NFL IQ quiz Week 11: Time to test your football knowledge

Welcome to the Weekly NFL IQ Quiz, testing your knowledge as we head into Week 11 of the 2017 season. Think you know your stuff? Give it a go! The answers will be posted here at noon ET Saturday.

  1. Carson Wentz leads the NFL in passing touchdowns this season (23). Who was the last player to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns in a single season within their first two seasons in the league?
  1. Who was the last player to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns on the team with the NFL's best record (i.e. Carson Wentz) and not win the MVP award?
  1. Only four active players have more career interceptions than Richard Sherman, who will miss the rest of the season for the Seahawks. Who are the four players?
  1. Le'Veon Bell leads the NFL in rushing yards this season. How many Steelers running backs have led the NFL in rushing in the Super Bowl era?
  1. The Patriots have won 12 consecutive road games, tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history. Who is the only team to win more road games in a row?
  1. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are on pace to become the second teammate duo in NFL history to each have 1,400-plus scrimmage yards in the same season. Who would they join?
  1. Andy Reid has a 16-2 record in games played after the bye week, and will look to improve that record in Week 11 at the Giants. Who are the only opposing head coaches to beat Reid after a bye?
  1. Who was the last team to lead the NFL in scoring defense and sacks in the same season, as the 2017 Jaguars currently do?
  1. The Broncos have allowed 92 points in their last two games combined. When was the last time the Broncos allowed this many points in a two-game span?
  1. When is the last time a Lions running back had 100-plus rushing yards in a game?

Answers

  1. Carson Wentz leads the NFL in passing touchdowns this season (23). Who was the last player to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns in a single season within their first two seasons in the league?

Answer: Daunte Culpepper, who led the NFL (along with Peyton Manning) with 33 touchdown passes in 2000

  1. Who was the last player to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns on the team with the NFL's best record (i.e. Carson Wentz) and not win the MVP award?

Answer: Joe Montana in 1987 (John Elway won award despite Montana's league-leading 31 TD passes)

  1. Only 4 active players have more career interceptions than Richard Sherman, who will miss the rest of the season for the Seahawks. Who are the 4 players?

Answer: DeAngelo Hall (43), Terence Newman (41), Reggie Nelson (35) and Aqib Talib (34)

  1. Le'Veon Bell leads the NFL in rushing yards this season. How many Steelers running backs have led the NFL in rushing in the Super Bowl era?

Answer: Zero. The last Pittsburgh running back to lead the league in rushing was Bill Dudley in 1946, with 604 rushing yards

  1. The Patriots have won 12 consecutive road games, tied for the 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. Who is the only team to win more road games in-a-row?

Answer: 1988-90 49ers, who won 18 straight road games

  1. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are on pace to become the second teammate duo in NFL history to each have 1,400+ scrimmage yards in the same season. Who would they join?

Answer: Earnest Byner (1,462) and Kevin Mack (1,401), who each gained 1,400+ yards for the 1985 Browns

  1. Andy Reid has a 16-2 record in games played after the bye week, and will look to improve that record in Week 11 at the Giants. Who are the only opposing head coaches to beat Reid after a bye?

Answer: John Fox (2013 Broncos) and Mike Smith (2012 Falcons)

  1. Who was the last team to lead the NFL in scoring defense and sacks in the same season, as the 2017 Jaguars currently do?

Answer: The 2010 Steelers, who went to Super Bowl XLV (lost to GB)

  1. The Broncos have allowed 92 points in their last two games combined. When was the last time the Broncos allowed this many points in a 2-game span?

Answer: Weeks 8-9, 1988, when Denver allowed a combined 94 points in a 2-game stretch to the Steelers & Colts under head coach Dan Reeves

  1. When is the last time a Lions running back had 100+ rushing yards in a game?

Answer: Week 13, 2013 (Reggie Bush had 117 rushing yards in Detroit's 40-10 win over Green Bay)

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