NFL Football by Year, 2000-present

We give you one question about NFL football for every year from 2000 until the present. Can you answer them all?
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedDecember 20, 2019
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This quarterback wins an unprecedented 6th Super Bowl
Tom Brady
This Ram is Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row
Aaron Donald
This team loses all sixteen of its games, only the second team to ever do so
Cleveland Browns
This quarterback causes a kerfluffle by refusing to stand for the national anthem
Colin Kaepernick
The Seahawks lose the Super Bowl after NOT handing the ball off
to this star runnning back
Marshawn Lynch
This outspoken cornerback helps lead the Seahawks to a 43-8 Super Bowl victory
Richard Sherman
This QB throws for 5,477 yards, 55 touchdowns, and wins his 5th MVP award
Peyton Manning
This NFL defensive end has one of the most dominant seasons ever,
with 20.5 sacks and 16 passes deflected
J.J. Watt
This QB retires for the third and final time
Brett Favre
For the first time since 1978, the Pro Bowl is NOT played in this state
This quarterback's name becomes a verb meaning "to drop to one knee with one's
head on one's fist, in a sign of religious devotion".
Tim Tebow
This formation, with a running back receiving the snap,
becomes briefly popular in the NFL
This team finishes the regular season 16-0
New England Patriots
This NFL player rushes for 28 touchdowns, catches 3, and throws 2
LaDainian Tomlinson
These brothers are both NFL All-Pro players
Tiki and Ronde
This former NFL player dies from friendly fire in Afghanistan
Pat Tillman
This USC quarterback is selected with the first pick in the NFL draft
Carson Palmer
This running back breaks Walter Payton's record for career rushing yards
Emmitt Smith
This Giant sets the record for most sacks in a season (22.5)
Michael Strahan
The St. Louis Rams earn this nickname
The Greatest Show
on Turf
Level 69
Dec 21, 2019
You said "refusing to kneel for the national anthem"
Level ∞
Dec 21, 2019
D'oh, fixed.
Level 83
Dec 21, 2019
Funny mistake, though.
Level 74
Dec 22, 2019
7:00 minutes for these 20 questions is probably 3:00 minutes too many.
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2019
Good call. Lowered the time.
Level 65
Feb 2, 2020
Browns were the 3rd team to go 0-16. The others were the 08’ Lions and the 76’ Buccaneers
Level ∞
Feb 2, 2020
Buccaneers went 0-14.
Level 54
Feb 3, 2020
Kyle shanahan you idiot
Level 65
Feb 3, 2020
It's easy to blame the coach, but the Niners' players fell apart out there. Shanahan probably should have tried running the ball a few more times when they needed first downs, but it's not like he made some crazy boneheaded calls. He prepared his team and he made a ton of great calls on offense. The Niners' defense just got worn down at the end, and the Chiefs' offense exploited that. Jimmy Garoppolo is not good enough to get into a shootout with Patrick Maholmes no matter who is coaching.
Level 38
Feb 3, 2020
While the seahawks super bowl win was technically played in 2014, it was part of the 2013 season, and they are usually referred to as the 2013 champions (they actually beat Manning in the Super Bowl the same year he had all those crazy stats listed for 2013). Same thing with the next year
Level 52
Feb 3, 2020
Is it possible to make LT an acceptable answer for ladanian tomlinson?
Level 65
Feb 3, 2020
Many people think of "LT" as Lawrence Taylor, who was well-known by that nickname long before Tomlinson was, so I don't think it should count.
Level 23
May 11, 2020
LT is more commonly used for Lawrence Taylor, and it belongs to Lawrence Taylor.
Level 56
Feb 3, 2020
If this were college football I would have gotten them all.
Level 58
Feb 4, 2020
But it isn't.
Level 61
Feb 5, 2020
Why is Tebowing the 2009 question? Tim Tebow was still in college that year, and he didn't start an NFL game until December 2010; it would be a much better fit for 2011.
Level 48
Feb 7, 2020
Agreed. "Tebowing" began in 2011 during Tebow-Mania
Level 23
May 11, 2020
It's sad that they didn't record sacks back when Marchetti had his 43 sacks in 12 games season.
Level 26
Aug 16, 2020