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How Do You Know These NFL Teams? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Compared to how big it is now, the NFL was a pretty modest organization when it first began. Currently, teams are dispersed around the nation. Each of these teams has a unique history.

7

11

18

23

18
18 players total were exchanged in a multi-team deal in October 1989 that was unprecedented in the history of sports. Draft selections, existing players, and potential future players were exchanged by the Vikings and Chargers.

Which two football players competed for Mount Carmel High School together in high school?

Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice

Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice

Tiki and Ronde Barber

Warren Sapp and Terrell Owens

Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice
Simeon Rice, a defensive end, was selected third overall in the 1996 NFL Draft, while Donovan McNabb was selected second overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. They attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois, together.

Which state has the most NFL franchises?

New Jersey

 Florida

California

New York

California
With four NFL clubs, including the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders as of 2019, California has the most NFL franchises. However, Florida will tie for first place with three teams when the Raiders officially relocate to Las Vegas in 2020.

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

Drew Bledsoe

John Elway

Bernie Kosar

Doug Williams

Drew Bledsoe
Bledsoe led a comeback victory and piled up 70 passing attempts in an overtime game between his Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings, setting a record that still stands today.

What was the league known as before it became the National Football League?

American Soccer Club

American Professional Football Association

United States Football League

Football Players Unite

American Professional Football Association
The league made the decision to rename itself in 1922 after the American Professional Football Association. Coincidentally, the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears on the same day.

What was the Colts’ first home city?

Baltimore

Denver

Tampa Bay

Indianapolis

Baltimore
In Baltimore, Maryland, the current Indianapolis Colts made their debut in 1953. The squad was relocated to Indianapolis thirty years later. The squad did not adopt a new name, a trend that has gained popularity in recent years.

Night Train, an NFL defensive back who started his career in 1952, was the league leader in interceptions as a rookie. In 1974, he was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bobby Layne

Ronnie Lott

Dick Patton

Dick Lane

Dick Lane
One of the best football players in history is considered to be Night Train Lane. He still holds the fourth-most NFL career interceptions record with 68 altogether, including 14 in his debut season.

Who was the first MVP of an NFL Super Bowl who was not from the United States?

Kurt Warner

Mark Rypien

Fred Biletnikoff

Len Dawson

Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien is Canadian, but he still quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to win Super Bowl XXVI for the team, and was named the game’s MVP in the process.

In only one game, eight different quarterbacks have passed for seven touchdowns. The first five did it all before 1970.

True

False

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

Washington Redskins

Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There are just two NFL teams with swashbuckling pirate themes, and the Buccaneers were the only club to have a one-eyed pirate. Two decades of use of the winky emblem prompts the question, “Why?”

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

True

False

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

What illustrious venue served as the initial home of the Chicago Bears?

The Astrodome

Wrigley Field

MetLife Stadium

Soldier Field

Wrigley Field
The Decatur Staleys relocated to Chicago in 1921 to play football. The next year, the team’s best player bought it and gave it a new name: the Bears. He did so out of respect for the Chicago Cubs, the home team at Wrigley Field, where they played their first game.

Which team’s crest includes a black bird?

Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens
The Cleveland Browns were once known as the Ravens. They held a competition for the naming rights after the City of Baltimore won the franchise in 1995. The Raven, one of Baltimore author Edgar Allen Poe’s most well-known topics, was picked as the winner.

What fierce team’s helmets from the 1960s had an image of an industrial worker?

Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland Raiders

Chicago Bears

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers
This one may be revealed by the well-known black and yellow color combination. The steelworker mascot was chosen since, at the time, the majority of people worked as steelworkers. From 1962 until 1968, it served as the mascot.

Which NFL club had an emblem placed on its helmet first?

Bears

Redskins

Rams

Eagles

Rams
The Los Angeles Rams were the first NFL club to emblazon their helmets with a logo in 1948; other than for color, the fundamental “ram’s horn” emblem hasn’t changed much since then.

Which Super Bowl champion team’s previous logo included a colonial soldier carrying the ball?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Baltimore Ravens

New England Patriots
From 1971 through 1992, the Patriots’ logo featured a colonial soldier hiking the ball. This emblem was significantly more popular among ardent followers than the one that replaced it, which they dubbed The Flying Elvis.

In the 1980s, this football player played as a running back for the New England Patriots.

Jerome James

Greg Brock

Craig James

Thomas James

Craig James
Craig James was a member of the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1988. In his NFL career, he ran for 2,469 yards and made one Pro Bowl. He played in the USFL before that, and he is a skilled sports pundit.

Night Train, an NFL defensive back who started his career in 1952, was the league leader in interceptions as a rookie. In 1974, he was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bobby Layne

Dick Patton

Dick Lane

Ronnie Lott

Dick Lane
One of the best football players in history is considered to be Night Train Lane. He still holds the fourth-most NFL career interceptions record with 68 altogether, including 14 in his debut season.

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

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

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 penalty flag was thrown.
It was the first game of the season following rule revisions permitting penalty flags to be thrown, and the Green Bay Packers met the Boston Yanks.

What former football player was a first round draft choice of the New York Jets but caused so much turmoil that the Jets soon traded him?

Dwayne Jarrett

Keyshawn Johnson

Terrell Owens

Randy Moss

Keyshawn Johnson
Johnson was one of the top receivers in the league despite his tendency to cause problems, and the Jets kept him around for three years before dealing him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for two first-round selections. Keyshawn later became the NFL’s highest-paid receiver thanks to the Bucs.

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