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FOOTBALL TRIVIA II

11) What player led the NFL with 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003?


In 2003, Priest Holmes played a vital role in the Kansas City Chiefs 9-0 start and franchise best 13-3 season as he set a new NFL record with 27 touchdowns.

12) How many games made up the NFL regular season schedule in 1982?


The 1982 NFL season was reduced from a 16-game schedule to a 9-game schedule as the result of a 57 day players' strike.

13) Who was the first professional quarterback to pass for 5,000 yards in a season?


Moon became the first professional QB to pass for 5,000 yards in a season by reaching exactly 5,000 yards in 1982 while playing for the Edmonton Eskimos. In his final CFL season (1983), Moon threw for a league record 5,648 yards and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.

14) What NFL team scored the most points in a single Super Bowl?


When the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV (1990), they set a number of records. Their 55 points remains the most ever scored by a team in a Super Bowl and the 45 point winning margin is the most lopsided Super Bowl victory of all time.

15) Who was the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl?


Long saddled with a reputation as a coach who couldn't win the big one, Tony Dungy shook that label when his Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI.

16) Which NFL team has played in both the AFC and NFC Championship Games?


The Seattle Seahawks have won the NFC Championship Game three times (2005, 2013 and 2014) and lost the AFC Championship Game once (1983).

17) What team drafted Brett Favre?


Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft, but head coach Jerry Glanville did not approve and said it would take a plane crash for him to put Favre into the game. Favre attempted four passes for the Falcons and was intercepted twice. Following the 1991 season, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers.

18) What are the only two teams from the NFL's founding franchises that remain active?


Only two teams currently in the NFL, the Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals), are founding members.

19) What year was the sudden-death overtime period adopted by the NFL?


Sweeping rules changes were adopted by the NFL in 1974 to add action and tempo to games: one sudden-death overtime period was added for preseason and regular-season games; the goal posts were moved from the goal line to the end lines; kickoffs were moved from the 40- to the 35-yard line; after missed field goals from beyond the 20, the ball was to be returned to the line of scrimmage; restrictions were placed on members of the punting team to open up return possibilities; roll-blocking and cutting of wide receivers was eliminated; the extent of downfield contact a defender could have with an eligible receiver was restricted; the penalties for offensive holding, illegal use of the hands, and tripping were reduced from 15 to 10 yards; and wide receivers blocking back toward the ball within three yards of the line of scrimmage were prevented from blocking below the waist.

20) How many weeks did the regular NFL season last in 1992?


In 1992, NFL teams played their 16 game regular-season schedule over 18 weeks for the only time in leauge history.

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