100+ NFL Trivia Questions & Answers For The 12th Man: 2023 NFL Quiz

Prepare for the upcoming season with this set of the best NFL trivia questions and answers. We cover everything from Superbowl trivia to Tom Brady’s records.

How much do you know about NFL? This list of best NFL trivia questions will put your grey matter to the test. Our NFL questions will test you on the rich history of the league.

Our list includes questions about records, team players, teams, history and more that are most likely to leave you scratching your head at times.

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Which NFL team has never had the #1 pick overall in the drafts?

New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears

Answer: Denver Broncos

Which NFL team has had the most number of #1 picks out of the following?
Cincinnati Bengals
Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts
Kansas city chiefs

Answer: Indianapolis colts

Which NFL player is nicknamed the honey badger?
Tyrann Mathieu
Josh Allen
Tyreek Hill
Aaron Donald

Answer: Tyrann Mathieu

Who has the longest run in Superbowl history?
Timmy Smith
John Riggins
Marcus Allen
Willie Parker

Answer: Willie Parker

Which player has been awarded the highest number of Superbowl MVPs?
Terry Bradshaw
Tom Brady
Joe Montana
Bart Starr

Answer: Tom Brady

Pete Rozell's trophy is given to the winner of which of the following award?
Coach of the year
Superbowl MVP
League MVP
Rookie of the year

Answer: Superbowl MVP

What is the name of the trophy given to the winners of the Superbowl?
George Halas Trophy
Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy
Lamar Hunt Trophy
Vince Lombardi Trophy

Answer: Vince Lombardi Trophy

Which is the only team in NFL to have a perfect season (undefeated season)?
Miami Dolphins, 1972
Pittsburgh Steelers, 1978
New England Patriots, 2007
SF 49ers, 2019

Answer: Miami Dolphins, 1972

What Is The Highest Score Ever (both teams combined) In An NFL Game?

Answer: 113, Washington Redskins 72-41 New York Giants

What city did the Baltimore ravens previously base out of (before relocation)?

Answer: Cleaveland

What were the Kansas city chiefs once known as?
Dallas Texans
Cincinnati Celts 
Hartford Blues 
New York Yankees

Answer: Dallas Texans

What two teams have met each other the most number of times in the Super Bowl?

Steelers v Cowboys
Patriots v Giants
Patriots v Iggles
Patriots v Rams

Answer: Steelers v Cowboys

How many Superbowl titles does John Madden have?

Answer: 1

When was the current Philadelphia Eagles logo made and adopted?

Answer: 1996

Which team currently plays in Bank of America stadium?
Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots
Cincinnati Bengals
Carolina Panthers

Answer: Carolina Panthers

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Guess the logo (5qs)

Which team plays in this stadium?

1. Which team plays in Bank of America stadium?

Answer:  Carolina Panthers

2. Which team plays in Gillette stadium?

Answer: New England Patriots

3. Which team plays in M&T Bank Stadium?

Answer:  Baltimore Ravens

4. Which team plays in AT&T stadium?

Answer:  Dallas Cowboys

5. Which team plays in Ford field?

Answer:  Detroit Lions

6. Which team plays in state farm stadium?

Answer: Arizona Cardinals

NFL Trivia Questions and Answers

Where was the National Football League founded?
Canton, Ohio

What team was the first champion of the American Professional Football Association?
The Akron Pros.

When were helmets made mandatory in NFL?

What team won back-to-back NFL Championships in 1922 and 1923?
The Canton Bulldogs.

Which NFL team won the first Super Bowl? 

Green Bay Packers

Which two teams have won the Super Bowl the most times?
New England Patriots and Pittsburg Steelers

Which NFL team calls Soldier Field home? 
Chicago Bears

How many teams are in the NFL?

Who were the first NFL team to win a regular season game at Wembley (NFL International series)? 
New York Giants

Who is the all-time leading rusher in NFL history?
Emmit Smith

Which two teams have lost the most number of Superbowl finals?
Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, with 5 each

Who is the youngest Superbowl winning quarterback in NFL history? 
Ben Roethlisberger

Which NFL teams have never appeared in the Super Bowl (current format)?
Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans

Which sprinter is the only man with an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring?
Bob Hayes

Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls in NFL history?
Los Angeles

What name is given to the last player selected in the NFL draft? 
Mr. Irrelevant

Which former coach is responsible for the trade value chart that has been used as the gold standard throughout the league since the early 1990s?Jimmy Johnson

Which team went 11 years—from 1969 to 1979—without a single first round pick? 
Washington Commanders (previously Washington redskins)

Who was the first player taken with the first pick in the history of the Baltimore ravens (1996 onwards)?
Jonathan Ogden

Who was the first overall pick in Houston Texans’ history?
David Carr

What were the 4 major rule changes for the 1940 NFL season?

1. Penalty for a forward pass not from scrimmage was 5 yards
2. Penalties for fouls that occurred prior to a pass or kick from behind the line of scrimmage were enforced from the previous spot
3. Fouls enforced in the field of play could not penalize the ball more than half the distance to the offender’s goal line
4. If the offensive team committed pass interference in their opponent’s end zone the defense had the choice of 15 yards from the previous spot and a loss of down or a touchback.

What three teams from the defunct All-America Football Conference joined the NFL in 1950?
Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers.

What Pennsylvania team won the 1960 NFL Championship?
Philadelphia Eagles

Who were the original eight teams in the AFL in 1960?
Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Texans, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Titans, and Oakland Raiders.

Who were the original members of the Los Angeles Rams' “Fearsome Foursome” defense? 
Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier, and Lamar Lundy

What two teams played in Super Bowl I?
Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

What two teams played in the “Ice Bowl” on December 31, 1967?
Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.

What two teams played in the first ABC Monday Night Football game? 
New York Jets and Cleveland Browns

What quarterback was nicknamed “Captain Comeback” due to his fourth quarter game-winning heroics?
Roger Staubach

In what NFL stadium did a small plane crash just hours after a 1976 playoff game? 
Memorial Stadium in Baltimore

Who played in “The Mud Bowl” in the 1977 playoffs? 
Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.

What team did the New York Giants play against in the “Miracle at the Meadowlands” game on November 19, 1978? 
Philadelphia Eagles.

Why was the game between the Miami Dolphins and host New England Patriots on December 12, 1982, called the “Snowplow Game?” 

Schaefer Stadium’s snowplow operator, Mark Henderson, cleared a spot on the snowy field specifically for New England kicker John Smith so he could boot a field goal to give the Patriots a 3–0 lead en route to a win by the same score.

What team whose offensive line was nicknamed “The Hogs” won Super Bowl XVII? 
Washington Redskins

Name the six quarterbacks chosen in the first round of the renowned 1983 NFL Draft
John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O’Brien, and Dan Marino.

What team’s fans made famous the “Dawg Pound,” beginning in 1984, which still rocks today? 
Cleveland Browns

What was the only team that beat the San Francisco 49ers in 1984?
Pittsburgh Steelers.

What team did the Tennessee Titans defeat in the “Music City Miracle” game on January 8, 2000? 
Buffalo Bills.

What two teams played in the infamous “Tuck Rule Game”? 
Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.

What head coach was fired after leading his team to a 14-2 record—the best in the NFL—in 2006? 
Marty Schottenheimer.

What NFC West Division team became the first ever to win a division with a losing record in 2010?
Seattle Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl by beating which team in Super Bowl XLVIII?
Denver Broncos.

Who was the first non-quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP?
Linebacker Chuck Howley

Which teams have a point differential better than plus-50 in the Super Bowl? 
San Francisco, Dallas, and Green Bay.

Who was the oldest player to take part in a Super Bowl? 
Tom Brady 

Who was the youngest player to take part in a Super Bowl? 
Jamal Lewis

What was the one year the Super Bowl was officially referred to without roman numerals? 
Super Bowl 50

Which team has the most Super Bowl MVPs? 
Dallas Cowboys

When has an MVP gone to a player on the losing team?
Chuck Howley

Name the four players who have won the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP
Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen, Desmond Howard

Which one of these positions has never produced a Super Bowl MVP? 
Tight end

Who was the first player to win three straight Super Bowls?
Ken Norton, Jr.

Three players won a Super Bowl one year, and then returned to the Super Bowl the following year and beat their old team to go back-to-back as part of different teams. Name them:

Brandon Browner, who went from the Seahawks to the Patriots between Super Bowl XLVIII and XLIX, and Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount, who went from the Patriots to the Eagles between Super Bowl LI and LII.

Which Steelers running back holds the Super Bowl record for the longest rush from scrimmage? 
Willie Parker

Who has the Super Bowl record for most career yards from scrimmage?
Jerry Rice

Which quarterback has thrown the most career interceptions in the big game?
John Elway

Who was the first player to utter these words after a Super Bowl win: “I’m going to Disney World!”

Phil Simms

Which non-kicker has scored the most career points in Super Bowl history? 
Jerry Rice

James Harrison executed what memorable play in Super Bowl XLIII?
Intercepted Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner and took it back 100 yards for a memorable pick-six in the Steelers’ win over the Cardinals.

Of the teams that have won multiple Super Bowls, which franchise still has a point differential of more than minus-100 when it comes to Super Bowl play?
Denver Broncos 

How many NFL teams have hosted a Super Bowl in their own stadium?
Only one, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Which school has produced the most Super Bowl MVPs? 
University of Michigan

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