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STEVE DeSHAZO: A game that puts fans to test

YOU KNOW ALL about Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. You’ve probably seen sneak previews of most of the commercials. You probably even can recite the weather forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday.

But how well do you really know the Super Bowl?

Take this 25-question pop quiz and find out whether you’re closer to Joe Montana or Hannah Montana. Four points each. Answers at the end. (No peeking).

1. Who is widely credited with coining the term “Super Bowl”?

2. Which team has won the most Super Bowls?

3. Which four teams have the most Super Bowl losses? (One point each.)

4. Name the four current NFL franchises that have never played in the Super Bowl (One point each).

5. Name the four teams that have played in the Super Bowl without ever losing. (One point each).

6. Which team made the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances? How many?

7. Which two cities have hosted the most Super Bowls? (Two points each).

8. Who holds the Super Bowl record for most rushing yards in a game?

9. Who won the most Super Bowl rings as a player?

10. Who won the most Super Bowl MVP awards?

11. Name the only Super Bowl MVP from a losing team.

12. Name the only MVP chosen for his special-teams contributions.

13. How many Super Bowls have gone into overtime?

14. How many teams have posted a Super Bowl shutout?

15. Peyton Manning is trying to become the first quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different franchises. Name the other two QBs to start Super Bowls for two different teams. (Two points each.)

16. Which two teams met in consecutive Super Bowls?

17. Name the two teams that won the Super Bowl a year after losing the game. (Two points each.)

18. Name the three teams that lost the Super Bowl a year after winning it. (One point each; we’ll give you a free point for trying.)

19. Which team scored the most points in a single Super Bowl quarter?

20. Name the four players to score three touchdowns in one Super Bowl game. (One point each.)

21. Who kicked the longest Super Bowl field goal?

22. Name the only player to intercept three passes in one Super Bowl.

23. How many punts have been returned for touchdowns in Super Bowl history?

24. Name the four teams that were not penalized in a Super Bowl game. (One point each.)

25. Which four head coaches have led two different franchises to the Super Bowl? (One point each.)

 

ANSWERS

1. Former Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt.

2. Steelers (six).

3. Bills, Broncos, Patriots and Vikings (four each).

4. Browns, Jaguars, Lions and Texans.

5. Ravens (2–0); Buccaneers, Jets and Saints (each 1–0).

6. Bills, four straight (XXV–XXVIII).

7. Miami and New Orleans (10 each).

8. Timmy Smith, Redskins (204 vs. Denver, XXII).

9. Charles Haley, five (two with 49ers, three with Cowboys).

10. Joe Montana (three).

11. Chuck Howley, Dallas (V).

12. Desmond Howard, Packers (XXXI).

13. Zero.

14. Zero.

15. Craig Morton (Cowboys, Broncos) and Kurt Warner (Rams, Cardinals).

16. Bills and Cowboys (XXVII and XXVIII).

17. Cowboys (lost V, won VI); Dolphins (lost VI, won VII).

18. Cowboys (won XII, lost XIII); Redskins (won XVII, lost XVIII); Packers (won XXXI, lost XXXII).

19. Redskins, 35 in second quarter vs. Denver (XXII).

20. Roger Craig, 49ers (XIX); Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters, 49ers (XXIX); Terrell Davis, Broncos (XXXII).

21. Steve Christie, Bills, 54 yards (XXVIII).

22. Rod Martin, Raiders (XV).

23. Zero.

24. Dolphins (VI); Steelers (X); Broncos (XXIV); Falcons (XXXIII).

25. Don Shula (Colts, Dolphins); Dick Vermeil (Eagles, Rams); Mike Holmgren (Packers, Seahawks); John Fox (Panthers, Broncos).

 

SCORING

91–100: All-Pro

81–90: Starter

71–80: On the team

61–70: Taxi squad

60-under: Cheerleader

 

Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443

sdeshazo@freelancestar.com

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