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Q: How many NFL championships has Mike Ditka won?
A: 4. Two as a player with the Bears and Cowboys, one as a Cowboys assistant coach and one as Bears head coach.
Q: What year did the Bears play all of their home games at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
A: The Bears played downstate in 2002 while Soldier Field was being renovated.
Q: Which college conference had the most players on NFL rosters at the beginning of the season?
A: The SEC with 348 players.
Q: Which college had the most players on NFL rosters at the beginning of the season?
A: Alabama with 56.
Q: How many Pro Football Hall of Famers attended Northwestern?
A: 2: Otto Graham and Paddy Driscoll
Q: How many former Northern Illinois players were on an NFL roster at the beginning of the 2020 season?
Q: How many former Notre Dame players were on an NFL roster at the beginning of the 2020 season?
Q: How many former Illinois players were on an NFL roster at the beginning of the 2020 season?
Q: How many former Northwestern players were on an NFL roster at the beginning of the 2020 season?
Q: How many NFL teams have gone unbeaten and untied in a regular season?
A: 4: the 1934 Bears, the 1942 Bears, the 1972 Dolphins and the 2007 Patriots. (The Dolphins were the only team in this group to win a championship.)
Q: How many NFL teams have gone winless in a season?
Q: What are the only teams to go 0-16?
A: The Lions (2008) and Browns (2017).
Q: What was the most lopsided playoff shutout?
A: The Bears beat Washington 73-0 in the NFL Championship Game on Dec. 8, 1940.
Q: Which teams combined to score the fewest points in a playoff game?
A: The Cowboys and Lions combined for five points on Dec. 26, 1970, in Dallas’ 5-0 win.
Q: Which teams combined to score the most points in a playoff game?
A: The Cardinals and Packers combined for 96 points on Jan. 10, 2010, in Arizona’s 51-45 win.
Q: Which team has the longest playoff winning streak?
A: The New England Patriots won 10 straight playoff games from 2001-2005.
Q: Which team has the most playoff victories?
A: The New England Patriots have won 37 postseason games.
Q: How many Pro Football Hall of Famers graduated from Loyola?
A: 1: Chicago Cardinals owner Charles Bidwill Sr.
Q: How long was Wrigley Field the home of the Bears?
A: From 1921-1970.
Q: Which offensive lineman was voted to the Pro Bowl as a member of both the Bears and Packers?
A: Josh Sitton
Q: What was the Bears’ record at Wrigley Field?
A: The Bears went 219-89-22 at Wrigley Field.
Q: When was the Cardinals’ final season in Chicago?
A: 1959. They moved to St. Louis for the 1960 season.
Q: It’s considered an honor to be on the cover of the Madden video game. When was the last time John Madden himself was on the cover?
A: Madden last appeared on the Madden 2000 edition of his namesake game.
Q: True of false: Byron “Whizzer” White, who would eventually become a U.S. Supreme Court justice, twice led the NFL in rushing yards.
A: True. White rushed for 567 yards with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Pirates in 1938, and led the league again in 1940 with 514 yards with the Detroit Lions.
Q: How many Pro Football Hall of Famers attended the University of Illinois?
A: 6: Dick Butkus, Harold “Red” Grange , George Halas, Bobby Mitchell, Ray Nitschke and Hugh Ray
Q: Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls?
A: Miami, with 11
Q: When was the first Pro Bowl played?
A: The Pro Bowl, in its current incarnation, was first played Jan. 14, 1951, in Los Angeles.
Q: The USFL’s Chicago Blitz didn’t last long, but its two head coaches eventually made it to the Hall of Fame. Name them.
A: George Allen and Marv Levy
Q: Who won Super Bowl rings as a member of the Bears and Packers?
A: Jim McMahon led the Bears’ Super Bowl XX win, and was Brett Favre’s backup in Super Bowl XXXI.
Q: How many commissioners has the NFL had since 1960?
A: 3: Pete Rozelle, Paul Tagliabue and Roger Goodell
Q: Who was the first quarterback to top 50,000 career yards?
A: Dan Marino
Q: Who was the first quarterback to top 40,000 career yards?
A: Johnny Unitas
Q: Who is the only player to play for three consecutive Super Bowl championship teams?
A: Ken Norton Jr. played for the Cowboys in 1992 and 1993, and the 49ers in 1994.
Q: Which two colleges have produced the most Pro Football Hall of Famers?
A: Notre Dame and USC with 13 each.
Q: Which team selected Chadwick Boseman’s character in the movie Draft Day?
A: The Cleveland Browns
Q: Who is the NFL’s all-time leader in field goals made?
A: Adam Vinatieri leads the NFL with 599 field goals.
Q: How many Heisman Trophy winners went on to become Super Bowl MVP?
A: 4: Desmond Howard, Jim Plunkett, Roger Staubach and Marcus Allen
Q: Who was the coach of the original Cleveland Browns when the team moved to Baltimore?
A: Bill Belichick
Q: How many career rushing yards did the Bears’ Gale Sayers have?
Q: How many NFL titles have the Bears won?
A: Nine. They’ve won eight NFL championships and one Super Bowl.
Q: When did the NFL merge with the AFL?
Q: Which teams have won the most Super Bowls?
A: Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots at six each.
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