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  • 1. 

    The NFL Was Founded on August 20th of ________

    Explanation
    The NFL was founded on August 20th, 1920.

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  • 2. 

    Who has the record for Most Sacks in a game?

    • A.

      Bruce Smith

    • B.

      John Randle

    • C.

      Derrick Thomas

    • D.

      Osi Umenyiora

    Correct Answer
    C. Derrick Thomas
    Explanation
    Derrick Thomas holds the record for the most sacks in a single game. He achieved this feat on November 11, 1990, while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas recorded a remarkable seven sacks in that game, showcasing his exceptional skills as a pass rusher. This record still stands to this day and is a testament to Thomas' dominance on the field.

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  • 3. 

    The record for most sacks ever recorded in a career belongs to Reggie White, with 200.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Reggie White does not hold the record for most sacks ever recorded in a career. The correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    The only defensive player/players to ever win MVP is/are:  ________

    Correct Answer
    LT and Alan Page, Lawrence Taylor and Alan Page, Lawrence Taylor Alan Page, LT Alan Page, Alan Page LT, Alan Page and Lawrence Taylor, Alan Page Lawrence Taylor, Alan Page and LT
  • 5. 

    Who Won Super Bowl XVII?

    • A.

      Dolphins

    • B.

      Redskins

    • C.

      Raiders

    • D.

      Steelers

    Correct Answer
    B. Redskins
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Redskins. The Super Bowl XVII was won by the Washington Redskins.

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  • 6. 

    The defense that allowed the least PPG ever is?

    • A.

      '85 Bears

    • B.

      '16 Broncos

    • C.

      '00 Ravens

    • D.

      '77 Falcons

    Correct Answer
    D. '77 Falcons
    Explanation
    The '77 Falcons is the correct answer because they hold the record for allowing the fewest points per game in a single season. In 1977, the Falcons' defense only allowed an average of 9.2 points per game, which is the lowest in NFL history. This impressive defensive performance helped them have a successful season and solidify their place in football history.

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  • 7. 

    The 1982 MVP was... A Kicker?!?!?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 1982, the MVP award was indeed given to a kicker. This may seem unusual since kickers are typically not considered the most valuable players on a football team. However, in 1982, the NFL season was shortened due to a players' strike, resulting in a reduced number of games. Mark Moseley, a kicker for the Washington Redskins, had an outstanding season during this shortened year, making a significant impact on his team's success. As a result, he was recognized as the Most Valuable Player for that season, making it a unique and unexpected occurrence.

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  • 8. 

    How Many Yards was "The Drive"?

    • A.

      97

    • B.

      79

    • C.

      98

    • D.

      73

    Correct Answer
    C. 98
    Explanation
    "The Drive" refers to a historic play in American football that occurred during the 1986 AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns. In this play, the Broncos quarterback, John Elway, led his team on a 98-yard drive to tie the game with only 37 seconds remaining. This drive is considered one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. Therefore, the correct answer is 98.

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  • 9. 

    Who was John Elway Drafted By?

    • A.

      Colts

    • B.

      Broncos

    • C.

      Chargers

    • D.

      Raiders

    Correct Answer
    A. Colts
    Explanation
    John Elway was drafted by the Colts.

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  • 10. 

    What is the only team in the NFL owned by the community?

    • A.

      Vikings

    • B.

      Packers

    • C.

      Lions

    • D.

      Bills

    Correct Answer
    B. Packers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Packers. The Green Bay Packers are the only team in the NFL that is owned by the community. They have a unique ownership structure where the team is publicly owned by shareholders, who are fans of the team. This ownership model has helped the Packers maintain stability and financial success over the years, as it ensures that the team will always remain in Green Bay and be supported by its dedicated fan base.

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  • 11. 

    Which is the only team to win three championships in a row in NFL History?

    • A.

      Post Otto Grahams Browns 1957-1959

    • B.

      Vince Lombardi's Packers 1966-1968

    • C.

      Chuck Bednarik's Eagles 1951-1953

    • D.

      The Fearsome Foursome's Rams 1963-1965

    Correct Answer
    B. Vince Lombardi's Packers 1966-1968
    Explanation
    Vince Lombardi's Packers won three championships in a row from 1966 to 1968. This is the only team in NFL history to achieve this feat.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these teams has never had the first overall pick?

    • A.

      Saints

    • B.

      Broncos

    • C.

      Vikings

    • D.

      Eagles

    Correct Answer
    B. Broncos
    Explanation
    The Broncos have never had the first overall pick in the NFL draft. This means that they have never had the opportunity to select the very first player in the draft. The other teams listed - Saints, Vikings, and Eagles - have all had the first overall pick at some point in their history.

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  • 13. 

    What was the first team in NFL History?

    • A.

      Packers

    • B.

      Giants

    • C.

      Cardinals

    • D.

      Bears

    Correct Answer
    C. Cardinals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals, originally known as the Chicago Cardinals, were one of the original teams in the National Football League (NFL) when it was established in 1920. They have a long history in the league, making them the first team in NFL history.

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  • 14. 

    The Browns have had the most first overall draft picks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Browns have not had the most first overall draft picks. The team with the most first overall draft picks is the Indianapolis Colts, who have had the first pick four times. The Browns have had the first pick three times, which is the second-most in NFL history. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the last player not in the backfield to win MVP?

    • A.

      Jerry Rice

    • B.

      Lawrence Taylor

    • C.

      Randy Moss

    • D.

      Mark Moseley

    Correct Answer
    B. Lawrence Taylor
    Explanation
    Lawrence Taylor is the correct answer because he was the last player not in the backfield to win the MVP award. This means that he was not a quarterback, running back, or fullback, which are the positions typically found in the backfield. Lawrence Taylor was a linebacker and defensive end, and he won the MVP award in 1986. His exceptional performance and impact on the game as a defensive player made him deserving of this prestigious accolade.

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  • 16. 

    What Pick was Dak Prescott Selected with?

    • A.

      135

    • B.

      127

    • C.

      158

    • D.

      145

    Correct Answer
    A. 135
    Explanation
    Dak Prescott was selected with the 135th pick.

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  • 17. 

    What team did Peyton Manning break the single season passing touchdown record against?

    • A.

      Chargers

    • B.

      Texans

    • C.

      Raiders

    • D.

      Chiefs

    Correct Answer
    B. Texans
    Explanation
    Peyton Manning broke the single season passing touchdown record against the Texans. This means that during a specific season, Manning threw the most touchdown passes in a single season against the Texans compared to any other team.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these players was NOT drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Jim Kelly

    • B.

      Eric Dickerson

    • C.

      Bruce Matthews

    • D.

      Ronnie Lott

    Correct Answer
    D. Ronnie Lott
    Explanation
    Ronnie Lott was not drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft. The other three players mentioned, Jim Kelly, Eric Dickerson, and Bruce Matthews, were all drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft.

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  • 19. 

    The Coach with the most wins in NFL History is...

    • A.

      Vince Lombardi

    • B.

      Bill Belichick

    • C.

      Don Shula

    • D.

      Tom Landry

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Shula
    Explanation
    Don Shula is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most wins by a head coach in NFL history. Shula coached for 33 seasons in the NFL, primarily with the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Colts. He accumulated a total of 347 wins, surpassing the previous record set by George Halas. Shula's successful coaching career included two Super Bowl victories and six Coach of the Year awards. His longevity and consistent success make him the coach with the most wins in NFL history.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the only NFL Player in History to win Super Bowl MVP on the losing team?

    • A.

      Len Dawson

    • B.

      Devin Hester

    • C.

      Anthony Munoz

    • D.

      Chuck Howley

    Correct Answer
    D. Chuck Howley
    Explanation
    Chuck Howley is the correct answer because he is the only NFL player in history to win the Super Bowl MVP award while being on the losing team. This occurred in Super Bowl V, where Howley, a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, had an outstanding performance despite his team's loss to the Baltimore Colts. Howley's exceptional play, including two interceptions, earned him the MVP title, making him the only player to achieve this feat in Super Bowl history.

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  • 21. 

    How many Field Goals were blocked in the 2016 NFL season?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    B. 21
    Explanation
    In the 2016 NFL season, a total of 21 field goals were blocked. This means that the opposing team was able to successfully prevent the ball from going through the goal posts on 21 occasions, resulting in a blocked field goal.

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  • 22. 

    Which kicker for the bills  missed a 47 yard field goal in the Super Bowl to lose to the Giants?

    • A.

      Scott Norwood

    • B.

      Mark Moseley

    • C.

      John Carney

    • D.

      Gary Anderson

    Correct Answer
    A. Scott Norwood
    Explanation
    Scott Norwood is the correct answer because he missed a 47 yard field goal in the Super Bowl, which resulted in the Buffalo Bills losing to the Giants.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these Running Backs are NOT part of the 2000 rushing yards in a a season club?

    • A.

      Jamal Lewis

    • B.

      Chris Johnson

    • C.

      Walter Payton

    • D.

      Terrell Davis

    Correct Answer
    C. Walter Payton
    Explanation
    Walter Payton is not part of the 2000 rushing yards in a season club. This is because Payton's highest rushing yard total in a single season was 1,852 yards, which falls short of the 2000-yard mark. On the other hand, Jamal Lewis, Chris Johnson, and Terrell Davis have all achieved the feat of rushing for over 2000 yards in a single season.

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  • 24. 

    Which team set an nfl record for most consecutive losses with 26? 

    • A.

      41-42 Steelers

    • B.

      15-16 Browns

    • C.

      76-77 Buccaneers

    • D.

      08-09 Lions

    Correct Answer
    C. 76-77 Buccaneers
    Explanation
    The 76-77 Buccaneers set an NFL record for the most consecutive losses with 26. This means that they went 0-14 in the 1976 season and started the 1977 season with 12 more losses before finally winning a game. This record still stands today and represents a period of struggle and difficulty for the Buccaneers franchise.

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  • 25. 

    Who rushed for the longest rushing touchdown in NFL History?

    • A.

      Barry Sanders

    • B.

      Lamar Miller

    • C.

      Tony Dorsett

    • D.

      Michael Vick

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony Dorsett
    Explanation
    Tony Dorsett rushed for the longest rushing touchdown in NFL history. He achieved this feat on January 3, 1983, during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. Dorsett broke free for a 99-yard touchdown run, which still stands as the longest rushing touchdown in NFL history. His incredible speed and agility allowed him to outrun the entire Vikings defense and secure his place in NFL history.

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  • 26. 

    Which of these players has the record for most consecutive games played for one team?

    • A.

      Jerry Rice

    • B.

      Bruce Matthews

    • C.

      Eli Manning

    • D.

      Jim Marshall

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Marshall
    Explanation
    Jim Marshall has the record for the most consecutive games played for one team. This means that he played the highest number of consecutive games without missing a single game for his team.

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  • 27. 

    Which of these players have NOT been on the cover of madden?

    • A.

      Larry Fitzgerald

    • B.

      Aaron Rodgers

    • C.

      Daunte Culpepper

    • D.

      Garrison Hearst

    Correct Answer
    B. Aaron Rodgers
  • 28. 

    In the modern NFL draft, there has been only one year where a quarterback wasn't drafted unil the third round or later.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the modern NFL draft, there has been only one year where a quarterback wasn't drafted until the third round or later. This suggests that quarterbacks are typically highly sought after and are often selected in the earlier rounds of the draft. The fact that there has only been one exception to this trend highlights the value and importance placed on the quarterback position in the NFL.

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  • 29. 

    Walter Payton led the NFL in rushing only one time in his career.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Walter Payton led the NFL in rushing only once in his career. This means that there was only one season where he had the highest number of rushing yards among all players in the NFL. It implies that for the rest of his career, there were other players who had more rushing yards than him. Therefore, the statement "Walter Payton led the NFL in rushing only one time in his career" is true.

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  • 30. 

    Which NFL team has the most retired jersey numbers with 13?

    • A.

      Raiders

    • B.

      Cowboys

    • C.

      Bears

    • D.

      Packers

    Correct Answer
    C. Bears
    Explanation
    The Bears have the most retired jersey numbers with 13. This means that the team has honored 13 of its former players by permanently retiring their jersey numbers, symbolizing their significant contributions to the team's history.

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