Can We Guess Which NFL Team You Hate?

By: Raj Chander
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess Which NFL Team You Hate?
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About This Quiz

Sure, there are the hard hits and the acrobatic catches, but for all the on-field fireworks, the NFL is a league that is largely defined by its team and player rivalries. 

Take the New England Patriots vs. the New York Jets. While the Patriots have dominated this matchup in the last few seasons, the Jets (and their fans) take pride in spoiling the record of their rivals in Massachusetts. Back in 2009, then-new Jets coach Rex Ryan was making headlines for his brash behavior and predictions in the press. Players on the Jets called it their version of the Super Bowl. Gang Green ended up winning, their first home victory against the Patriots at home since 2000. Of course, no play in the history of this rivalry will ever quite top the Butt Fumble. Quarterback Mark Sanchez took off on an ill-fated run that ended in a collision with his tackle's rear end, a fumble, and one of the most infamous plays in a generation.

Another heated rivalry is the Cowboys and the Redskins. These teams often compete for the division title, and unlike other matchups, the balance of power in this one can change from year to year. In 2016, two hot tempers collided when Washington's Josh Norman had to cover star Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. The two exchanged shoves and taunts all game; afterward, Dez called Norman "extremely soft" in an interview.

It's often easy to tell a rival by the opinions you have on the sport. Tell us about yourself on this quiz and we'll guess which football team you can't stand!

Question 1 Divisions often determine rivalries. Which division does your favorite team play in?
NFC East
AFC East
NFC West
None of these

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Question 2 A lot of players can inspire negative feelings. Which position on the football field is easiest to hate?
Wide receiver
Quarterback
Cornerback
Linebacker

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Question 3 Does a team that wins a lot make you hate them more?
No, that doesn't have much to do with it.
Sometimes, but that's not the only factor.
Yes, I hate them more for it.
Yes, especially if they only win in the regular season.

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Question 4 What is the least likable characteristic about an NFL team?
An arrogant quarterback
Unofficial nicknames
A weird "team way" of doing everything
Inept team management

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Question 5 What is the most annoying kind of offense to run?
A basic, straightforward passing attack
A short-pass, dink-and-dunk offense
A play-action-heavy offense
A run-first playbook

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Question 6 Who is the most annoying player in the NFL?
Russell Wilson
Dez Bryant
Eli Manning
Tom Brady

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Question 7 If a team breaks the rules, does that make you hate them more?
No, it's more annoying when they try to be moral and upstanding.
Yes, rulebreakers are to be loathed!
I'm pretty much indifferent about it.
Yes, especially when it's upper management

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Question 8 What team colors do you find most annoying?
Blue and red
Navy blue and green
Silver and navy blue
Red white and silver

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Question 9 Does it bother you when teams brush off the media?
It's worse when they try to be too scripted and perfect.
Yes, they shouldn't be neglecting their press duties.
It doesn't really impact me either way.
No, it's more annoying when they try to ham it up for reporters.

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Question 10 Which of these football training habits is most annoying?
Not practicing deep routes
Working on rushing too much
Not drawing up plays to get receivers open
The coach forcing a specific way on the team

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Question 11 Do you think the media is biased toward certain teams?
Yes, some teams are unfairly portrayed as representing all of us.
Probably
A little bit, but not a ton
Yes, I think some teams have a better reputation than they deserve

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Question 12 There are lots of things you can do to be annoying in a football game. Which of these is most egregious?
Running the same play over and over
Constantly lining up in different formations
A lot of QB scrambling
Throwing short on every play

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Question 13 Which NFL coach do you find most annoying?
Jason Garrett
Pete Carroll
Bill Belichick
Tom Coughlin

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Question 14 Like it or not, it's a big part of football. What do you think about trash talk?
It has its place in the game.
It is classless and shows weakness.
It adds some fun to the sport.
It should only be done when you win.

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Question 15 What's the most annoying way for a football player to dress?
Lots of loud clothes and jewelry
Boring, in just sweats and a hoodie
A designer suit
A polo and dress shirt

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Question 16 Do you think it is more annoying for a team to be focused on offense or defense?
Defense
It doesn't really impact how annoying the team is.
Offense
Team personalities are more annoying.

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Question 17 How much do fans factor into how much you dislike a team?
A lot! A team's fans make them really annoying.
They definitely don't help, but I evaluate it more based on who leads the team.
Players matter the most to me.
They are a factor, but it's more about how the fans are as people than who they root for.

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Question 18 Which NFL quarterback do you find most annoying?
Troy Aikman
Tom Brady
Peyton Manning
Russell Wilson

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Question 19 In the 2018-2019 season, which rookie bothered you most?
Leighton Vander Esch
Sony Michel
Baker Mayfield
Saquon Barkley

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Question 20 Do you think an NFL owner should be outspoken?
No, it's annoying when they are.
They should keep their private lives private.
It doesn't really matter either way.
Owners should let the front office do their job and nothing else.

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Question 21 What do you think is the most annoying division in football?
NFC East
AFC East
NFC West
NFC South

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Question 22 How hard do you think a coach should work to beat their opponent?
They should be coming up with lots of new ways to help the team win.
It's annoying when coaches work excessively hard.
About average
I think hands-off coaches could be doing more.

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Question 23 Does it bother you when NFL players are flashy about their wealth?
Yes, I hate when they are showy.
It's more annoying when they try to hide it.
I don't think they should be bragging as much as they do.
No, it's worse when they try to blend into a boring team standard.

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Question 24 How much does it bug you when teams run boring plays over and over?
I find it worse when they try crazy trick plays all the time.
Eh, it doesn't matter that much.
This tactic is the worst!
I don't like it, especially when the coaching staff is arrogant.

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Question 25 What kind of touchdown celebration gets on your nerves the most?
Ostentatious dance moves
Yelling and fist pumping
Team celebrations
When they don't celebrate at all

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Question 26 What type of player nickname is the most annoying?
Exaggerated player features
Overstating a player's impact
One-word adjectives
When players don't have nicknames

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Question 27 Does it annoy you when teams underachieve in the postseason?
Yes, the playoffs are where real teams are revealed.
I'm more bothered when a team never loses.
Not really
Yes, a team should be in the playoffs every year.

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Question 28 How much do you dislike teams that make up their own slogans or nicknames?
It's worse when the press gives them too many nicknames.
A lot, it's really grating.
A nickname for fans is extra annoying.
It's bad when teams get names they don't deserve.

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Question 29 Which of these actions would make you dislike a player the most?
Buying a pet monkey
Endorsing a lot of questionable products
Publicly engaging in a vow of celibacy til marriage
Being extremely boring and quiet

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Question 30 What kind of mascot do you find most annoying?
A rodeo clown
A colonist
A bird of prey
Something that's not even a thing

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