Football Trivia and Answers

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Hard

Which NFL team's name was inspired by a famous writer?

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Answer: Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens derived their name from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "the Raven" (1845). In fact, their three mascots are named "Edgar", "Allan" and "Poe".

Medium

How many points are awarded to a team who scores a field goal in football?

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Answer: 3
Field goals, which are scored by kicking the ball through the goal posts on a fourth down, give the team who successfully pulls one off three points.

Medium

Which NFL team has the longest season-ticket waiting list?

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Answer: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers' waiting list to purchase season tickets has over 100,000 names, and the current wait is approximately 30 years. Part of the reason is that season-ticket holders can pass such down to their heirs.

Medium

Who is the only NFL player to have also played in the MLB World Series?

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Answer: Deion Sanders
"Neon" Deion Sanders lost the World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves but won the Super Bowl twice playing with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.

Medium

Which team won the first Super Bowl ever?

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Answer: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs during the inaugural event in 1967.

VeryHard

Which player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at a younger age than anyone else?

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Answer: Gale Sayers
Gale Sayers, aka the "Kansas Comet", was inducted in 1977 at the age of 34, which is a NFL record.

Hard

During the entire 2017 season, Patriots' wide receiver Julian Edelman was sidelined with which type of injury?

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Answer: ACL
Julian suffered an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury, which affects a region behind the thigh.

Medium

How long is a football end zone?

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Answer: 10 Yards
The two end zones are 10 yards each, thus making the total NFL field 120 yards in total.

Easy

How many chances does a football offense have to make 10 yards before the ball is turned over to the opposing team?

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Answer: 4
Football offenses get four chances or "downs" to advance the ball 10 yards. If they don't do so successfully it is turned over to their opponents.

Easy

In a conventional game of football, how many players are fielded at a time?

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Answer: 22
There are 22 players, 11 on offense and 11 on defense.



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