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What was the previous name of the NFL before it was changed to the National Football League?

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Answer: American Professional Football Association
More information: Formed in 1920, the American Professional Football Association (APFA) was the previous name of the NFL until 1922, when it was changed to its current name.

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A touchdown is worth how many points in football?

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Answer: 6
More information: A touchdown is worth six points. Afterwards the scoring team has a chance to kick for an extra point or go for an extra two points from short yardage.

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The first American football game is considered to have been played in which year?

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Answer: 1869
More information: The first game of football was an intercollegiate match between Rutgers and Princeton that was played on 6 November 1869.

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Which meat dish becomes particularly popular during the Super Bowl?

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Answer: Chicken Wings
More information: On average Americans eat about 1.3 billion chicken wings annually on Super Bowl Sunday!

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What was the duration of the longest playoff drought in history?

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Answer: 44 years
More information: The Arizona Cardinals went from 1947 to 1998 without making the playoffs.

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In what year was Michael Jackson featured as the halftime entertainment during the Super Bowl?

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Answer: 1993
More information: Michael Jackson performed at halftime of Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, which was the first time the halftime show featured only one performer.

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Which player from the 1998 NFL Draft is considered by many to be the biggest draft bust ever?

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Answer: Ryan Leaf
More information: Ryan Leaf was selected second-overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers yet managed to win only 4 games in 18 attempts as their starting quarterback. His career ended after only four disappointing seasons.

Which team plays at the oldest stadium in the NFL?

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Answer: Chicago Bears
More information: Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, first opened in 1924 and was renovated in 2001.

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Which player holds the record for playing the most games in NFL history primarily on offense?

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Answer: Jerry Rice
More information: The immortal Jerry Rice, who played wide receiver, currently holds the record at 303 games, the most for a player who wasn't a kicker or punter.

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During which NFL season was the 50th edition of the Super Bowl played?

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Answer: 2015
More information: Though played in February of 2016, Super Bowl 50 featured the champions from the 2015 season.



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