NFL History

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How much do you know about the history of the NFL?

  • 1
    What was the original name of the NFL when it was founded in 1920?
    National Football Association
    American Professional Football Association
    American Association of Professional Football
    National Professional Football Association
    National Football League
  • 2
    What was the original name of the Chicago Bears?
    Canton Bulldogs
    Decatur Staleys
    Rock Island Independents
    Dayton Triangles
    Chicago Bulldogs
  • 3
    Which team did not play in the All-American Football Conference, a rival league to the NFL from 1946-49?
    Miami Seahawks
    Los Angeles Dons
    Cleveland Rams
    Brooklyn Dodgers
    San Francisco 49ers
  • 4
    In 1934, Dick Richards purchased an existing team and moved them to Detroit and named them the Lions. What was the name of the team he purchased?
    Frankford Yellowjackets
    Pottsville Maroons
    Portsmouth Spartans
    Duluth Eskimos
    Providence Steamroller
  • 5
    Who was the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season?
    Jim Thorpe
    Red Grange
    Bronko Nagurski
    Steve Van Buren
    Beattie Feathers
  • 6
    Which NFL player went on to become a Supreme Court Justice?
    Bill Dudley
    Whizzer White
    Don Hutson
    Cecil Isbell
    Sid Luckman
  • 7
    Which player won the first Heisman Trophy and also became the first player ever drafted in the NFL?
    Dutch Clark
    Cliff Battles
    Red Badgro
    Tuffy Leemans
    Jay Berwanger
  • 8
    Johnny Unitas was cut by which team before joining the Baltimore Colts?
    Washington Redskins
    New York Giants
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Green Bay Packers
  • 9
    What city was the first home of the Cardinals?
    St. Louis
  • 10
    During World War II, which NFL teams did not merge with another team because of poor finances?
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Detroit Lions
    Chicago Cardinals
    Philadelphia Eagles
  • 11
    Which of the following players starred at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the 1940's and 1950's?
    Otto Graham
    Bob Waterfield
    Bobby Layne
    Y.A. Tittle
    Sid Luckman
  • 12
    True or False. In addition to being a Major League Baseball team, the Brooklyn Dodgers were an NFL team.
  • 13
    Which franchise relocated to another city the year after winning an NFL championship?
    Boston Redskins
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Chicago Cardinals
    Cleveland Rams
    Baltimore Colts
  • 14
    Which current AFC team never played in the AFL during the 1960's?
    Miami Dolphins
    Oakland Raiders
    Buffalo Bills
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Denver Broncos
  • 15
    During the 1960's, the NFL added four expansion teams. Which of the following was not one of them?
    Houston Oilers
    New Orleans Saints
    Minnesota Vikings
    Atlanta Falcons
    Dallas Cowboys
  • 16
    During the 1950's, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry were offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively, for the New York Giants. Who was the head coach?
    Weeb Ewbank
    Jim Lee Howell
    Steve Owen
    George Halas
    Paul Brown
  • 17
    Prior to being named Washington Redskins' head coach in 1971, which team did George Allen coach?
    Baltimore Colts
    Oakland Raiders
    San Francisco 49ers
    Los Angeles Rams
    Atlanta Falcons
  • 18
    What team did Vince Lombardi coach after leaving the Green Bay Packers?
    Philadelphia Eagles
    New York Giants
    Minnesota Vikings
    Cleveland Browns
    Washington Redskins
  • 19
    Joe Namath began his career in the AFL with the New York Jets. In addition to the Jets, which NFL team drafted Namath?
    New Orleans Saints
    Dallas Cowboys
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Atlanta Falcons
    Washington Redskins
  • 20
    In 1960, the Houston Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in the first AFL championship game. Who was the starting quarterback for the Oilers?
    George Blanda
    Jack Kemp
    Sonny Jurgensen
    John Hadl
    Don Meredith

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