Football Trivia and Answers

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Easy

The area behind the line of scrimmage is known as what?

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Answer: Backfield
The area behind the line of scrimmage, which usually consists of the quarterback and running backs, is called the backfield.

Hard

In 2018, the family of which Hall of Fame linebacker settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NFL?

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Answer: Junior Seau
Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, was at the time suffering from degenerative brain disease due to the repeated hits he took while playing for the NFL.

VeryHard

In 2016, Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. appeared on which television series?

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Answer: Code Black
Beckham appeared as himself on a 2016 episode of the series "Code Black" entitled "Hail Mary".

VeryHard

Rapper Eminem mentions which NFL head coach in his 1999 track "Just Don't Give a F*ck"?

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Answer: Marty Schottenheimer
On this track from the classic "the Slim Shady LP", Eminem dropped the line "cursing at you players worse than Marty Schottenheimer".

Medium

What is the maximum number of players permissible on a NFL team's roster?

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Answer: 53
NFL teams are allowed to have up to 53 players on their rosters, of which 46 are eligible to play on game day.

Easy

According to many Super Bowl MVPs, what is their preferred destination after winning the big game?

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Answer: Disneyland
The phrase "I'm going to Disneyland" or "I'm going to Disney World" are a ubiquitous part of on-field Super Bowl celebrations.

Hard

As of January 2019, what is the record for most receptions in a playoff game by a single player?

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Answer: 15
Darren Sproles (2012) and James White (2019) share the record for most receptions in playoff game, which is 15.

Medium

Who is the highest-paid player in terms of annual salary in NFL history?

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Answer: Aaron Rodgers
In 2018 Aaron Rodgers agreed to a 4-year/$134-million deal with the Green Bay Packers, which is an average of almost $34 million a year. On top of that he received a $58-million signing bonus"!

VeryHard

In what year did Vince Lombardi, the man whom the trophy awarded to the Super Bowl winners is named after, die?

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Answer: 1970
Former NFL player, coach and executive Vince Lombardi prematurely died of cancer at the age of 57 in 1970.

Easy

A team has had a completely-perfect season only once in the history of the NFL. What year did this occur in?

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Answer: 1972
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team to have won every regular season and postseason game they played in, winning the Super Bowl with a perfect 17-0 record.



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