NFL IQ quiz Week 1: It's time to test your football knowledge

Welcome to the Weekly NFL IQ Quiz, testing your knowledge as we head into Week 1. Think you know your stuff? Give it a go! The answers are posted below.

NFL IQ Quiz: Week 1

  1. Who threw the most passing TD in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
  1. Who threw for the most passing yards in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
  1. Which player had the most rushing yards in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
  1. What are the most receiving TD scored by a player in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
  1. Which active quarterback has passed for the most yards in Week 1?
  1. What is the most rushing yards Adrian Peterson has gained in a Week 1 game?
  1. What is the most receiving yards Larry Fitzgerald has gained in a Week 1 game?
  1. Which active player has recorded the most Week 1 sacks?
  1. Tom Brady is 40 years old. Who was the oldest player to play in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
  1. What was the margin of victory in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?

EXTRA POINT QUESTION:

What were the most combined turnovers committed in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?

ANSWERS:

  1. Who threw the most passing TD in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
    » 2013: DEN QB Peyton Manning, 7 pass TD in 49-27 win vs BAL
  1. Who threw for the most passing yards in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
    » 2011: NE QB Tom Brady, 517 pass yards in 38-24 win at MIA
  1. Which player had the most rushing yards in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
    » 1973: BUF RB O.J. Simpson, 250 rush yards in 31-13 win at NE
  1. What are the most receiving TD scored by a player in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
    » 4 receiving TD (1980: NYG WR Earnest Gray in 41-35 win at STL; 1979: MIN WR Ahmad Rashad in 28-22 win vs SF)
  1. Which active quarterback has passed for the most yards in Week 1?* » Drew Brees' 4,306 passing yards in 15 Week 1 games lead all active players, followed by Tom Brady with 3,808 passing yards in 14 games*
  1. What is the most rushing yards Adrian Peterson has gained in a Week 1 game?
    » In 2009, Adrian Peterson rushed for 180 yards in a 34-20 win on the road against CLE
  1. What is the most receiving yards Larry Fitzgerald has gained in a Week 1 game?
    » In 2005, Larry Fitzgerald gained 155 receiving yards and a rec TD on 13 receptions in a 42-19 loss on the road against the Giants
  1. Which active player has recorded the most Week 1 sacks?
    » Clay Matthews, he has 7.5 sacks in eight Week 1 games. Justin Houston is 2nd with 7.0 Week 1 sacks in five games
  1. Tom Brady is 40 years old. Who was the oldest player to play in a Week 1 game in in the Super Bowl era?
    » 1975: OAK K George Blanda, 48 years old
  1. What was the margin of victory in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
    » 55 points -- 1973: ATL win over NO 62-7

XP: What were the most combined turnovers committed in a Week 1 game in the Super Bowl era?
» 13 combined turnovers -- 1980: MIA (6) @ BUF (7)

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