NFL IQ quiz Week 13: Time to test your football knowledge

Welcome to the Weekly NFL IQ Quiz, testing your knowledge as we head into Week 13 of the 2017 season. Think you know your stuff? Give it a go! The answers are posted below.

  1. Who was the last quarterback not named Eli Manning to start a game for the Giants?
  1. Josh Gordon will return to the field this week for the first time since Week 16, 2014. Who is the only active player to have more receiving yards than Gordon in his first two seasons?
  1. Tom Brady is averaging 306.7 passing yards per game and boasts a passer rating of 111.7 this season. Since the 1970 merger, only one QB who has averaged 300-plus passing yards per game and had a 110-plus passer rating has not won the MVP that season. Who is it?
  1. Julio Jones is on pace to become the third player in NFL history to finish in the top three in receiving yards in four straight seasons (2nd after Week 12). Who are the only two players to do so?
  1. Carson Wentz is the third QB in NFL history to have 25-plus passing TD and five or fewer interceptions in the first 11 games of a season (28 TD, 5 INT). Who are the other two?
  1. The Eagles have an opportunity to win their fifth straight game by 20-plus points this week. Who was the last team to win five straight games by 20-or-more?
  1. Russell Wilson is a 2017 MVP candidate on the NFL's No. 10 scoring offense. Who was the last quarterback to win an MVP award in a season where he was not on the league's No. 1 scoring offense?
  1. Alvin Kamara is 1 of 2 players since the 1970 merger to have 500-plus rushing yards and 500-plus receiving yards in his first 11 NFL games. Who was the other?
  1. Le'Veon Bell is on pace to gain over 2,000 scrimmage yards this season. Who is the only other Steelers player to have 2,000-plus scrimmage yards in a season?
  1. The Ravens are currently in line to make the playoffs despite owning the NFL's worst passing offense. Who was the last team to make the postseason despite ranking last in passing yards per game?

Answers

  1. Who was the last quarterback not named Eli Manning to start a game for the Giants?

Answer: Kurt Warner in Week 10, 2004 (vs. the Cardinals)

  1. Josh Gordon will return to the field this week for the first time since Week 16, 2014. Who is the only active player to have more receiving yards than Gordon in his first two seasons?

Answer: Odell Beckham Jr. (2,755)

  1. Tom Brady is averaging 306.7 passing yards per game and boasts a passer rating of 111.7 this season. Since the 1970 merger, only one QB who has averaged 300+ passing yards per game and had a 110+ passer rating has not won the MVP that season. Who is it?

Answer: Drew Brees in 2011 (Aaron Rodgers won MVP)

  1. Julio Jones is on pace to become the third player in NFL history to finish in the top 3 in receiving yards in 4 straight seasons (2nd after Week 12). Who are the only two players to do so?

Answer: Jerry Rice (10 straight) and Don Hutson (11 straight)

  1. Carson Wentz is the 3rd QB in NFL history to have 25+ passing TD and 5-or-fewer interceptions in the first 11 games of a season (28 TD, 5 INT). Who are the other two?

Answer: Tom Brady (3 times) and Aaron Rodgers (twice)

  1. The Eagles have an opportunity to win their fifth straight game by 20+ points this week. Who was the last team to win 5 straight games by 20-or-more?

Answer: The 1999 Rams -- the only team to do so in the Super Bowl era

  1. Russell Wilson is a 2017 MVP candidate on the NFL's #10 scoring offense. Who was the last quarterback to win an MVP award in a season where he was not on the league's #1 scoring offense?

Answer: Peyton Manning in 2009 (Saints had #1 scoring offense, Colts #7)

  1. Alvin Kamara is 1 of 2 players since the 1970 merger to have 500+ rushing yards and 500+ receiving yards in his first 11 NFL games. Who was the other?

Answer: Herschel Walker in 1986

  1. Le'Veon Bell is on pace to gain over 2,000 scrimmage yards this season. Who is the only other Steelers player to have 2,000+ scrimmage yards in a season?

Answer: Barry Foster in 1992 (Bell also had over 2,000 in 2014)

  1. The Ravens are currently in line to make the playoffs despite owning the NFL's worst passing offense. Who was the last team to make the postseason despite ranking last in passing yards per game?

Answer: The 2003 Ravens (10-6, lost to Titans in Wild Card Round)

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