Can You Guess if This NFL Fact Is True or False?


By: Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

In a league with 32 teams and hundreds of players, things can get tricky when it comes to remembering all the facts about the National Football League. Do you believe you can discern truth from fiction when it comes to the NFL? Here's your chance to find out with this quiz on NFL facts!

It's easy to look around and see why the NFL is such a huge deal. After all, thousands of fans wear NFL memorabilia daily, discuss the latest NFL topics, and gather together for drinks and snacks as they watch the games throughout the week. Aside from the fans, the stadiums in major cities across the country can't be missed, and there's always an NFL-themed commercial on the television. So yeah, the NFL is a big deal.

Are you an expert on the National Football League, though? Do you know the facts about all of the best players and the teams they played for, who won Super Bowls and set records? Take this quiz and put your NFL knowledge to the test.

That's if you're up for the challenge, of course, because this quiz isn't for any NFL fan. You'd better know the true facts from the false ones. If you're ready though, get started and show all your friends how much you know about the NFL!

Adrian Peterson is the NFL all-time leading rusher.

Though Adrian Peterson is not the all-time leading rusher, he did almost break the NFL single-season​ rushing record in 2012. He finished with 2,097 yards, eight yards short of the record.


Peyton Manning played for the Colts.

Peyton Manning was drafted by the Colts and spent most of his career there. However, after a neck injury, Manning and the team decided to go their separate ways.


Michael Vick was taken with the 1st pick in the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

Michael Vick was one of the most explosive athletes that the NFL has ever seen. However, injuries often hampered him from playing an entire season.


Lawrence Taylor played his entire career with the New York Giants.

Lawrence Taylor was a revolutionary player in football. He changed the way defenses blitz and how offenses handled the blitz.


Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have won five Super Bowls together.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are considered the greatest quarterback/coach combination in the history of the league. They have competed​ in eight Super Bowls together, winning five of them.


Tom Brady was a first-round draft pick.

Tom Brady was not taken until the 6th round of the draft. This left the quarterback with plenty to prove in a league of stars much more athletic than him.


From 1990 until 1993, the Bills lost four straight Super Bowls.

The closest the Bills came to winning was in their first Super Bowl. However, a missed field goal ruined their opportunity.


John Elway played for the Dolphins.

John Elway almost finished his career without a Super Bowl. However, during his last few years, he decided to take less money, and the team got better, helping him win back-to-back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.


The Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins of any team.

The Steelers have won six Super Bowls. However, several teams are not far behind with five.


The Chicago Bears won their only Super Bowl in 1996.

The Bears actually won their only Super Bowl in 1986. The team was led by an unstoppable defense and Walter Payton at running back.


"The Greatest Show on Turf" was associated with the Cardinals.

The Rams' offense in the late 1990s and early 2000s was known as "The Greatest Show on Turf." It was led by quarterback Kurt Warner.


The Cowboys won three Super Bowls throughout the 2000s.

The Cowboys did win three Super Bowls throughout the '90s. However, their last title came in 1995.


Vince Lombardi won the first Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers.

The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Packers also won the second Super Bowl in 1968.


In terms of receiving yards, Jerry Rice is the all-time leader.

Jerry Rice had the benefit of playing with two Hall of Fame quarterbacks throughout his career. Of course, much of their success was because of him.


Joe Montana played for the Chiefs.

Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories. However, his final season was played in a Chiefs' uniform.


Dan Marino won three Super Bowls.

Despite a Hall of Fame career, Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl. He is often regarded as the best player to never win in the big game.


Ray Lewis played his entire career with the Ravens.

Ray Lewis played 17 years for the Baltimore Ravens. To play 17 seasons is amazing, but to do it with one team is almost unheard of.


Randy Moss played wide receiver.

Randy Moss was one of the most explosive wide receivers in the NFL. When he was on the field, defenders were always afraid of getting "Mossed."


Jon Gruden coached the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl.

A rising star coach, Jon Gruden was traded from the Raiders to the Buccaneers in 2001. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl in his first season, defeating the team who traded him.


Jim Brown played quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

Jim Brown played fullback and running back his entire career. When he retired, Brown turned to acting.


The Vikings play in Minnesota.

The Vikings played tough defense in the late '60s and early '70s. As a unit, the defense was known as the "Purple People Eaters."


Richard Sherman plays defensive tackle.

Richard Sherman has never been one to be afraid of expressing his opinion. That includes saying he's the greatest cornerback in the league.


Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson's pass in Super Bowl XLIX to secure the victory for the Patriots.

This was one of the most criticized plays in the history of the Super Bowl. Everyone in the stadium believed the ball should have gone to Marshawn Lynch.


"The Steel Curtain" was associated with the Oilers.

"The Steel Curtain" was one of the most dominant defensive fronts in the history of the NFL, and it belonged to the Steelers. It was led by "Mean" Joe Greene.


The Vikings have four Super Bowl victories.

The Vikings have played in four Super Bowls. They lost all four, though.


The Kansas City Chiefs play at Soldier Field.

The Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field. The Chiefs, on the other hand, play at Arrowhead Stadium.


Ronnie Lott played center.

Ronnie Lott actually played in the defensive secondary throughout his career. He is regarded as one of the greatest safeties of all time.


"The Legion of Boom" is associated with the Carolina Panthers.

"The Legion of Boom" was actually the name of the Seattle Seahawks' secondary during back to back Super Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014. They won the title in 2013.


Cam Newton was drafted by the Panthers.

Cam Newton was named league MVP in 2015 when he led the team to a 15-1 record. However, they lost in the Super Bowl to the Broncos.


Brett Favre had his number 4 retired by the Packers.

Brett Favre was known for his backyard football style of play. It almost seemed like he drew his plays up in the dirt right before running them.


In the 1981 NFC Championship Game, Jerry Rice was on the receiving end of "The Catch."

"The Catch" was actually caught by Dwight Clark. The pass was thrown by Joe Montana.


Deion Sanders' nickname was "Primetime."

Deion Sanders knew how to show up for big games. For that reason, he was often called "Primetime."


Barry Sanders played for the Jets.

Despite being one of the greatest running backs ever, Barry Sanders had a tough career with the Detroit Lions. With the team going nowhere, Sanders decided to retire early.


Joe Namath led the Jets to a single Super Bowl.

Joe Namath was known as much for his lifestyle off the field as he was for his play on the field. Despite his party attitude, he helped the Jets win Super Bowl III against the Colts.


The Saints play in Washington.

For the longest, the New Orleans Saints were seen as one of the worst franchises in the NFL. The fans were so ashamed they even wore paper bags over their heads during games.


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