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?
  • 2
    What was the original name of the Chicago Bears?
  • 3
    Which team did not play in the All-American Football Conference, a rival league to the NFL from 1946-49?

  • 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?
  • 5
    Who was the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season?
  • 6
    Which NFL player went on to become a Supreme Court Justice?

  • 7
    Which player won the first Heisman Trophy and also became the first player ever drafted in the NFL?
  • 8
    Johnny Unitas was cut by which team before joining the Baltimore Colts?
  • 9
    What city was the first home of the Cardinals?
  • 10
    During World War II, which NFL teams did not merge with another team because of poor finances?

  • 11
    Which of the following players starred at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the 1940's and 1950's?
  • 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?
  • 14
    Which current AFC team never played in the AFL during the 1960's?
  • 15
    During the 1960's, the NFL added four expansion teams. Which of the following was not one of them?
  • 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?

  • 17
    Prior to being named Washington Redskins' head coach in 1971, which team did George Allen coach?
  • 18
    What team did Vince Lombardi coach after leaving the Green Bay Packers?
  • 19
    Joe Namath began his career in the AFL with the New York Jets. In addition to the Jets, which NFL team drafted Namath?
  • 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?

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