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Quiz Updated Feb 6, 2017

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Name Origin Team % Correct
Named in honor of head coach Paul Brown.Cleveland Browns
88.8%
George Halas reasoned that football players were bigger than baseball players, and that these animals are bigger than cubs.Chicago Bears
86%
As the birthplace of the American Revolution, it sort of fit.New England Patriots
85.5%
Named for the spirit of adventure from pioneers brought west through a gold rush.San Francisco 49ers
83.8%
Joe Robbie picked it from a pool of fan suggestions for being 'one of the fastest and smartest creatures in the sea.'Miami Dolphins
83.7%
Art Rooney Sr. allegedly named the team after its city's legendary industrial history.Pittsburgh Steelers
83.2%
Named for the eponymous antagonist of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem.Baltimore Ravens
82%
Named for the proud tradition of horse racing in the Baltimore area. Yeah, about that...Indianapolis Colts
80.1%
Named to honor Lone Star Dietz, who may or may not have been Sioux; somehow, many Native Americans don't feel too gracious.Washington Redskins
80.1%
Hoping to be 'the monarch of the league', this team was named for 'the monarch of the jungle.'Detroit Lions
79.8%
Named 'The Rangers', but had to change its name thanks to an area baseball team already using the name.Dallas Cowboys
79.7%
Named for the subject of a famous jazzy marching song.New Orleans Saints
78.6%
Bert Rose chose this name due to the vast Scandinavian heritage of the region.Minnesota Vikings
77.3%
Named for a rare white tiger famously kept in the city zoo (well, actually, named after a team that was named after the tiger).Cincinnati Bengals
75.9%
Name was 'borrowed' from the town's baseball team, who have since moved to California. No, not the Dodgers.New York Giants
75.4%
An advisory board chose this name from a pool of 400, probably from its city's history of piracy.Tampa Bay Buccaneers
74.8%
Name Origin Team % Correct
In an attempt to modernize the team, Sonny Werblin chose this sleek name. Also, the stadium they would play in sat between two airports.New York Jets
73.8%
The Indian Packing Company gave this team $500 for uniforms and equipment.Green Bay Packers
71.9%
Owner Homer Marshman loved the name of Fordham University's sheepish mascot.Los Angeles Rams
71.5%
Named for the largest cat in the Americas. Alliteration helped.Jacksonville Jaguars
71.5%
A schoolteacher submitted this bird's name because it's 'proud and dignified with great courage and fight.'Atlanta Falcons
71.4%
Named for its state. No, really.Houston Texans
68.6%
Won a fan contest (like many teams) for its equine mixture of speed and might.Denver Broncos
63.3%
This name came in third in a fan contest after accusations that 'the SeƱors' was a fixed winner; perhaps 'brigand', 'bandit' and 'pirate' were too intense.Oakland Raiders
62.6%
Named for a traditional chant involving a bugle and a military command at Dodgers Stadium and USC games.Los Angeles Chargers
62%
Won a fan contest; presumably, alliteration was the reason the more common term 'osprey' wasn't chosen.Seattle Seahawks
61.6%
Used the same name as an AAFC team from earlier years, which itself was playing off the nickname of frontiersman William Cody.Buffalo Bills
58.5%
'Strength, leadership and heroic qualities' spawned this name, because we all remember how Cronus heroically ate his kids to avoid being usurped.Tennessee Titans
58.5%
Named for Harold Bartle, a mayor who earned his nickname for working with Native Americans in Wyoming.Kansas City Chiefs
57.4%
Named to have synergy between the team colors (black, blue and silver) and the team name.Carolina Panthers
56.6%
Named for their maroon jerseys, actually, not the animal.Arizona Cardinals
55.5%
Named for the patriotic mascot of the National Recovery Administration of the New Deal.Philadelphia Eagles
52.7%

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