Tackles and Touchdowns: NFL Quiz
by Staff
Are you ready for some football trivia? See how well you know the NFL.

What does NFL stand for?

  • National Football League
  • Nation's Football League
  • National Football Leaders

When did the American Professional Football Association change its name to the National Football League?

  • 1922
  • 1918
  • 1932

Who holds the record for total seasons leading the NFL in all-purpose yards?

  • O.J. Simpson
  • Jim Brown
  • Emmitt Smith

When was the Super Bowl trophy renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy?

  • 1982
  • 1970
  • 1961

The NFL's first playoff game was held when and where?

  • 1932 at Chicago Stadium
  • 1921 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 1923 at Bellevue Park

Which NFL team's helmet decal is on one side of the helmet only?

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Atlanta Falcons

What player holds the NFL record for most rushing yards?

  • Terrell Davis
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Marcus Allen

How many Heisman Trophy winners have gone on to become MVP of the Super Bowl?

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Who is the only player in NFL history to win a Heisman Trophy, college football championship, NFL MVP, Super Bowl championship and Super Bowl MVP?

  • Roger Staubach
  • Marcus Allen
  • Jim Plunkett

Which of the following players was NOT inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015?

  • Michael Strahan
  • Junior Seau
  • Jerome Bettis

Emmitt Smith is the NFL's all-time leading rusher with 18,355 career yards. Who holds second place?

  • Marcus Allen
  • Walter Payton
  • Barry Sanders

CBS paid a record $550,000 fine after what musician had a "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show?

  • Janet Jackson
  • Madonna
  • Miley Cyrus

When did the Boston Patriots change their name to the New England Patriots?

  • 1971
  • 1969
  • 1952

Who was the first player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season?

  • Barry Sanders
  • Marcus Allen
  • O.J. Simpson

This team became the first to win five Super Bowl championships.

  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Green Bay Packers

Which U. S. president was the first to toss the coin to open the regular-season pregame?

  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama

Who holds the record for most career touchdowns?

  • Marcus Allen
  • Jerry Rice
  • Terrell Owens

In what year was the field goal decreased from four points to three?

  • 1898
  • 1904
  • 1909

What quarterback holds the NFL record for most career passes completed?

  • Brett Favre
  • Joe Montana
  • Terry Bradshaw

Which quarterback won the Heisman Trophy and waited four years to play in the NFL?

  • Doug Flutie
  • Steve Young
  • Roger Staubach

This quarterback was the first in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards in a season.

  • Dan Marino
  • Joe Montana
  • Eli Manning

Who has been the head coach in the most Super Bowls?

  • Don Shula
  • Tom Landry
  • Bill Parcells

Has there ever been a punt returned for a touchdown in a Super Bowl?

  • yes
  • no

Who kicked the longest field goal in Super Bowl history?

  • Dan Bailey
  • Steve Christie
  • Stephen Gostkowski

Who are the only non-kickers to play in more than 300 NFL games?

  • Jerry Rice and Brett Favre
  • Marcus Allen and O.J. Simpson
  • Aaron Rodgers and Jerry Rice

Who is the only left-handed quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

  • Boomer Esiason
  • Steve Young
  • Ken Stabler

Only one 0-4 team has ever made the playoffs. Which team is it, and in what season did this occur?

  • San Diego Chargers in 1992
  • Cleveland Browns in 1968
  • New York Jets in 1987

What is the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history?

  • Paul McCartney
  • Madonna
  • Bruno Mars

When did NFL Network launch?

  • 2003
  • 2010
  • 2012

Where and when did the first Super Bowl take place?

  • Tulane Stadium in 1970
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967
  • Miami Orange Bowl in 1969