he NFL has become one of America’s favorite sports. We all look forward to fall, because with fall comes NFL football, when we can kick back on Sunday afternoon and watch our favorite football teams battle it out for the playoffs and, if all goes well , the Super Bowl. The following list will outline everything you need to know about NFL football trivia.
Ten NFL Football Trivia Facts:
1. Walter Camp wrote the first rules of American football in 1876. It wasn’t until many years later that he became known as the father of American football.
2. In 1920, the Chicago Cardinals organization was formed, which would later become the Arizona Cardinals. A year later the Green Bay Packers organization was formed, purchased by Curly Lambeau. These two teams are the oldest teams currently in existence in the NFL.
3. The largest point margin for a win in NFL history was in the 1940 championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins. The Bears maimed the Redskins, beating them 73-0.
4. The AFL and the NFL merged on June 8, 1966.
5. On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 to become the first team to win the newly formed Super Bowl.
6. The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins 14-7 on January 14, 1973 to become the first and only team to have a perfect season. The New England Patriots are the only other team in the NFL that has come this close. They had a perfect season until the Super Bowl in 2008, but ultimately lost to the New York Giants.
7. Through the years, there have always been certain teams that defined the decade, becoming a dynasty in their own right. During the ’60s, it was the Green Bay Packers. The 1970s ushered in the Pittsburgh Steelers, with four Super Bowl wins. The 80s belonged to the San Francisco 49ers and the 90s to the Dallas Cowboys. Nothing has been officially said yet, but it looks like the New England Patriots will become the dynasty of the 2000s.
8. There are currently 32 NFL teams, divided into eight divisions and further two conferences, the AFC and the NFC.
9. There are sixteen games in a season, played over seventeen weeks, with each team having a bye week at some point in the season.
10. The winners of the four divisions in each conference automatically go to the playoffs, and each conference has two wild-card spots for the two teams with the best record that did not make the playoffs. The twelve teams that make the playoffs begin by playing each other until one team is eliminated. This process of elimination continues to wind down until there are two teams left, the victors of the AFC and NFC championship games. That’s when the Super Bowl is played between the two conference winners.
This concludes the NFL football trivia.