Test your Football IQ: Papa John's "Big Game" Trivia Roundup
Test your football IQ with these Papa John's "Big Game" trivia questions. We posed a question each day this week and had our Twitter peeps guess the answer. See how many of the questions below you can guess right.
Q: Who holds the record for the most career fumbles in a SB ?
A: Roger Staubach
-In four appearances, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback fumbled five times. Staubach appeared in four Super Bowls, leading Dallas to a blowout 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. The fumble issues started in Super Bowl X, where Staubach fumbled three times in a loss against the Steelers. He also fumbled once in Super Bowl XII and Super Bowl XIII.
Q: In how many Big Games have there been no touchdowns?
-Every team in Super Bowl history has recorded at least 3 points in a game.
Q: Who was the first defensive player to be named a SB MVP?
A: Chuck Howley
-The Dallas Cowboys linebacker recored two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a 16-13 loss to the then Baltimore Colts. He's also the first player on a losing team to be named MVP. Share that one with friends...Got em!
Q: Which player has been a part of the most SB victories?
A: Charles Haley
-The the former Cowboys and 49ers linebacker/defensive end was on the winning side of five Super Bowls. Haley recorded 100.5 career sacks in 12 seasons.
Q: Player named SB MVP the most times?
A: Tie-Joe Montana and Tom Brady
-Joe Montana was named MVP in Super Bowl XVI, XIX, and XXIV totaling 785 passing yards and 9 touchdowns. Tom Brady was also named MVP in SB XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XLIX. He totaled 827 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Q: Which team scored the fewest points in a SB game?
A: Miami Dolphins
-The Fins scored just three points in SB VI against the Dallas Cowboys in 1972.
Q: Who is the only cornerback to be named Super Bowl MVP?
A: Larry Brown
-The former Dallas Cowboy notched two picks against the Dallas Cowboys, helping his team overcome the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. Two safeties have also been named MVP -Dexter Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jake Scott of the Miami Dolphins. They each also intercepted two passes in their games.
Q: Which quarterback had the most passing attempts in a SB?
A: Jim Kelly
-The former Buffalo Bills quarterback appeared in four games, one less than John Elway and two less than Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. However, none attempted more passes than Kelly, whose 58 attempts against the Washington Redskins in SB XXVI holds the record. He completed just 28 of those passes for 275 yards, 2 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Q: How is the home team decided for a SB?
A: It rotates every year based on the Super Bowl number.
-The AFC champ is the home team for even-numbered Super Bowl years while the NFC champ is home during odd-numbered Super Bowl years.
Q: First NFC Wild Card team to win a SB?
A: Oakland Raiders
-The Wild Card system was developed in 1970 and although the Cowboys made it to the Super Bowl in 1975, they lost. The Raiders would win Super Bowl XV against the Philadelphia Eagles in 1980 by a score of 27-10. Since then, only five other teams have won a Super Bowl after making it into the playoffs as a wild card team.
Q: Most interceptions thrown by a quarterback in a SB?
A: Rich Gannon
-The Oakland Raiders quarterback tossed five picks in SB XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Several quarterbacks have recorded four interceptions and another 11 have recorded three interceptions.
Q: Who are the only two SB MVPs born outside of the United States?
A: Hines Ward, Mark Rypien
-Ward was born in Seoul, South Korea and Rypien was born in Calgary, Canada.