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Welcome to the ultimate American Football Quiz!

Are you prepared to tackle your knowledge of this iconic sport and show that you’re a true gridiron guru?

We’ve lined up tough questions to challenge your American football know-how.

Keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see your performance.

So, strap on your helmet, get your game face on, and let’s see if you can make a touchdown with your American football trivia skills!

Table of Contents

1. What does “NFL” stand for in American football?

  • A) National Football League
  • B) National Football Leaders
  • C) National Fieldball League

2. In American football, how many points is a touchdown worth?

  • A) 3
  • B) 6
  • C) 7

3. Which position is primarily responsible for passing the ball in American football?

  • A) Running Back
  • B) Quarterback
  • C) Wide Receiver

4. Where is the annual Super Bowl held?

  • A) Fixed Location
  • B) Rotating Locations
  • C) In NFL Commissioner’s Hometown

5. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winning team of the Super Bowl?

  • A) NFL Championship Trophy
  • B) The Lombardi Trophy
  • C) The Super Bowl

6. How many players are on the field for one team at any time during an American football game?

  • A) 11
  • B) 9
  • C) 13

7. Which NFL team has the most Super Bowl wins?

  • A) New England Patriots
  • B) Pittsburgh Steelers
  • C) San Francisco 49ers

8. In American football, what is the defensive unit called that is tasked with rushing the passer?

  • A) Linebackers
  • B) The Secondary
  • C) The Front Four

9. How many points is a field goal worth in American football?

  • A) 1
  • B) 3
  • C) 6

10. What is the position responsible for catching passes thrown by the quarterback?

  • A) Tight End
  • B) Running Back
  • C) Wide Receiver

11. Which team holds the longest consecutive winning streak in NFL history?

  • A) New England Patriots
  • B) Miami Dolphins
  • C) Green Bay Packers

12. Who holds the record for the most touchdowns scored in a single season?

  • A) Emmitt Smith
  • B) LaDainian Tomlinson
  • C) Jerry Rice

13. What type of surface is typical for an NFL field?

  • A) Natural grass
  • B) Artificial turf
  • C) A mix of natural and artificial surfaces

14. How many teams are in the NFL?

  • A) 28
  • B) 30
  • C) 32

15. Which team drafted Peyton Manning in 1998?

  • A) Denver Broncos
  • B) Indianapolis Colts
  • C) New Orleans Saints

16. In which round of the playoffs is the Super Bowl played?

  • A) Semi-finals
  • B) Conference Championships
  • C) NFL Championship game

17. What is the name of the famous football game that occurs on the day after Thanksgiving?

  • A) Thanksgiving Classic
  • B) Turkey Bowl
  • C) Black Friday Blowout

18. Name the NFL team that plays its home games at Lambeau Field.

  • A) Chicago Bears
  • B) Green Bay Packers
  • C) Minnesota Vikings

19. Who is the all-time leader in rushing yards in NFL history?

  • A) Emmitt Smith
  • B) Walter Payton
  • C) Barry Sanders

20. What is the minimum number of players required on the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped?

  • A) 7
  • B) 5
  • C) 6

21. Who holds the record for the most passing touchdowns in a single season?

  • A) Tom Brady
  • B) Peyton Manning
  • C) Drew Brees

22. What is the primary job of the center in American football?

  • A) Catch the ball from the quarterback
  • B) Snap the ball to the quarterback
  • C) Block for the running back

23. What is an interception in American football?

  • A) Catching a pass by the opposing team’s player
  • B) Tackling the quarterback before he throws the ball
  • C) Preventing a receiver from catching a pass

24. When was the first official NFL game played?

  • A) 1920
  • B) 1933
  • C) 1945

25. How many divisions are there in the NFL?

  • A) 4
  • B) 8
  • C) 12

26. What is the name given to the NFL player draft event?

  • A) NFL Draft Combine
  • B) NFL Selection Spectacular
  • C) NFL Draft

27. What is the name of the NFL team based in New Orleans?

  • A) Saints
  • B) Pelicans
  • C) Cajuns

28. Which company is the traditional supplier of the American footballs used in NFL games?

  • A) Nike
  • B) Spalding
  • C) Wilson

29. What name is given to the area behind the two end zones in an American football field?

  • A) Bench Zone
  • B) Sidelines
  • C) End Line

30. How many offensive players are allowed to be in motion at the time the ball is snapped?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) None

31. What is the name of the position in American football that primarily focuses on blocking and protecting the quarterback?

  • A) Center
  • B) Tight End
  • C) Offensive Lineman

32. Which NFL team achieved a perfect season, winning all their games, including the Super Bowl, in 1972?

  • A) Miami Dolphins
  • B) New England Patriots
  • C) Dallas Cowboys

33. What is the name for the type of play where the offense hands the ball to the running back who attempts to run it down the field?

  • A) Draw play
  • B) Screen pass
  • C) Rush


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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