Bond with your friends and family with these amazing NFL football trivia questions and answers.
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How to Play This Football Trivia
It’s time to test your knowledge!
- Split into two teams and ask these football trivia questions to an individual from each team. (The person who answers first gets the point.)
- Or just quiz a friend and see how many they can get right.
They’re perfect for football parties, halftime, or commercials!
Who will be the champions? Will the others have to “punt”? Let’s find out!
Bonus: Let the winner pick the snack for the next game!
Easy NFL Football Trivia For Kids
First, whether you are a kid or a beginner to football, these trivia questions will get you started with the basics!
1. In what month does the NFL regular season begin?
2. In what month does regular season play end?
3. How many games are in the regular season for the NFL?
17 games (over an 18-week period)
4. How many pre-season games do teams play before the regular season begins?
5. What day of the week are the most NFL games played on?
6. How many NFL teams are there?
7. How many “conferences” are there?
Two (NFL & AFC)
8. How many points is a touchdown worth?
9. How many points is a field goal worth?
10. What is the kick called that comes after a team fails to make a first down?
11. What is a “safety” in football?
It occurs when the offense commits a foul in their end zone, fumbles the ball out of their end zone, or is tackled in their end zone. The other team gets 2 points.
12. How many points is a safety worth?
13. How many “quarters” make up an NFL game?
14. How long is each quarter?
15. How many timeouts does each team get per half?
16. What is the “line of scrimmage”?
An imaginary line. It runs parallel to the goal lines and through the place the ball is laid before each play begins.
17. How many players are out on the field at one time?
11 players from each team (22 players in total)
18. How much time do you get in overtime in the NFL?
10 minutes (New rule!: As of 2023, overtime is 15 minutes long for regular season games)
19. How many yards does a team need to advance in four downs to make it to a “first down”?
Easy Picture Quiz: Can You Name These Positions?
20. The Center
21. The Quarterback
22. Wide Receiver
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NFL Teams Football Trivia
This trivia quiz is all about our favorite football teams!
23. Which NFL team has the longest name?
Tied: Buccaneers and Commanders
24. Which NFL team has changed their name recently?
The Washington Commanders (July 2020)
25. What NFL team is the oldest?
The Chicago Cardinals founded in 1898 (is now the Arizona Cardinals)
26. What NFL team is not owned by anyone?
Green Bay is the only publicly owned franchise in the NFL (Green Bay Packers, Inc.)
27. Which is the cheapest NFL team to buy?
28. What is the highest value NFL franchise team?
Dallas Cowboys: $7.64 billion (source)
29. What is the coldest stadium in the NFL?
30. Who is the least popular NFL team? (Has the smallest fanbase)
Jacksonville Jaguars (source)
31. What team does the richest NFL owner (Rob Walton) own?
32. Which NFL team has the most losses on record?
33. Which NFL team has the most regular season wins on record?
The Green Bay Packers
34. Only one NFL team has never moved, which is it?
35. What is the biggest NFL stadium?
MetLife Stadium is the biggest NFL stadium with a standard capacity of 82,500. MetLife Stadium is located five miles west of New York City. (Home of the New York Giants and New York Jets)
36. What is the smallest city in the NFL?
Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the smallest market to have a major pro sports team because of a population of around 105,100.
The smallest stadium is Soldier Field with a capacity of 61,500. (Home of the Chicago Bears)
38. Which 6 NFL teams do not have a city in their name?
- Arizona Cardinals.
- New England Patriots.
- Tennessee Titans.
- Carolina Panthers.
- Minnesota Vikings.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Note: Tampa Bay isn’t the name of a city)
39. What is the oldest rivalry in the NFL?
Green Bay Packers & The Chicago Bears
40. What NFL stadium sells out the most?
Lambert Field (sold out every game since 1960)
(Note: The Denver Broncos hold the longest sellout streak since 1970)
41. Only one team has never played on Thanksgiving. Which is it?
42. What is the largest city in America that DOESN’T have a football team?
San Antonio, Texas
43. What NFL team has been owned the longest by the same family?
The Halas family has owned the Chicago Bears for over 100 years.
44. What is the loudest NFL stadium? (And often deemed hardest to play in)
Arrowhead Stadium (Home of the Kansas City Chiefs) The stadium currently holds the Guinness World Record for the loudest open outdoor air stadium.
45. How many states do not have an NFL team?
Answer: B) 28 states do not have a football team.
46. Which two NFL teams play every Thanksgiving?
Detriot Lions and Dallas Cowboys
47. Lincoln Field is the home to which NFL team?
48. Acrisure Stadium is the home to which NFL team? (Formerly Heinz Field)
49. The Caesars Superdome (Often referred to as just the superdome) is home to which NFL team?
The New Orleans Saints
50. Lucas Oil Stadium is home to which NFL team?
The Indianapolis Colts
51. Which is the newest NFL team?
52. Only two states have three NFL teams in them. Which are they?
California and Florida
Team Nicknames Football trivia
Can you name these NFL teams? Some are recent while others are a fun part of that team’s history.
53. “America’s Team”
The Dallas Cowboys
54. “Dirty Birds”
55. “Purple Pain”
56. “Cardiac Cats”
57. “The Pack Attack”
Green Bay Packers
58. “The Phins”
59. “Purple People Eaters”
60. “The Pats”
New England Patriots
New York Giants
63. “The Bolts”
San Diego Chargers (Now in Los Angeles)
64. “The Gold Rush”
San Francisco 49ers
65. “Chiefs Nation”
Kansas City Chiefs
66. “The 12th Man”
Seattle Seahawks (source)
67. “Pewter Pirates”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
68. “Smash and Dash”
69. “The Silver and Black”
Oakland Raiders (Now the Las Vegas Raiders)
70. “The Iggles”
71. “Gang Green”
New York Jets
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NFL Records Trivia Questions
72. What is the highest number of points an NFL team has ever scored in a game?
A) 48 points
B) 60 points
C) 85 points
D) 72 points
Answer: D) 72 points (Done by The Washington Redskins in a game against the Giants in 1966.
73. What is the most interceptions that have ever happened in a game?
8 (in 1950). Seven quarterbacks have thrown seven interceptions in a game.
74. What is the most sacks to happen in an NFL game?
7 sacks (in 1990)
75. How many quarterbacks have beaten all 32 teams in the NFL?
4 (Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre)
76. What team has scored the most points in a single NFL season?
Denver Broncos with 606 points (2013)
77. Who is the oldest quarterback to have started an NFL game?
Tom Brady at the age of 45
78. How far away is the longest field goal in NFL history?
A) 66 yards
B) 50 yards
C) 57 yards
D) 63 yards
Answer: A) 66 yards away by Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens
79. Has an NFL team ever had 0 wins?
Yes! 5 teams have since 1944 (Cowboys, Buccaneers, Colts, Lions, Browns)
80. Which quarterback has the most consecutive starts in history?
Brett Favre with 297 consecutive starts (19 seasons)
81. Who is currently the fastest football player?
Kenneth Walker (Seattle Seahawks) holds the record of being the fastest NFL player with a speed of 22.09mph. (source)
82. Only one team has ever had a perfect season (12-0). Which team was it?
Miami Dolphins in 1972 The only team to achieve a perfect season, with 17 victories in the 1972 regular season and playoffs
83. Which team has had the longest winning streak in history?
Indianapolis Colts (2008-2009)
84. Who is the NFL’s all-time record holder in career touchdown receptions?
Jerry Rice, with 197 touchdown catches.
85. Who holds the record for the most career passing touchdowns in the NFL?
Tom Brady has the record with 649 passing touchdowns
86. Who is the all-time leading rusher in the NFL?
Emmitt Smith (running back for the Dallas Cowboys) with 18,355 career rushing yards
87. Who has the record for the most receiving yards in an NFL season?
Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions) with 1,964 yards in 2012. (Also known as Megatron!)
88. Who is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy, an NCAA national championship, A Superbowl, AND be named NFL and Super Bowl MVP?
89. How many players in NFL history have rushed over 2,000 yards in a single NFL season?
90. Which quarterback has the most career passing yards in NFL history?
Tom Brady (followed by Drew Brees and Peyton Manning)
Player Football Trivia Game
These may be questions you’ve wondered as you’ve watched games!
91. Why do NFL players wear towels tucked into their pants?
To keep their hands dry
92. Why do football players put black marks under their eyes?
It is a grease or strip under the eyes to reduce glare. It is often used to mitigate the effects of bright sunlight or stadium floodlights.
93. What does the quarterback wear on his wrist?
The majority of starting NFL quarterbacks wear wristbands during games in order to check the play-call signaled in from their offensive coordinator or head coach.
94. How old was the youngest player to play in the NFL?
Amobi Okoye at age 20 (He was selected in the draft at 19 by the Houston Texans)
95. How old is the average NFL player?
96. What is the biggest NFL contract in history?
Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC: $450 million (10 years)
97. Who has made the most money in their NFL career?
Tom Brady with total cumulative earnings of 332.96 million U.S. dollars.
98. Who is the most loved player in the NFL?
As of 2023 surveys, that honor goes to Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs
99. Why do football players say “hut”?
It’s a signal to the other players to hike the ball and start play.
100. Why do quarterbacks take a knee?
It is primarily used to run the clock down, either at the end of the first half or the game (to preserve a lead).
101. What is a “dead snap”?
It’s a snap in which the center puts one point of the football in the palm of his hand and snaps it to the quarterback end-over-end instead of in a spiral.
102. Why do quarterbacks lift their legs before a snap?
Quarterbacks will lift their legs in the air to signal to their center to snap the football. This is typically used in loud stadiums where it’s difficult to hear.
103. What has been the biggest fine in the NFL to an individual?
Deshaun Watson was fined $5 million for violating NFL conduct guidelines in 2022. (sexual misconduct accusations by more than 2 dozen women)
104. What has been the harshest fine in the NFL to a team?
The Washington Commanders were charged $10 million for creating a hostile work environment in 2021. (frequent instances of bullying, intimidation, and reports of sexual harassment)
105. What college has produced the most NFL players in history?
Notre Dame (In recent years, Alabama and Georgia are producing many!)
107. Why do NFL players sometimes wear gloves?
Football gloves worn by wide receivers are to help improve traction and catching ability. Gloves have a natural tacky substance that helps secure the leather football once it hits their hand.
108. What are the fanny packs that NFL players wear?
Hand warmers that are stored inside the pouches
109. In what state is the high school that has had the most NFL draft picks?
Florida. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
110. Who is currently the highest-paid player in the NFL?
Lamar Jackson ($52 million a year)
111. What is the most popular jersey number in the NFL?
112. Who is the only (NFL) player to win the Heisman Trophy twice?
113. Who did Peyton Manning spend most of his career with?
114. Only four states have never produced NFL players. Which are there?
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, North Dakota, and Vermont
115. What jersey number is banned in the NFL?
Number 00 is no longer allowed.
116. What is the NFL number rule when picking jersey numbers?
According to the NFL website, the rule allows different players to pick from a range of numbers.
Quarterbacks choose from numbers 0-19; defensive backs 0-49; fullbacks, tight ends, halfbacks and wide receivers 0-49 and 80-89; linebackers 0-59 and 90-99.
NFL Superbowl Trivia Questions
117. Which team won the first-ever Super Bowl?
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first-ever Super Bowl.
118. What year was the first Super Bowl?
119. Which NFL team has been to the Super Bowl the most times without winning?
Tied between the Bufallo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings
120. Which team has won the most Super Bowl championships in NFL history?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are tied with six Super Bowl wins.
121. What month is the Super Bowl played in?
February (second Sunday)
122. Which team has lost a Super Bowl four consecutive times? (ouch!)
123. Who is the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl?
Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams (36 years old) in 2022.
124. How many games must a team play in the playoffs before getting to the Super Bowl?
4 (unless you have a bye)
125. What team is the first to win the super bowl in their home stadium?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021
Answer: C) 12
127. Which player has received the most Super Bowl MVP awards?
Tom Brady (5) He has also won the most super bowls in history (7), and is the oldest to win a super bowl (43).
128. What is the average price of an ad during the Super Bowl?
Between $6 million and $7 million (as of 2023)
Hard NFL Trivia For Football
This expert-level football trivia will make you rack your brain for the answers!
129. Originally, the NFL was called something different. What was it?
The American Professional Football Association (APFA)
130. What year was the APFA created?
131. In what U.S. state was American football invented?
The first game on record took place in 1869, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between Princeton and Rutgers.
132. Which two sports does American football originate from?
Soccer and rugby
133. Who invented American Football?
Walter Camp is credited with creating the game of modern North American football.
134. What does VAR stand for in football NFL games?
A video assistant referee (VAR) is a match official, with independent access to match footage, who may assist the referee only in the event of a ‘clear and obvious error’ or ‘serious missed incident’ to a goal or penalty.
135. How many footballs do the teams provide for an NFL game?
24 each (12 primary and 12 back up) (nfl.com)
136. How much do NFL refs make?
NFL referees on average usually make about $205,000 per year (source)
Ohio (Ada, Ohio)
138. What name is on every NFL football?
“The Duke.” After the late New York Giants owner Wellington Mara, whose nickname was Duke.
139. Who is the all-time leader in career interceptions in the NFL?
Paul Krause (81) in 1964
140. How does the NFL salary cap work?
A salary cap is an agreement between the league and players that places a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on players’ salaries. The NFL uses a hard cap, meaning that no team is allowed to exceed the cap limit for any reason. (source)
141. What is the rarest NFL rule to be enforced?
Rule 17 of the NFL rulebook, the commissioner has the authority to overturn a game result (order a forfeit loss to the offending team, order the game to be fully replayed, or discard the results of the game from the unfair act.)
142. What does England call American football?
143. What percentage of an NFL game on tv is showing replays?
56% of the game on TV is dedicated to replays (source).
144. When a team wins a coin toss, do they usually decide to receive or defer to begin the game?
Teams defer (kick to the other team first) 92% of the time (source)
145. Why do footballs have laces?
When the game originated, the laces were used to keep the leather cover tightly closed over the inflated pig’s bladder that gave the ball its shape. Now, they just help with grip!
146. Which NFL team was originally known as the Boston Braves?
The Washington Redskins, which are now the Washington Commanders
147. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the NFC Championship?
George Halas Trophy
148. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the AFC Championship?
Lamar Hunt Trophy
149. Which head coach in the NFL has won the most games?
Don Shula (1960s-1995) He coached the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins
150. Why aren’t there stripes on NFL footballs?
They would be too hard to see in the sun and rain. White stripes would also make it harder for players to grip the ball, which could lead to more injuries.
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