NFL Playoffs Trivia: Test your Knowledge of NFL History

NFL Playoffs Trivia: Test your Knowledge of NFL History

As January rolls around once again, we’re reminded that this is hands down the best month for football. The stakes are higher, competition is tougher, and it’s finally time to crown another Super Bowl Champion. With all the excitement building for this year’s playoffs, let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the greatest moments in NFL playoff history in quiz form. It’s time to test your knowledge about playoffs past and see if you’re truly an NFL superfan.

NFL Watch // Tom Terrific Does It Again

NFL Watch // Tom Terrific Does It Again

NFL Watch // Tom Terrific Does It Again

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There’s clutch — and then there’s Tom Brady. Whether you love or hate him, Brady has been the standard for big game performances since taking the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback job in 2001. With his back against the wall in Sunday’s pivotal matchup with the New Orleans Saints, Brady delivered again as only he can.

His team trailing 27-23 with 2:24 left to play the fourth quarter, Brady threw a lame duck pass that was intercepted by Keenan Lewis, seemingly sealing the deal on a Saints victory. However, after failing to secure a first down, the Saints were forced to punt and Brady got one more chance with 1:13 left.

With the help of some good ol’ fashioned prevent defense. Brady guided the Patriots down the field, setting up 1st-and-10 on New Orleans’ 17 with 11 seconds left to play. Taking the snap out of the shotgun, Brady found rookie Kenbrell Thompkins in the corner of the endzone for the game-winning touchdown, the latest in a legendary career.

Now 5-1, the Patriots will travel to New York on Sunday to take on the Jets.

Also in Week 6, the Green Bay Packers were hit hard with injures in a slim victory over the Baltimore Ravens; Kansas City eased past Oakland to remain undefeated; the Pittsburgh Steelers picked up their first win of the season against the New York Jets; Denver won a surprisingly competitive game against Jacksonville; the Dallas Cowboys topped the rival Washington Redskins 31-16; and the San Diego Chargers pulled off a shocking Monday night win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Take a look at the football cleats that were worn in these games and more in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch // Tom Terrific Does It Again

Tom Brady wearing Custom Under Armour Cleats

Tom Brady – Custom Under Armour Cleats

Kenbrell Thompkins wearing Nike Vapor Pro Low TD

Kenbrell Thompkins – Nike Vapor Pro Low TD

Brandon Marshall Wears Green Nike Hypervenom for Mental Illness Awareness

Brandon Marshall – Nike Hypervenom

Jordy Nelson wearing Nike Vapor Pro Mid Pink

Jordy Nelson – Nike Vapor Pro 3/4

BenJarvus Green-Ellis wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD

Joseph Fauria wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4

Joseph Fauria – Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4

Sam Bradford wearing Nike Alpha Pro 3/4

Sam Bradford – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4

Jamaal Charles wearing Reebok Zig Blaze PE

Jamaal Charles – Reebok Zig Blaze

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Football Cleats Pink

Cam Newton – Under Armour Football Cleats

Emmanuel Sanders wearing Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3

Emmanuel Sanders – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3

Nick Foles wearing Nike Zoom Code Elite

Nick Foles – Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4

Peyton Manning wearing Reebok Zig Blaze

Peyton Manning – Reebok Zig Blaze

Marshawn Lynch wearing Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats

Marshawn Lynch – Air Jordan 12 PE

Vernon Davis wearing Under Armour Nitro III Mid PE

Vernon Davis – Under Armour Nitro III

Dez Bryant wearing Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats

Dez Bryant – Air Jordan 12 PE

Keenan Allen wearing Under Armour Blur

Keenan Allen – Under Armour Blur

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Week 13: NFL Player of the Week

Week 13: NFL Player of the Week

Week 13 NFL Player of the Week: Tom Brady

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If you read last week’s selection and think you’re experiencing a little déjà vu, that isn’t the case. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has once again outplayed his peers with relative ease. For the second straight week, he threw four touchdown passes with no interceptions en route to a 45-3 New England blowout over the division rival New York Jets. With his performance, Brady may have not only helped the Patriots lock up the AFC East, but also a second league MVP award for himself.

Brady picked apart the Jets defense, throwing a touchdown pass in every quarter of the game. When he wasn’t throwing touchdowns, he sustained drives that were capped off by BenJarvus Green-Ellis punch-ins. The Patriots scored on their first four possessions of the game, essentially putting any hope that this rivalry game would be competitive out to pasture early.

The big Patriots win is the 26th consecutive for Brady at home, surpassing Brett Favre’s record of 25-straight. Brady also moved into 13th place on the All-Time Touchdown Pass leaders list with 252. On the season, he’s thrown 27 touchdown passes and only 4 interceptions, presumably making him the front-runner for league MVP.

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Week 13: NFL Player of the Week

Week 12: NFL Player of the Week

Week 12: NFL Player of the Week - Tom Brady

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On paper, the Thanksgiving Day match-up between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions looked like a lopsided affair. However, after one half of play, the Lions held a lead and had limited Tom Brady to 0 touchdown passes. Then the two-time Super Bowl MVP showed us exactly why you can never count him out. Brady shined in the second half, throwing for tremendous accuracy and tossing four touchdown passes, earning himself Week 12 NFL Player of the Week honors.

When Brady enters his zone, he’s almost impossible to stop. The Lions started off the second half well, once again holding the New England offense in check. However, after Lions quarterback Shaun Hill threw an interception on the ensuing possession, the Patriots went on a touchdown streak. Brady started off the aerial assault when he hit receiver Wes Welker with a 5-yard touchdown pass. Next Pats possession, Brady found a wide-open Deion Branch, who abused Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith on his way to a 79-yard score. The same two receivers were on the other end of Brady touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, making four on the day. New England would tack on another rushing touchdown afterward, scoring on their fifth straight possession of the second half.

One of the more interesting facts about this game is that outside of the Patriots, the Lions were the only team Brady had never thrown a touchdown pass against. With the 4 TD passes, Brady moved past Boomer Esiason on the All-Time Touchdown Passing list with 248 for his 10-year career. He completed 21 of 27 passes with no interceptions, netting him his second perfect passing rating of 158.3 for the second time in his career.

Was Brady your man this week? Dwayne Bowe and Peyton Hillis certainly made things interesting. Let us know how you feel about the selection below.

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