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How many jersey numbers has Chicago retired as of 2019?

13

10

1

5

13
They have a total of 13 retired numbers that will never be used again.

In an NFL game, scoring a safety is unusual. This Rams defensive end was the first in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Ted Hendricks

Fred Dryer

Jack Youngblood

Doug English

Fred Dryer
He is not just the first, but also the first NFL player to ever score two safeties in the same game. He spent 13 seasons in the NFL, recording 104 sacks with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams.

Which of the following Los Angeles Chargers players did not violate either NFL rules or the law in 2006?

Shawne Merriman

Steve Foley

Antonio Cromartie

Terrence Kiel

Antonio Cromartie
In 2006, Steve Foley was shot and charged with DUI, Shawne Merriman was suspended for four games for taking steroids, and Terrence Kiel was arrested on various drug counts. Antonio Cromartie’s first year in the league was 2006, and he did not breach the law!

Who was the Cleveland Browns’ first-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft?

Warrick Dunn

Michael Vick

Alge Crumpler

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown
Defensive end Courtney Brown was drafted first overall, but ended up being pretty bad. He kept getting injured and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

What team holds the record for scoring three touchdowns in less than a minute?

Rams

Giants

Patriots

Packers

Patriots
The Patriots have established several records, including this one, which they have done twice. The first time was against the Jets (three in 51 seconds), and the second time was against the Bears (three in 57 seconds).

What is the record for the longest touchdown in history?

106 yards

109 yards

104 yards

98 yards

109 yards
Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings eclipsed the previous mark of 104 yards set in 1972 in 2013. He returned the first kickoff 109 yards for a score.

What are the only two current NFL franchises that are descendants of the original founding teams?

Giants and Jets

Bears and Cardinals

Steelers and Seahawks

Raiders and Cowboys

Bears and Cardinals
Only the Bears and Cardinals may be regarded “founding fathers” of the current 32-team league. Both clubs date back to the 1920s, when the Bears were known as the Decatur Staleys and the Cardinals were known as the Chicago Cardinals.

What renowned stadium did the Chicago Bears play their first home games in?

Soldier Field

Wrigley Field

MetLife Stadium

The Astrodome

Wrigley Field
The Decatur Staleys traveled to Chicago to play football in 1921. The next year, the team was acquired by its star player, who changed the name to the Bears. He did so out of respect for the home club, the Chicago Cubs, who play their games at Wrigley Field.

Which NFL franchise has a logo with a one-eyed pirate?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pittsburgh Pirates

Washington Redskins

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There are only two NFL teams inspired by swashbuckling pirates, and the Buccaneers were the only one to have a one-eyed pirate.

Who was the first NFL Super Bowl MVP not born in the United States?

Mark Rypien

Fred Biletnikoff

Len Dawson

Kurt Warner

Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien is Canadian, although he led the Washington Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XXVI and was awarded the game’s MVP in the process.

San Franciso 49ers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Green Bay Packers

San Franciso 49ers
The design was intended to represent a prospector, who was one of the primary reasons California was founded in the first place. The lure of gold drew many rowdy and rugged miners to the state, which is why it is used as an NFL emblem.

In 2016, where did the St. Louis Rams relocate?

San Francisco

San Diego

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Los Angeles
St. Louis just can’t seem to keep an NFL franchise. They began with the Cardinals, who later relocated to Phoenix. The Rams then relocated to Los Angeles. Missouri can’t keep them there for long.

Sweetness, a football player, played his whole 13-year NFL career with the same franchise. In 1977, he rushed for 275 yards and was one of the rare athletes to run, throw, and receive a touchdown pass in the same game.

Jim Brown

Otis Anderson

Walter Payton

John Riggins

Walter Payton
Walter Payton was one of the best running backs in the NFL for 12 years and is still regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. The NFL’s Man of the Year Award is named in his honor.

Which NFL quarterback’s second cousin is Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick?

Aaron Brooks

T. J. Houshmandzadeh

Mike Vanderjagt

Steve McNair

Aaron Brooks
Before Drew Brees shattered them all, the New Orleans Saints were the franchise leader in several statistical categories. He had ancestors named Michael and Marcus Vick.

Who was the first NFL kicker to complete the regular season with a perfect record on field goals and extra points?

Trey Vickrey

Jerry Rice

Steve Young

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson
Anderson became the first NFL kicker to successfully convert every field goal and point after touchdown during regular season play in 1998 while playing for the Vikings. However, during the postseason, he missed a crucial field goal in the 1998 NFC Championship Game, which is widely seen as a major cause in the Vikings’ eventual defeat.

In July 2007, this football player, the Jets’ all-time top rusher, announced his retirement.

Don Maynard

Philip Jackson

Curtis Martin

Jerry Rice

Curtis Martin
Curtis Martin rushed for 10,302 yards with the Jets from 1998 to 2005. He has 58 touchdowns on 2,560 attempts and appeared in 123 games. He is the fifth most prolific rusher in the NFL.

Which state has the most NFL franchises?

California

Alaska

Virginia

Georgia

California
As of 2019, California features four NFL teams: the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Oakland Raiders. However, when the Raiders go to Las Vegas in 2020, Florida will tie for first place with three.

What was the league named before it was recognized as the National Football League?

American Soccer Club

United States Football Association

American Professional Football Association

Football Players of United States

American Professional Football Association
The league chose to alter its name from the American Professional Football Association in 1922. The Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears on the same day.

Night Train, an NFL defensive back, began his career in 1952 and led the league in interceptions as a rookie. In 1974, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dick Patton

Dick Lane

Bobby Layne

Ronnie Lott

Dick Lane
Night Train Lane is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He still holds the fourth-most interceptions in NFL history, with 68 total, 14 of which came in his debut season.

Green Bay and Boston met in an NFL game on September 17, 1948. What was the game’s significance?

It was the first time a penalty flag was thrown.

It was the first time an interception was returned for a touchdown.

It was the first NFL game to be on radio.

It was the first time a NFL game that went into overtime.

It was the first time a penalty flag was thrown.
In that game, the Green Bay Packers faced the Boston Yanks, and it was the first game of the season following rule revisions that allowed penalty flags to be thrown.

Which of the following statements about Chargers running back legend LaDainian Tomlinson is NOT correct?

In 2006, he won the NFL Most Valuable Player award.

In 2006, he rushed for over 2,000 yards.

In 2006, he broke the single season scoring record.

In 2006, he became the player to reach 100 touchdowns for a career in the shortest length of time.

In 2006, he rushed for over 2,000 yards.
That year, Tomlinson only ran for 1,815 yards.

This former New York Giant player is credited with the first NFL spike.

Abner Haynes

Max McGee

Homer Jones

Paul Hornung

Homer Jones
Jones spiked the ball down after scoring a touchdown for the New York Giants in a 1965 game because throwing it into the stands would result in a $500 fine.

The New York Giants easily beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. What was the final score?

39-20

46-37

24-15

20-0

39-20
In 1987, the New York Giants handily defeated John Elway’s Denver Broncos, led by quarterback Phil Simms and running back Joe Morris.

Which NFL team has the most players in the Hall of Fame?

Chicago Bears

New York Giants

Dallas Cowboys

New England Patriots

Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears now hold the top rank, with 33 inductees as of the last count. Part of this might be due to the fact that the team is one of the league’s only two founding teams, therefore there is a lot of history to count. The Redskins, with 31, are right on Chicago’s tail.

In an interview following a game against the University of Tennessee, whose football tight end said, “I’m a f*g soldier?”

Terrell Owens

Kellen Winslow Jr.

Jeremy Shockey

Randy Moss

Kellen Winslow Jr.
Winslow was annoyed by some of the questions he received after the game, so he described himself as a soldier in a battle, and his opponents were attempting to kill him. He then played for the Browns, Buccaneers, Patriots, and Jets before being arrested.

This NFL legend was the first to record 14 interceptions in a single season.

Jimmy Marsalis

Dick Lane

Cornell Green

Herb Adderley

Dick Lane
Night Train Lane recorded 14 interceptions in his debut season in 1952, the most ever in a single season. His record still holds 67 years later, and no one has come close.

This American businessman founded Home Depot and owns the NFL team Atlanta Falcons.

Pat Bowlen

Jim Nash

Arthur Blank

Arthur Tisch

Arthur Blank
Blank purchased the Falcons in 2002 from owner Taylor Smith, the son of the team’s founder. He also owns the Atlanta United FC Major League Soccer franchise.

The first four Super Bowls were won by a representative from the National Football League.

True

False

False
While the NFL’s Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, the AFL’s New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs won the third and fourth.

In a single game, eight quarterbacks have passed for seven touchdowns. The first five to accomplish so done so before 1970.

True

False

True
Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle, and Joe Kapp were the first five. Peyton Manning, Nick Foles, and Drew Brees all accomplished it more than 40 years later.

How much money does the NFL bring in each year?

10 billion dollars

100 billion dollars

100 million dollars

10 million dollars

10 billion dollars
Football earns a stunning $10 billion in income each year. It is the most popular sport in the country, and the Super Bowl is the most watched club sport game in the world.

In 2019, which of the following former players was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

O.J Simpson

Tony Gonzalez

Joe Montana

Lawrence Taylor

Tony Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez is one of eight new hall of fame honorees. Gonzalez was a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs for 12 seasons before being moved to the Atlanta Falcons for five.

Who was the first player in NFL history to have 200 sacks?

Bruce Smith

O.J Simpson

Michael Strahan

Troy Aikman

Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith is the first and only individual in NFL history to have 200 sacks in his career, making him the league’s career sack leader.

What year did the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their debuts?

1995

1976

1967

1992

1976
The NFL added two new clubs in 1976: the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since their inception, the two teams have never moved or altered their names.

St. Louis Rams

Tennessee Titans

L.A. Raiders

Houston Oilers

Houston Oilers
In the Lone Star State, the Houston Oilers went bankrupt. The franchise relocated to Tennessee in 1998 and was called the Titans.

What was the Chicago Bears’ original name?

Cincinnati Bengals

Chicago Bears

Chicago Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

Chicago Cardinals
The Cardinals used to play in Chicago a long time ago. It was here that they earned their moniker, not from the bird, but from the color of the team’s rented jerseys, which were cardinal red. The previous Bears logo was redesigned and utilized as the new Bears logo.

Which of these quarterbacks is widely regarded as one of the worst draft failures in NFL history?

Peyton Manning

Joe Montana

Joe Namath

Ryan Leaf

Ryan Leaf
Ryan Leaf was picked second overall by the San Diego Chargers in 1998, just behind Peyton Manning. Many NFL scouts believed Leaf was the better player that year. He only appeared in 25 games and concluded his brief career with a 4-17 record.

In 1951, who established an NFL record for most passing yards gained in a game?

Norm Van Brocklin

Kenny Stabler

Peyton Manning

Joe Montana

Norm Van Brocklin
Norm Van Brocklin threw for 554 yards in a single game on the first night of the 1951 season, a record that has yet to be broken more than 65 years later.

What NFL franchise has the smallest TV market?

Green Bay Packers

Cincinnati Bengals

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay is by far the smallest NFL TV market, yet the team boasts some of the most devoted followers. Many cities with larger populations do not have NFL teams to support, like as Orlando, Florida. The Packers’ success is a credit to their supporters.

In 1994, who established an NFL record for the most pass attempts in a game?

Bernie Kosar

Drew Bledsoe

Doug Williams

John Elway

Drew Bledsoe
Bledsoe led a comeback victory for the Patriots over the Minnesota Vikings in overtime, setting a record with 70 passing attempts.

What city did the Colts first play in?

Indianapolis

Tampa Bay

Baltimore

Denver

Baltimore
In 1953, the now-Indy Colts were founded in Baltimore, Maryland. The squad was relocated to Indianapolis 30 years later. The squad did not change their names, as has become fashionable in recent years.

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