Football Trivia Questions

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First Tight End with Four 10 Touchdown Seasons

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Who was the first NFL tight end to catch 10 or more touchdown passes in four seasons?

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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots achieved his record setting fourth 10+ touchdown season in 2014. Gronk had 10 touchdown receptions in 2010, 17 in 2011 (a single season record for tight ends), 11 in 2012, and 12 in 2014.

NFL Most Touchdown Passes in a Season

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Name the top five NFL quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in a single season.

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The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in a single season are:

1. Peyton Manning in 2013: 55
2. Tom Brady in 2007: 50
3. Peyton Manning in 2004: 49
4. Dan Marino in 1984: 48
5. Drew Brees in 2011: 46

First Professional Football Game

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When was the first professional football game played?

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The first professional football game was played on November 12, 1892 between the Allegheny Athletic Association (AAA) and the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. It is deemed to be the first pro game because one of the AAA players, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger, was paid $500 to play the game. Allegheny won the game by one touchdown 4 to 0 (back in 1892 a touchdown was only four points).

There is an excellent write up on this first game on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website – History: Birth of pro football.

Tom Brady First Touchdown Pass

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When did quarterback Tom Brady throw his first regular season touchdown pass?

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his first regular season touchdown pass on October 14, 2001 in the second quarter of a game against San Diego. The 21 yard pass went to Terry Glenn for the score. The Patriots went on to win the game 29 to 26.

Most Points Scored by New England Patriots in Super Bowl

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In their four Super Bowl victories, what are the most points scored by the New England Patriots?

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The most points scored by the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl victory was 32 when they defeated the Carolina Panthers 32 to 29 in Super Bowl XXVIII. For the record, their four Super Bowl victories stack up as:

  1. 20 to 17 over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI
  2. 32 to 29 over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII
  3. 24 to 21 over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX
  4. 28 to 24 over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

Most Points Scored by a Team in a Super Bowl

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What are the most points scored by a team in a Super Bowl?

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In Super Bowl XXIV (January 28, 1990), the San Francisco 49ers set the record by scoring 55 points in their 55 to 10 drubbing of the Denver Broncos.

Road to Super Bowl I

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Almost everyone knows who played in Super Bowl I and the outcome of that game. But who did the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs defeat to reach Super Bowl I?

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The Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 34 to 27 for the NFL Championship to reach Super Bowl I. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 31 to 7 for the AFL Championship to reach Super Bowl I.

 

Name of the NFC Championship Trophy

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What is the name of the NFC Championship Trophy?

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The NFC Championship Trophy is the George Halas Trophy. It is named after the long-time owner of the Chicago Bears. It was first awarded in 1984.

Name of the AFC Championship Trophy

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What is the name of the AFC Championship Trophy?

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The AFC Championship Trophy is the Lamar Hunt Trophy. It is named after the founder of the AFL. It was first awarded in 1984.

First Sugar Bowl Game

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When was the first Sugar Bowl game played?

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The first Sugar Bowl game was played on January 1, 1935. Tulane defeated Temple 20 to 14 in that first Sugar Bowl.