Can You Identify These QB-WR Duos?

By: Gavin Thagard

Can You Identify These QB-WR Duos?
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About This Quiz

The clock's under two minutes, and time is ticking away second by second. Your team needs a touchdown to win the game. Luckily, you have one of the best quarterbacks in the game, and his favorite target is lined up to the right. Everyone in the stadium knows who the pass is going to, but that doesn't change a thing for this quarterback and wide receiver. They come to the line of scrimmage and dare the defense to stop them. 

There's something special about watching a great quarterback and wide receiver combo. When two players have outstanding chemistry, it's a spectacle to watch it play out on the field. Defenses do everything in their power to stop the prolific duo but to no avail. The defense just can't keep the duo from hooking up time and time again as they set records and win games. 

How well do you know the best quarterback and wide receiver tandems throughout NFL history? Do you know which players were able to win championships together? What about the players who set regular-season records playing alongside one another? 

Here's a quiz where you can test your knowledge on just that. If you're ready for a challenge, see if you can pass this quiz!

Tom-Brady-Randy-Moss These two players led a team that went undefeated in the regular season. Who are they?
Tom Brady and Randy Moss
Playing alongside Tom Brady, Randy Moss set the single-season receiving touchdowns record in 2007. Moss caught 23 passes for touchdowns that year, which is one more than Jerry Rice caught in 1987.
Peyton Manning and Terrell Owens
Dan Marino and Jerry Rice
John Elway and Calvin Johnson

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Peyton Manning Marvin Harrison This wide receiver caught an NFL record 143 passes beside this quarterback. Who are they?
Joe Montana and Jerry Rice
Michael Vick and Julio Jones
Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison
Marvin Harrison helped the Colts win a Super Bowl at the end of the 2006 season. He played two more years after that before retiring from the league.
Aaron Rodgers and Antonio Brown

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Aaron-Rodgers-Jordy-Nelson In 2014, this receiver caught a career-high 98 receptions playing with this quarterback. Who are they?
Brett Favre and Randy Moss
Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson
Aaron Rodgers is a two-time NFL MVP. One of his MVP awards came in 2014 when he threw for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Warren Moon and Terrell Owens
Dan Marino and Chris Carter

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Steve Young Jerry Rice These two won a Super Bowl together at the end of the 1994-95 season. Who are they?
Joe Namath and Larry Fitzgerald
Bart Starr and Michael Irvin
Troy Aikman and Andre Johnson
Steve Young and Jerry Rice
Steve Young was given the difficult task of following the legacy of Joe Montana in San Fransisco. Young was able to cement a legacy of his own in 1994-95 when he won the Super Bowl and was named the Super Bowl MVP.

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Johnny-Unitas-Raymond-Berry Playing 12 seasons together in the late '50s and '60s, who are this quarterback and wide receiver?
Kurt Warner and Lance Alworth
Ken Stabler and Reggie Wayne
Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry
Raymond Berry started coaching after leaving the NFL at the end of the 1967 season. The height of Berry's coaching career came in 1984 when he took over as the head coach of the New England Patriots.
Terry Bradshaw and Art Monk

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Troy-Aikmen-Michael-Irvin This quarterback and wide receiver are both in the NFL Hall of Fame. Who are they?
Jim Plunkett and Steve Smith
Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin
After the Cowboys' decline in the '80s, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin led the franchise back to prominence in the '90s. Together, they won three Super Bowls throughout the decade.
Roger Staubach and Hines Ward
Carson Palmer and Dez Bryant

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Norm-Van-Brocklin-Elroy-Hirsch Playing in an era where passing was a rarity, who are these two players who put up insane numbers for their time?
George Blanda and Terrell Owens
Joe Namath and Chris Carter
Matthew Stafford and Julio Jones
Norm Van Brocklin and Elroy Hirsch
1960 was Norm Van Brocklin's final season in the NFL. That year, he threw for over 2,400 yards and 24 touchdowns on his way to an NFL MVP award and an NFL championship.

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Sonny-Jurgensen-Charley-Taylor This quarterback and wide receiver struggled to make the playoffs, but they put up big numbers in the regular season. Who are they?
Sonny Jurgensen and Charley Taylor
Sonny Jurgensen led the NFL in passing yards five different times throughout his career. In his best season, he threw for 3,747 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Dan Marino and Chad Ochocinco
John Elway and Wes Welker
Cam Newton and Hines Ward

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Daryle-Lamonica-Fred-Biletnikoff Both of these players were selected to multiple Pro Bowls during their careers. Who are they?
Ken Stabler and A.J. Green
Trent Dilfer and Don Hutson
Terry Bradshaw and Isaac Bruce
Daryle Lamonica and Fred Biletnikoff
Fred Biletnikoff competed in Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders. After catching four passes for 79 yards, Biletnikoff was named the Super Bowl MVP.

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Don-Meredith-Bob-Hayes These two played for the legendary Cowboys' coach Tom Landry. Who are they?
Jim Plunkett and Julio Jones
Don Meredith and Bob Hayes
Don Meredith became a football analyst after leaving the NFL. He was once part of "Monday Night Football" when it originally aired on ABC.
Troy Aikman and Andre Reed
George Blanda and Steve Largent

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Ken-Stabler-Cliff-Branch Both of these players were snubbed from the Hall of Fame for years, although the quarterback eventually made it in a year after his death. Who are they?
Ken Stabler and Cliff Branch
Over the course of the late '70s and early '80s, the Raiders won three Super Bowls. One of the only constants during those three Super Bowl was Cliff Branch who caught passes in all three.
Warren Moon and Michael Irvin
Carson Palmer and Antonio Brown
Drew Brees and Chris Carter

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Kurt-Warner-Isaac-Bruce These two were part of "The Greatest Show on Turf." Who are they?
Dan Marino and Andre Johnson
John Elway and Julian Edelman​
Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce
Led by "The Greatest Show on Turf," the Rams defeated the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. The game was memorable for coming down to the final play where Titans' receiver Kevin Dyson came up one yard short of scoring the winning touchdown.
Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson

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John-Hadl-Lance-Alworth This quarterback and receiver played beside each other for nine seasons with the Chargers. Who are they?
Brett Favre and Torry Holt
John Hadl and Lance Alworth
Over the course of his career, Lance Alworth set an NFL record for the most games with 200 or more receiving yards. Two of those games came in 1963 when he played beside John Hadl.
Otto Graham and Randy Moss
Joe Montana and James Lofton

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Dan-Fouts-Charlie-Joiner These two were part of the "Air Coryell" offense in the late '70s and '80s. Who are they?
Dan Fouts and Charlie Joiner
The "Air Coryell" offense was named after San Diego Chargers' head coach Don Coryell. Coryell coached the Chargers from 1978 until 1986.
Drew Brees and Chad Ochocinco
Steve Young and Terrell Owens
Donovan McNabb and Andre Reed

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Terry-Bradshaw-Lynn-Swann This wide receiver and quarterback were good enough to win four Super Bowls together. Who are they?
Jim Kelly and Chris Carter
Carson Palmer and Jerry Rice
Troy Aikman and Andre Johnson
Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann
Terry Bradshaw rarely put up crazy stats in the regular season and barely completed over 50% of his passes throughout his career. However, Bradshaw was a legend in the playoffs, winning four Super Bowls and two Super Bowl MVP awards.

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Len-Dawson-Otis-Taylor Playing beside each other in Super Bowl I, who are these two players?
Bart Starr and Reggie Wayne
John Elway and Wes Welker
Len Dawson and Otis Taylor
Super Bowl I featured the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. Led by head coach Vince Lombardi, the Packers won the game 35-10.
Peyton Manning and Michael Irvin

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Bob-Griese-Paul-Warfield These two players helped Miami win the franchise's only two Super Bowls. Who are they?
Fran Tarkenton and Art Monk
Joe Namath and Hines Ward
Eli Manning and Lynn Swann
Bob Griese and Paul Warfield
Bob Griese and Paul Warfield were part of the only undefeated season in NFL history in 1972-73. That year, the Dolphins went 14-0 with a victory over the Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

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Peyton-Manning-Reggie-Wayne From 2001 until 2010, this receiver caught 69 touchdown passes from this quarterback. Who are they?
Tom Brady and Wes Welker
Kurt Warner and Andre Johnson
Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne
Peyton Manning had neck surgery which forced him to miss the 2011 season. Instead of sticking with their veteran quarterback, the Colts decided to part ways with Manning who joined the Denver Broncos.
Jim Kelly and Chad Ochocinco

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Roger-Staubach-Drew-Pearson These two helped turn the Cowboys into "America's Team" in the '70s. Who are they?
Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson
Roger Staubach played college football at the U.S. Navy Academy and served in the Navy after graduating. While in college, Staubach won the Heisman Trophy in 1963.
Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward
Michael Vick and Andre Johnson
Warren Moon and Lynn Swann

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Brett-Favre-Sterling-Sharpe These two were prolific during their early career before an injury halted the receiver. Who are they?
Dan Marino and Andre Reed
Brett Favre and Sterling Sharpe
Brett Favre was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 but was traded to Green Bay for a first-round draft pick. Favre went on to play 16 seasons​ with the Packers.
Jim Kelly and Antonio Brown
Drew Brees and Julian Edelman

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Otto-Graham-Mac-Speedie Together, these players won five championships together in the pre-Super Bowl era. Who are they?
Otto Graham and Mac Speedie
Otto Graham spent his entire NFL career with the Cleveland Browns. He retired after winning an NFL championship in 1955.
Steve Young and Steve Largent
Joe Montana and Bob Hayes
Kurt Warner and Charlie Joiner

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Tom-Brady-Wes-Welker This wide receiver and quarterback connected over 100 times per season every year they played except one. Who are they?
Kurt Warner and Dez Bryant
Tom Brady and Wes Welker
Wes Welker played in two Super Bowls with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. However, the Patriots lost both of those Super Bowls to the New York Giants.
Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward
Dan Marino and Keyshawn Johnson

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Joe-Theismann-Art-Monk This duo tore the league apart until a horrific leg injury ended the quarterback's career. Who are they?
John Elway and Michael Irvin
Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco
Aaron Rodgers and Jerry Rice
Joe Theismann and Art Monk
Art Monk pulled in 106 receptions in the 1984 season. That made him the first player in the Super Bowl era with over 100 receptions in a season.

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Matthew-Stafford-Calvin-Johnson Setting the single-season receiving yards record in 2012, who is this receiver and who did he catch passes from?
Joe Montana and Jordy Nelson
Warren Moon and Harold Jackson
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson retired at the end of the 2015 season. The move surprised many considering Johnson was still in the prime of his career.
Terry Bradshaw and Andre Reed

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Joe-Namath-Don-Maynard This receiver helped this quarterback deliver on his promise to win a championship in New York. Who are they?
Philip Rivers and Dez Bryant
Eli Manning and Brandon Marshall
Joe Namath and Don Maynard
Joe Namath played college football for Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Alabama. Under Bryant, Namath guided the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1964.
Jim Kelly and Hines Ward

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Warren-Moon-Chris-Carter These two had a short career together in Minnesota but racked up incredible stats. Who are they?
Warren Moon and Chris Carter
Chris Carter caught a record 122 passes in the 1994 season. That record only stood for a year, however, as Herman Moore caught 123 passes the next season.
Joe Montana and Randy Moss
Brett Favre and Julio Jones
Peyton Manning and Terrell Owens

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Rich-Gannon-Tim-Brown These two helped the Raiders reach the Super Bowl in 2002, where they met their former coach. Who are they?
Tim Tebow and Andre Johnson
Rich Gannon and Tim Brown
The Raiders played the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. The Buccaneers were coached by Jon Gruden, who had left the Raiders in the offseason.
Michael Vick and Demaryius Thomas
Matt Ryan and Michael Irvin

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Jeff-Garcia-Terrell-Owens These two players ended a 49ers' dynasty that lasted through the '80s and '90s. Who are they?
Colin Kaepernick and Dwight Clark
Joe Montana and Marvin Harrison
Tom Brady and Jerry Rice
Jeff Garcia and Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens was viewed as a diva-receiver throughout his NFL career. He particularly had problems with Donovan McNabb who he played with in Philadelphia.

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Dan-Marino-Mark-Clayton These two never won a championship together despite having one of the best offenses ever. Who are they?
Trent Dilfer and Keyshawn​ Johnson
Dan Marino and Mark Clayton
Dan Marino was the first quarterback to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season. He accomplished the feat in 1984, only his second season in the league.
Andy Dalton and A.J. Green
Matt Ryan and Calvin Johnson

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Joe-Montana-Dwight-Clark Known for "The Catch" in the 1981 NFC Championship, who are these two?
Terry Bradshaw and Isaac Bruce
Matt Schaub and Torry Holt
Joe Montana and Dwight Clark
Joe Montana started the 49ers dynasty that lasted through the '80s and the '90s. He was eventually replaced by Steve Young and spent his final few seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs​.
Aaron Rodgers and Steve Smith

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Steve-McNair-Derrick-Mason This duo played beside one another on two different teams. Who are they?
Jim Kelly and Terrell Owens
Matt Ryan and Andre Reed
Troy Aikman and Randy Moss
Steve McNair and Derrick Mason
Steve McNair and Derrick Mason helped the Titans reach Super Bowl XXXIV. The Titans were defeated by the Rams after coming up one-yard short in the final seconds of the game.

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Bart-Starr-Max-McGee The winners of Super Bowl I, who is this duo?
Ken Stabler and Deion Branch
Johnny Unitas and Michael Irvin
Roger Staubach and Lance Alworth
Bart Starr and Max McGee
The Green Bay Packers won both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II. Bart Starr was named the MVP of both games.

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Brett-Favre-Donald-Driver These two players became stars in the NFL despite playing for small schools in college. Who are they?
Brett Favre and Donald Driver
Brett Favre played for the Green Bay Packers through the 2007 season. Initially retiring, Favre came back to play for both the Jets and the Vikings.
Otto Graham and Andre Johnson
Eli Manning and Reggie Wayne
Dan Fouts and Art Monk

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Jim-Kelly-Andre-Reed These two players lost four Super Bowls together. Who are they?
Philip Rivers and Julio Jones
Jim Kelly and Andre Reed
Super Bowl XXV was the closest the Bills came to winning a Super Bowl during their four-year run. That year, they lost on a last-second field goal against the New York Giants.
Cam Newton and A.J. Green
Donovan McNabb and James Lofton

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Kurt Warner Larry Fitzgerald This duo led the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl in Arizona. Who are they?
Michael Vick and Andre Johnson
Bob Griese and Hines Ward
Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the most consistent receivers in the history of the NFL. Even at the age of 34, Fitzgerald caught 109 passes for 1,156 yards.
Phil Simms and Don Maynard​

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Daunte-Culpepper-Randy-Moss Though they faltered in the playoffs together, this duo had great success in the regular season. Who are they?
Rich Gannon and Raymond Berry
Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson
Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss
Randy Moss was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1998. That season, Moss set a rookie-record by catching 17 touchdown passes.
Alex Smith and Marvin Harrison

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John-Elway-Rod-Smith Winning back to back Super Bowls in the late '90s, who are these two?
Troy Aikman and Chris Carter
John Elway and Rod Smith
John Elway played in five Super Bowls throughout his lengthy NFL career. Elway lost the first three title games before winning two and retiring after his second one.
Norm Van Brocklin and Michael Irvin
Tony Romo and Dez Bryant

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Carson-Palmer-Chad-Ochocinco This duo put up franchise-record numbers for the Bengals for seven seasons. Who are they?
Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco
Chad Ochocinco's NFL career only lasted 11 seasons. He spent all but one of those seasons with the Bengals. His final year was played with the Patriots.
Andy Dalton and Andre Johnson
Matt Ryan and A.J. Green
Tom Brady and Reggie Wayne

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Matt-Ryan-Julio-Jones This receiver helped this quarterback win an NFL MVP award in 2016. Who are they?
Cam Newton and Calvin Johnson
Drew Brees and Isaac Bruce
Kurt Warner and Terrell Owens
Matt Ryan and Julio Jones
Matt Ryan and Julio Jones led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI against the Patriots. After taking a 28-3 lead in the third quarter, the Patriots fought back and won the game with the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

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