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38 NFL Trivia Questions for Team Building

Explore NFL trivia questions to start your next team meeting or company-wide sync. Built for football fanatics and those who live for the half time show.

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Whether you’re hoping to have some fun with some friends or trying to engage your team at work, there’s no better way to approach team building than with a fun game of trivia. And what better way to wake up the competitive spirit of your team than to compete for the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

At Polly, we offer trivia games across dozens of categories and different levels of difficulty. Below, you’ll see some NFL Trivia questions that are sure to stump even the savviest football fan.

How to make football trivia fun for everyone

We get it. Not everyone’s a big NFL fan. Your company is filled with humans who have a diverse range of hobbies and interests. So, as you’re building your trivia questions, be sure to include questions that cover that diverse spectrum of interests so that everyone can get involved and be excited to participate.

To make it even easier for you, we’ve broken these questions out into a few different categories to help cover a wider range of engaging NFL trivia questions for the super fans to those who have never watched a game in their lives.

Jump to a category:

  1. General NFL trivia questions
  2. Trivia questions for your biggest NFL fans
  3. Trivia questions for people who consider the Half Time show as the main event
  4. Trivia questions for the marketers in the room (Superbowl ads)
  5. Answer key

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NFL Trivia questions and answers

🏉 General NFL trivia questions

Questions geared towards people who know what American football is. They may not surround their life around it, but they might tune into an important game here and there.

1. What’s the main unit of measurement used in football?
  1. Meters
  2. Yards
  3. Feet
  4. Miles

2. What’s a common nickname for a football?
  1. Leather rocket
  2. Oval sphere
  3. Pigskin
  4. Squishball

3. Who is the oldest NFL Team?
  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Chicago Bears
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. New York Giants

4. The Dallas Cowboys play in which NFL division?
  1. AFC East
  2. NFC East
  3. NFC South
  4. AFC South

5. What is the penalty for defensive holding or illegal use of hands?
  1. 5 yards
  2. 10 yards
  3. 15 yards
  4. Loss of down

6. Where was Super Bowl LIV played in 2020?
  1. Miami, Florida
  2. Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana

7. Which city is home to the NFL team known as the Cowboys?
  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York
  3. Dallas
  4. Miami

8. What’s the name of the NFL championship game played annually?

  1. World Series
  2. Stanley Cup
  3. Super Bowl
  4. Grey Cup

9. Which day of the week are most NFL games played

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Friday
  4. Sunday

10. What do the referees throw to indicate a penalty in an NFL game?

  1. A whistle
  2. A flag
  3. A card
  4. A hat

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🥇 Trivia questions for your biggest NFL fans

These are questions for your die-hard football fans. Individuals who pay attention to everything from player stats, trades, and the NFL draft. This is your moment to challenge even the biggest fan!

11. What NFL star is known by the nickname Ocho Cinco?

  1. Terrell Owens
  2. Chad Johnson
  3. Randy Moss
  4. Deion Sanders

12. Which Hall of Famer played his entire NFL career with the Denver Broncos?

  1. Jerry Rice
  2. Brett Favre
  3. John Elway
  4. Joe Montana

13. How does a player signal a "fair catch" in the NFL?

  1. Waves his arms sideways
  2. Waves his hand over his head
  3. Jumps in place
  4. Puts both hands on hips

14. What number does quarterback Josh Allen wear for the 2019 Buffalo Bills?

  1. 7
  2. 12
  3. 17
  4. 10

15. Which Super Bowl team included Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, and Marshall Faulk?

  1. New England Patriots
  2. St. Louis Rams
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers

16. Who was the winning coach in Super Bowl 1?

  1. Don Shula
  2. Vince Lombardi
  3. Tom Landry
  4. Chuck Noll

17. What team did NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown play for in the NFL?

  1. New York Giants
  2. Cleveland Browns
  3. Chicago Bears
  4. Detroit Lions

18. How many NFL teams did Peyton Manning play for in his career?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

19. Who is the Seattle quarterback that threw 31 touchdowns in the 2019-20 NFL season?

  1. Russell Wilson
  2. Matt Hasselbeck
  3. Jim Zorn
  4. Warren Moon

20. What team was at the center of the Deflategate scandal in the 2014 AFC Championship Game

  1. Baltimore Ravens
  2. Indianapolis Colts
  3. New England Patriots
  4. Denver Broncos

21. What running back nicknamed "The Bus" won a Super Bowl in 2006 in his hometown of Detroit?

  1. Emmitt Smith
  2. Jerome Bettis
  3. Barry Sanders
  4. LaDainian Tomlinson

22. What position does former USC star Sam Darnold play?

  1. Running back
  2. Quarterback
  3. Wide receiver
  4. Linebacker

23. Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single game record for a rookie with how many yards passing?

  1. 400
  2. 433
  3. 462
  4. 488

24. Who knocked Pittsburgh out of the 2017-18 NFL Playoffs?

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Tennessee Titans

25. Peyton Manning joined the Broncos for the 2012 season, how many seasons did he play for the Colts?

  1. 12
  2. 13
  3. 14
  4. 15

26. In 2016, what team included running back Christine Michael?

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Dallas Cowboys
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. New York Giants

27. Tim Tebow played college football with what school

  1. University of Florida
  2. Ohio State University
  3. University of Alabama
  4. University of Michigan


🧑‍🎤 Trivia questions for people who consider the Half Time show as the main event

Football isn't everyone's cup of tea and that's okay. There's more to football than... well, football. And that's especially true during the Super Bowl. From the big spectacle of entertaining ads to the main musical act. Let's walk through some questions to engage people on your team who love pop culture and music!

28. Which NFL team’s cheerleading squad has a Netflix docu-series about them?

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. Green Bay Packers
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Kansas City Chiefs

29. Which famous pop star’s newly formed relationship with an NFL athlete influenced an entire new audience for the NFL in the 2023-2024 season?

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Miley Cyrus

30. Which artist's Half Time performance included a memorable left shark?

  1. Katy Perry
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Rihanna
  4. Ariana Grande

31. Which Super Bowl Half Time show featured a famous wardrobe malfunction?

  1. Britney Spears and Aerosmith
  2. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake
  3. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
  4. Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child

32. Which artist performed the Super Bowl Half Time show in 2016, known for the hit song"Uptown Funk"?

  1. Justin Timberlake
  2. Bruno Mars
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Coldplay

33. How much do artists get paid to perform at the Super Bowl Half Time show?

  1. $1 Million
  2. $3 Million
  3. $7 Million
  4. $0

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📺 Trivia questions for the marketers in the room (Super Bowl ads)

On top of the Half Time show, another great way to involve non-football fans in your NFL trivia game is to test your teams' knowledge on the fun and engaging Super Bowl ads. Take your audience on a stroll down memory lane and remember all of the clever (or not so much) ads companies have launched during the Super Bowl!

34. What product was famously promoted by the slogan "Where's the beef?" in a 1984 Super Bowl ad?

  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Wendy's
  • Taco Bell

35. Which Super Bowl ad featured the tagline "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like"?

  • Axe
  • Old Spice
  • Gillette
  • Dove

36. Which cryptocurrency exchange aired a 2022 Super Bowl ad featuring a bouncing QR code?

  • Coinbase
  • Binance
  • Kraken
  • Gemini

37. What was the average cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad in 2024?

  • $4.5 Million
  • $3 Million
  • $10 Million
  • $7 Million

38. Which brand’s 2021 Super Bowl ad featured Dolly Parton singing a revamped version of "9 to 5" as "5 to 9"?

  • GoDaddy
  • Squarespace
  • Wordpress
  • Shopify

Answer key

  1. Yards
  2. Pigskin
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. NFC East
  5. 5 Yards
  6. Miami, Florida
  7. Dallas
  8. Super Bowl
  9. Sunday
  10. A flag
  11. Chad Johnson
  12. John Elway
  13. Waves his hand over his head
  14. 17
  15. St. Louis Rams
  16. Vince Lombardi
  17. Cleveland Browns
  18. 2
  19. Russell Wilson
  20. New England Patriots
  21. Jerome Bettis
  22. Quarterback
  23. 433
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. 14
  26. Seattle Seahawks
  27. University of Florida
  28. Dallas Cowboys
  29. Taylor Swift
  30. Katy Perry
  31. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake
  32. Bruno Mars
  33. $0
  34. Wendy’s
  35. Old Spice
  36. Coinbase
  37.  $7 Million
  38. Squarespace


Run Trivia the easy way with Polly

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The best part is? You can launch Trivia right from Slack or Microsoft Teams to make it easier for your audience to participate. 

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