground. He retired as the NFL's all-time leading rusher and held the record for most rushing yards in a season for many years. Brown's impact on the game and his ability to reach the 10,000-yard mark paved the way for future running backs to strive for similar achievements.

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  • 20. 

    To how many national collegiate championships did Barry Switzer take his University of Oklahoma teams?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Barry Switzer led his University of Oklahoma teams to three national collegiate championships.

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  • 21. 

    In the 2001 NFL Football season who was the Offensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Marshall Faulk

    • B.

      Donavan McNabb

    • C.

      Warrick Dunn

    • D.

      Randy Moss

    Correct Answer
    A. Marshall Faulk
    Explanation
    Marshall Faulk was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the 2001 NFL Football season. This award is given to the player who has had the most outstanding offensive performance throughout the season. Faulk, who played as a running back for the St. Louis Rams, had an exceptional season in 2001, rushing for 1,382 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns. He also made a significant impact in the passing game, with 83 receptions for 765 yards and 9 touchdowns. Faulk's versatility and impressive statistics made him the clear choice for Offensive Player of the Year in 2001.

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  • 22. 

    What NFL team's defense was known as the "Orange Crush"?

    • A.

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • D.

      Dallas Cowboys

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver Broncos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos' defense was known as the "Orange Crush" due to their dominant performance in the late 1970s. This nickname was given to them because of their aggressive and hard-hitting style of play. The defense was particularly strong and played a crucial role in the team's success during that era.

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  • 23. 

    What football team is the only team in history to have 3 different running backs run for over 1,000 yards consecutively?

    • A.

      San Diego Chargers

    • B.

      Denver Broncos

    • C.

      Baltimore Colts

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    B. Denver Broncos
    Explanation
    The Denver Broncos is the correct answer because they are the only team in history to have three different running backs run for over 1,000 yards consecutively. This achievement demonstrates the Broncos' consistent success in their running game, as they have been able to rely on multiple talented running backs to achieve this feat.

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  • 24. 

    What do American football players wear on their heads?

    • A.

      Helmets

    • B.

      Pillows

    • C.

      Nothing

    • D.

      Sausages

    Correct Answer
    A. Helmets
    Explanation
    American football players wear helmets on their heads to protect themselves from potential head injuries during the game. Helmets provide cushioning and support to the players, reducing the risk of concussions and other head trauma. They are an essential piece of equipment in American football and are designed to withstand impact and absorb shock. Without helmets, players would be at a much higher risk of serious injury while playing the game.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the first head coach of the New York Titans?

    • A.

      "Bulldog" Turner

    • B.

      Allie Sherman

    • C.

      Weeb Ewbank

    • D.

      Sammy Baugh

    Correct Answer
    D. Sammy Baugh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sammy Baugh. He was the first head coach of the New York Titans.

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  • 26. 

    What was unusual about the longest field goal ever kicked in NFL history?

    • A.

      The Kicker's Foot Was Partially Missing

    • B.

      The Football Was Never Recovered

    • C.

      The Kick Was Made After A Fumbled Snap

    • D.

      The Kicker Lost His Shoe In The Process

    Correct Answer
    A. The Kicker's Foot Was Partially Missing
    Explanation
    The longest field goal ever kicked in NFL history was unusual because the kicker's foot was partially missing. This implies that the kicker was able to achieve such a remarkable feat despite having a physical disadvantage. It showcases the determination and skill of the kicker to overcome adversity and successfully make the kick.

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  • 27. 

    Who did Neil Smith sack to put him over 100 for a career?

    • A.

      Ryan Leaf

    • B.

      Doug Flutie

    • C.

      Jeff Blake

    • D.

      Trent Dilfer

    Correct Answer
    D. Trent Dilfer
    Explanation
    Neil Smith sacked Trent Dilfer to put him over 100 for a career. This means that Neil Smith successfully tackled Trent Dilfer on the football field, resulting in Dilfer being sacked. The phrase "put him over 100 for a career" suggests that this sack was significant because it brought Neil Smith's career total of sacks to over 100.

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  • 28. 

    How many times was Alan Page named NFC Defensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      0 Times

    • B.

      6 Times

    • C.

      4 Times

    • D.

      10 Times

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 Times
    Explanation
    Alan Page was named NFC Defensive Player of the Year four times. This indicates that he was recognized as the best defensive player in the NFC on four separate occasions.

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  • 29. 

    What former NFL player starred on the TV show "Hill Street Blues"?

    • A.

      Bill Brown

    • B.

      Chuck Foreman

    • C.

      Ed Marinaro

    • D.

      O.J. Simpson

    Correct Answer
    C. Ed Marinaro
    Explanation
    Ed Marinaro is the correct answer because he is a former NFL player who starred on the TV show "Hill Street Blues." Marinaro played college football at Cornell University and was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1971. After his football career, he transitioned into acting and had a recurring role on "Hill Street Blues" as Officer Joe Coffey. Marinaro's performance on the show was well-received and helped solidify his career in the entertainment industry.

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  • 30. 

    What NFL defensive end retired to try his luck at boxing, only to return the next year to football because his attempt failed?

    • A.

      Harvey Martin

    • B.

      Ed "Too Tall" Jones

    • C.

      Gary "Big Hands" Johnson

    • D.

      Dwight White

    Correct Answer
    B. Ed "Too Tall" Jones
    Explanation
    Ed "Too Tall" Jones is the correct answer to the question. He was an NFL defensive end who retired from football in 1979 to pursue a career in professional boxing. However, his boxing career did not go as planned, and he returned to football the following year. Jones played for the Dallas Cowboys and was known for his height, standing at 6 feet 9 inches, which earned him the nickname "Too Tall."

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