NFL City Shuffle Quiz
by Staff
NFL teams are businesses that sometimes relocate, causing consternation and uproar in cities across the U.S. How much do know about the NFL city shuffle? Take this quiz to find out.

In what year did Los Angeles lose two NFL franchises to relocation plans?

  • 1995
  • 1993
  • 1991

True or false: The first NFL franchise moves were very controversial.

  • true
  • false

Why were multiple franchises merged in the 1940s?

  • lack of funds
  • lack of players
  • lack of fans

In 1946, the Cleveland Rams moved to which city?

  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle

In 1995, Los Angeles lost its Rams team to which location?

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • St. Louis
  • Arizona

During the 1995 NFL season, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell decided to move his team to which city?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore

In 1960, St. Louis received its Cardinals football team from what city?

  • Chicago
  • Minneapolis
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin

What city was the temporary home for the Houston Oilers in 1997?

  • Austin
  • New Orleans
  • Memphis, Tennessee

What was the temporary name for the Houston Oilers during the year that they were in Memphis?

  • Tennessee Roughnecks
  • Tennessee Oilers
  • Memphis Monarchs

There is talk that an NFL franchise may eventually wind up in which Canadian city?

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver

Los Angeles is the second-largest media market in the country. For how many years was Los Angeles abandoned without a team?

  • 20 years
  • 15 years
  • 10 years

In 1980, why did Oakland owner Al Davis decide to move the Raiders to Los Angeles?

  • He didn't like the neighborhood.
  • He wanted a brand-new stadium.
  • His plan for luxury boxes was denied.

When Oakland filed an injunction to stop the Raiders from leaving Oakland, how did Al Davis respond?

  • He set fire to the stadium.
  • He gave up.
  • He filed a new suit.

After abandoning St. Louis, where did the Cardinals team move?

  • Arizona
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oakland, California

In 2015, the San Diego Chargers began preliminary steps to move to which city?

  • Los Angeles
  • Oklahoma City
  • Las Vegas

After shipping their Cardinals team off to Arizona, for how long was St. Louis bereft of an NFL team?

  • seven years
  • 12 years
  • 14 years

In what year did the Oakland Raiders abandon their city and move right down the street to Los Angeles, giving Los Angeles two NFL teams?

  • 1978
  • 1982
  • 1985

How many conference championships did the Cardinals win while in St. Louis?

  • zero
  • one
  • two

After betraying their fans and moving to Los Angeles, how long did it take the Raiders to return to Oakland?

  • 13 years
  • seven years
  • six years

Since starting play as the Arizona Cardinals in 2008, how many conference championships has the team won?

  • one
  • three
  • four

In the early 1990s, why did Browns owner Art Modell suddenly begin losing millions of dollars in revenue?

  • Beer sales were banned.
  • The baseball team left his venue.
  • There was an NFL strike.

True or false: In terms of NFL rules, the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts are essentially the same team.

  • true
  • false

Which European city is often regarded as a likely NFL franchise location?

  • Barcelona
  • London
  • Paris

While the Rams were in St. Louis, how many times did the team make the Super Bowl?

  • zero
  • one
  • three

True or false: Before moving back to Los Angeles, the Rams won their last game in St. Louis.

  • true
  • false

In what year did the Baltimore Colts head to Indianapolis?

  • 1984
  • 1980
  • 1979

What made the Baltimore to Indianapolis move so controversial?

  • The team left in the middle of the night.
  • Baltimore game attendance had been strong.
  • It actually wasn't controversial.

How many moving trucks showed up in the middle of the night to haul the Colts' gear from Baltimore to Indianapolis?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 35

In addition to Indianapolis, what other city did the Colts owner consider as part of the relocation plan?

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Phoenix
  • Omaha, Nebraska

In what year did the Oakland Raiders begin exploring a possible return to Los Angeles?

  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2007