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NFL Records and History Trivia

Updated on January 29, 2020

Think you know something about National Football League (NFL) records and history? I’ve put together some sports trivia questions from the history of the NFL with regard to NFL records and history, both single season and career that I think any football fan would be interested in.

You may find some of these NFL records trivia questions a little easier than some of the others, but I think you will find all of them to be challenging.


20 correct – You are a serious NFL fan. For the upcoming season, you only need to notify the NFL one week in advance as to which game you would like to see. They will arrange to charter a private jet to take you and a friend to that game. (Since we are making all of this up, let’s make it all expenses paid, too.)

16-19 correct – You are awarded two lifetime tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

11-15 correct – You are awarded free season tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

6-10 correct – You get two tickets to this week’s game and show up to the stadium only to find out it’s an away game.

0-5 correct – You are forced to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants and hold a sign that reads, "I will not try to answer any more NFL records trivia."

Good luck!

Scroll down for NFL records trivia questions and answers
Scroll down for NFL records trivia questions and answers

National Football League (NFL) Records and History Questions (As of January 2016)

1. Which quarterback holds the NFL record for the lowest pass interception percentage for a single season?

2. Which quarterback holds the NFL record for being sacked the fewest times (percentage-wise) in a single season?

3. Who is the only player to average over 100 yards per game rushing for a career?

4. Which player holds the NFL record for most kick off returns in a career?

5. Who is the only NFL player to rush for over 200 yards in a Super Bowl?

6. Which player holds the NFL record for most extra points made in a career?

7. Which player holds the record for scoring the most touchdowns in NFL history?

8. Who holds the NFL record for most field goals made in a career?

9. Most everyone knows that Don Shula is the all time winningest coach in the NFL with 347 wins. (328 in the regular season) Who's record did he break to become number one?

10. Who holds the NFL record for most interceptions in a career?

11. Who holds the NFL record for most career fumbles?

12. Who has punted more times than anyone else in NFL history?

13. Which quarterback holds the record for having the highest completion percentage in a season? (min. 100 attempts)

14. Dan Marino was the first player to pass for more than 5,000 yards in a season and Joe Namath was the first to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. Which two players hold the NFL record for being the first two to top 3,000 passing yards in a season?

15. Which quarterback holds the NFL record for most passes attempted in a playoff game?

16. Who holds the NFL record for throwing the most interceptions in a single season?

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

18. Who is the NFL's single season rushing leader and how many yards did he rush for?

19. Who holds the NFL record for being the only running back in the NFL to have over 3,000 rushing attempts and average 5.0 yards per carry or better for his career?

20. What Super Bowl winning, Hall of Fame quarterback finished his career with a 50.1 completion percentage along with 173 touchdowns and 220 interceptions?

Answers to National Football League (NFL) Records and History Questions (Please scroll down)

1. Damon Huard was intercepted only once in 244 attempts in 2006 for a .4% interception percentage.

2. Dan Marino was sacked only 6 times in 606 attempts in 1988 for an incredible .98% rate.

3. Jim Brown averaged 104.3 yards per game for his 9-year career.

4. Brian Mitchell ran back 607 kick-offs from 1990-2003. He also holds the career record for number of punt returns too, with 463.

5. Timmy Smith of the Washington Redskins ran for 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII.

6. George Blanda made 943 extra points from 1949-1975.

7. Jerry Rice scored 208 touchdowns in his career.

8. Morten Anderson made 565 field goals from 1982-2007.

9. George Halas.

10. Paul Krause intercepted 81 passes in his career.

11. Brett Favre fumbled 166 times.

12. Jeff Feagles has punted 1,713 times.

13. Drew Brees completed 74.4% of his passes in 2018.

14. In 1960, Johnny Unitas passed for 3,099 yards and Frank Tripucka passed for 3,038 yards.

15. Steve Young attempted 65 passes in 1996 against the Green Bay Packers.

16. George Blanda threw 42 interceptions in 1962.

17. LaDainian Tomlinson scored 31 touchdowns in 2006.

18. Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 1984.

19. Barry Sanders. (Jim Brown averaged 5.2 yards per attempt for his career, but had only 2,359 attempts.)

20. Joe Namath.

The only back to carry the ball more than 3,000 times and average 5 yards per carry for a career


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