Monday, January 5, 2015

Take this New NFL Quiz--January 2015

Here's a quiz from the publisher of 

Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships.


1. Who is the only Chicago Bears' player to be invited to the Pro Bowl in 2015?

2. Who passed Walter Payton's previous record for most receiving yards by a Bear in a season is 2014? 

3.  Who caught a 102nd reception of the season, surpassing Arizona's Larry Centers for the most catches by a running back in a season in NFL history.


4. Walter Payton is second to Emmitt Smith in career rushing yards gained.  Who is third?

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5.  One of the best centers in pro football moved over to guard to help fill a need in 2014.  His twin brother is another very talented center.

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6. The Chicago Bears had some awesome players heading into the 1950s.  On their 1949 roster, they had the highest rated offense and had picked up George Connor and Johnny Lujack after these two players helped Notre Dame to two consecutive national championships. But a new team would come into the NFL from the All-American Football Conference and shake things up for most of the decade.  Who were they?

7. Two coaches built powerful teams that are remembered as dynasties by recruiting black players who were overlooked by many clubs. The first coach knew the players firsthand from Ohio Schools that he coached in high school and college.  The second coach had help scouting  the Black Colleges for some of his finest athletes.  One coach made his mark in the 1950s and the second in the 1970s.  Who were these coaches?

8. There are only 10 NFL coaches who have 3 Championships.  There are two coaches with 2 who may be next on the list.  One was out of the NFL in 2014, but has expressed an interest in coaching and a second has had a few disappointing seasons, but is still an NFL head coach. Who are they?

9. One current NFL head coach has 3 NFL Championships. Who is it?

10. Which NFL mascot comes from a famous poem?
 

Answers



1. Who is the only Chicago Bears' player to be invited to the Pro Bowl in 2015?  Kyle Long

2. Who passed Walter Payton's previous record for most receiving yards by a Bear in a season in 2014?  Matt Forte

3.  Who caught a 102nd reception of the season, surpassing Arizona's Larry Centers for the most catches by a running back in a season in NFL history. Matt Forte

4. Walter Payton is second to Emmitt Smith in career rushing yards gained.  Who is third? Barry Sanders

5.  One of the best centers in pro football moved over to guard to help fill a need in 2014.  His twin brother is also a center.  Mike Pouncey moved to guard with the Dolphins. Maurkice Pouncey is center for the Steelers.

6. The Chicago Bears had some awesome players heading into the 1950s.  On their 1949 roster, they had the highest rated offense and had picked up George Connor and Johnny Lujack after these two players helped Notre Dame to two consecutive national championships. But a new team would come into the NFL from the All-American Football Conference and shake things up for most of the decade.  Who were they? Paul Brown and his Cleveland Browns

7. Two coaches built powerful teams that are remembered as dynasties by recruiting black players who were overlooked by many clubs. The first coach knew the players firsthand from Ohio Schools that he coached in high school and college.  The second coach had help scouting  the Black Colleges for some of his finest athletes.  One coach made his mark in the 1950s and the second in the 1970s.  Who were these coaches? Paul Brown and Chuck Noll

8. There are only 10 NFL coaches who have 3 Championships.  There are two coaches with 2 who may be next on the list.  One was out of the NFL in 2014, but has expressed an interest in coaching and a second has had a few disappointing seasons, but is still an NFL head coach. Who are they? Mike Shanahan and  Tom Coughlin

9. One NFL head coach has 3 Championships. Who is it?  Bill Belichick

10. Which NFL mascot comes from a famous poem? Ravens come from Edgar Allen Poe's poem, The Raven.



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