NFL History Facts
The new American football era is upon us and it’s time to test your NFL knowledge. We have prepared a selection of the National Football League facts to keep you up to date with its history.
Who kicked the longest field goal in NFL history?
The record for the longest field goal ever belongs to Matt Prater. Broncos placekicker hit a 64-yarder at the end of the first half on December 8th, 2013.
Who is the greatest running back in NFL history?
According to Gil Brandt, a senior analyst for NFL Media, Joe Perry, can be considered the greatest running back of all time. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from the late 1940s and to the beginning of the 1960s and then for Baltimore Colts in the early 1960s. Perry has 8,378 career rushing yards and 53 career rushing touchdowns, holding the records several times during his career.
When was the highest score in NFL history hit?
In 1966 during the New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins game. The score was 113 points.
Who holds the record for the most touchdowns in NFL history?
Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks) is the current NFL leader with 208 receiving touchdowns.
Who holds the record for the most passing yards in NFL history?
Quarterback Drew Brees (the New Orleans Saints) with 80,157 passing yards. He is the first NFL quarterback ever to surpass the 80,000 marks.
Who holds the record for interceptions in NFL history?
Paul Krause (The Vikings) with 81 interceptions, returned for 1,185 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Who is the best NFL quarterback of all time?
Tom Brady (New England Patriots) is widely considered to be the greatest quarterback ever. He won three Super Bowl championships before 26, and now, at 43, holds an extensive list of NFL playoff records with 30 wins in 41 games, 1,025 completions, 73 passing touchdowns, and 11,388 yards.
What is the greatest comeback in NFL history?
The largest comeback in the league’s history took place on January 3rd, 1993, when the Buffalo Bills beat the Houston Oilers in overtime. The record 32-point comeback by Steve Christie became so legendary, it is referred to as simply The Comeback.
Who holds the record for the most sacks in NFL history?
Bruce Smith is the League’s current defensive sacks leader with 200 sacks.
Who connected on the longest field goal in NFL history?
Peacekeeper Matt Prater (The Denver Broncos) hit a record 64-yard field goal at the end of the first half, beating the Tennessee Titans on December 8, 2013.
Who holds the record for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the current championship leaders with six Super Bowl victories.
Who holds the record for having the most rings in NFL history?
The Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently holds the record for the most rings in the history of the NFL with six Super Bowl championships.
Who has the most combined tackles in NFL history?
Ray Lewis (the Baltimore Ravens), one of the most intense defensive players in the League’s history, has 2,059 tackles combined, which is the current record.
Who is the most prolific kicker in NFL history?
Justin Tucker, a placekicker for the Baltimore Ravens, is currently the most accurate kicker in the League’s history, with 90.1% successful field goals in a seven-seasons span.
Who holds the record for the longest punt in NFL history?
On September 21st, 1969 Steve O’Neal, who was then a New York Jet’s rookie, executed a 98-yard punt during the game with the Denver Broncos. It is considered to be the longest punt in professional football history to this day.
Who is the current NFL career rushing yard leader?
Emmitt Smith, a famed Dallas Cowboys running back, has 18,355 career rushing yards under his belt. This is the absolute record for NFL history.