Do You Know Which Team These Famous NFL Duos Played For?



By: Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

Touchdown, Patriots! Or is it the Colts? Maybe we're talking about the Giants or Cowboys. In the NFL, there are countless duos who are responsible for hundreds of victories. Can you match these players to their teams?

The NFL was originally founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Conference. It would go on to become the NFL with 32 teams divided into the two conferences: National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). In its 97 year history, the league has seen many star players shape the face of the sport. How many of these players can you match to their team?

While basketball is big on the concept of the Big 3, the NFL is dominated by dynamic duos. In the NBA, their star players can hold any position, but in the NFL, their duos usually hold one of three positions. The quarterback is always calling the shots, but this duo wouldn't be complete without the wide receiver or tight end. 

Can you remember which quarterback and wide receiver led the Patriots to an undefeated season in 2007? Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne led which team to the Super Bowl XLI championship?

Will you score a touchdown with this quiz? Or will you fumble your way through? There's only one way to find out. 

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What team did Tom Brady and Randy Moss play for?

Tom Brady and Randy Moss helped lead the 2007 Patriots to an undefeated regular season, setting records on the way. The team would lose to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, putting a blemish on their perfect season. ​


What team did Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce play for?

WIth Kurt Warner throwing to Isaac Bruce, the Rams put up huge offensive numbers between 1998 and 2003. The offense was so impressive that it became known as "The Greatest Show on Turf."


Who did Jim Kelly and Andre Reed play for?

Jim Kelly and Andre Reed played in three Super Bowls together from 1990 to 1992. However, all three Super Bowls ended in disappointment. Still, to make it there three times shows just how good this tandem​ was.


What team did Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison play for?

Marvin Harrison caught Manning's very first touchdown pass as an NFL player. He would go on to catch 114 touchdowns passes in all from Peyton Manning.


Who did Steve Young and Jerry Rice play for?

Steve Young was a backup to Joe Montana for the first few seasons of his career. However, once he was given the reigns to the offense, Young became one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history with Jerry Rice serving as his best receiver.


What team did Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski​ play for?

By the time Rob Gronkowski entered the league, Tom Brady was already one of the greatest quarterbacks playing the game. Since the two united, they have appeared in three Super Bowls, winning two of them.


Which team did Joe Montana and Jerry Rice play for?

These two players are considered by many to be the greatest players to ever play their respective positions. That is only topped by the fact that they played together, winning two Super Bowls while on the same team.


Who did Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen play for?

Bo Jackson was one of the most talented running backs of all time. Sadly, his career was cut short due to a hip injury.


Which team did Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann play for?

Bradshaw and Swann never put up amazing numbers throughout their careers. However, they performed in the biggest moments, winning four Super Bowls together.


Who did Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry play for?

These two stars played together from 1956 until 1967. They won two Super Bowls together in 1958 and 1959.


Who did Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott play for?

Prior to acquiring these two running backs, Tampa had not been to the playoffs in fifteen years. They would go to the playoffs for four of the five years these two running backs were together.


What team did Sonny Jurgensen and Charley Taylor play for?

These two played in an era of football where passing was rare. Still, they both put up huge numbers but only made the playoffs twice.


Which team did Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin play for?

Troy Aikman was the number one pick in the 1989 draft. He would have a horrible rookie season before his career took off, as he won three Super Bowls alongside Michael Irvin throughout the '90s.


Who did Reggie Wayne and Peyton Manning play for?

These two players won over 75% of their regular season games together. Their success culminated in a Super Bowl victory in 2007. Manning was named the MVP of that game.


Which team did Reggie White and Clyde Simmons play for?

Led by these two players, the Eagles had the best defense in the league for the 1991 season. The most impressive stat from this defense was the 3.9 yards per play they allowed to opposing offenses.


Who did Eric Dickerson and Barry Redden play for?

Eric Dickerson came into the league putting up ridiculous numbers as a running back. A lot of his success can be credited to Barry Redden who was Dickerson's lead blocker.


What team did Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware play for?

In the 2015-2016 season, these two defensive stars led the Broncos to the Super Bowl. Even though the offense was led by Peyton Manning, the defense was the star of the Super Bowl. Von Miller finished with 2.5 sacks and the MVP Award.


What team did Tony Dorsett and Robert Newhouse play for?

Tony Dorsett was one of the greatest running backs in Cowboy history. That was in large part thanks to the blocking ability of Robert Newhouse.


Who did Lynn Swann and John Stallworth play for?

Despite lacking the statistical numbers, both of these guys made it into the Hall of Fame. That was in part thanks to them winning multiple Super Bowls together.


Who did Kenny Stabler and Cliff Branch play for?

Kenny Stabler led the Raiders to five Super Bowls while playing beside Cliff Branch. The two came away with a Super Bowl victory in 1976.


Which team did Ed Reed and Ray Lewis play for?

Both Ed Reed and Ray Lewis played college football at the University of Miami. They won a Super Bowl together in Baltimore during the 2012-2013 season. That would be Lewis' last season in the NFL.


Which team did Chris Carter and Randy Moss play for?

Randy Moss' first season with the Vikings was a spectacular one. He set multiple records as a rookie while the team went 15-1 during the regular season.


Who did Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier play for?

The Steelers of the '70s were known for their "Steel Curtain" defense. However, these two running backs were the reason the Steelers' offense was able to score points.


Who did Jim Brown and Bobby Mitchell play for?

By the end of their careers, these two guys were both Hall of Fame players. Though Jim Brown was the lead tailback, Bobby Mitchell was a crafty backup with great pass-catching ability.


What team did Mark Clayton and Mark Duper play for?

These two receivers were the center pieces of an offense led by Dan Marino. During the 1984 season, Marino threw for over 5,000 yards thanks to the efforts of Clayton and Duper.


Who did Harvey Martin and Randy White play for?

These two defensive stars won a Super Bowl together in 1978. They were named co-MVPs for their efforts in the big game.


Which team did Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce play for?

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Los Angeles Rams had one of the most explosive offenses in the history of the NFL. Known as "The Greatest Show on Turf," it was led by Kurt Warner, Eric Dickerson, Torry Holt, and Isaac Bruce.


What team did Art Monk and Gary Clark play for?

Alongside Ricky Sanders, Monk and Clark dominated the NFL during the late 1980s. They won a Super Bowl together in 1988 when they defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10.


Which team did Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung play for?

These two running backs won five championships together. This included winning the first two Super Bowls ever.


Which team did Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen play for?

Jones and Olsen were part of one of the most dominant defensive fronts in league history. Together with Rosey Grier and Lamar Lundy, they were known as the Fearsome Foursome.


Who did Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas play for?

Under the guidance of Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, the Seattle defense became known as "The Legion of Boom." They were a hard-hitting unit with a ton of talent and ferocity.


Which team did Bill Brown and Dave Osborn play for?

Brown and Osborn played during the era of the "Purple People Eaters" in Minnesota. Though this defense dominated the league, these two running backs were the stars of the offense.


What team did Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes play for?

Hayes and Haynes were two of the best lockdown defenders in the history of the game, and they just happened to join forces in Oakland for a few season during the 1980s. During their time together, they made life extremely difficult for opposing quarterbacks.


Who did Fred Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch play for?

The '70s Raiders were known for their team speed, and these two receivers were examples of that speed. Both guys were able to catch a pass and turn it into a touchdown at any given moment.


What team did Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis play for?

With Peyton Manning on offense, the Colts were capable of putting up a lot of points. This allowed Freeney and Mathis to get after the other team's quarterback because they were always trying to play catch up to the Colts.


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