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During the 2020-21 NFL season, seven of 32 teams in the NFL fired their head coach.
Tom Brady is playing in his tenth Super Bowl on February 7, 2021. The ten Super Bowls represent 18% of all Super Bowls in NFL history and 48% of all Super Bowl since he was drafted in the league.
Derrick Henry rushed for over 2000 yards in 2020 as a member of the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are now the only franchise in NFL history with two different players to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season.
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When Don Hutson – wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers – retired from the NFL in 1945, he had 99 receiving touchdowns, 62 more than the next closest player. He led all players with 99 receiving touchdowns until 1989.
Four quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown for 70,000 yards or more (Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre) for a total of 303330 yards, which is the equivalent to 277.4 KMs.
The 2020 NFL regular season was the first in history to have at least one game on each day of the week.
Despite owning the worst winning percentage in league history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have more Super Bowl appearances than seven teams, and more Super Bowl wins than 12 NFL franchises.
Two teams in NFL history have had an undefeated regular season – the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the 2007 New England Patriots. The Miami Dolphins won the Super Bowl that year while the New England Patriots were upset by the New York Giants.
The 2004 Indianapolis Colts are the only team in NFL history to have three wide receivers catch over 1000 yards and catch at least ten receiving touchdowns.
Matthew Stafford is the only quarterback in NFL history with over 45,000 yards passing and no wins in the playoffs.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots Super Bowl in 2017 was the first and only Super Bowl – as of January 2021 – to go into overtime.
Peyton Manning has won the most league MVPs – winning five in his career.
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Jim Brown is the only player in NFL history to average over 100 yards rushing per game.
Eric Dickerson rushed for 2105 rushing yards in 1984, which remains the single-season record 37 years later (one of the longest-standing records in NFL history).
When Jerry Rice set the record for receiving touchdowns in a season (22), he only played 12 games. Randy Moss would break that record in 2007 with 23 receiving touchdowns in 16 games.
The 2021 NFL playoffs were the first year to feature seven teams from each conference.
The NFL is the richest sports league in the world – making over $11 billion USD in revenue in 2019. It is the only league in the world to make over $10 billion in revenue in a single year.
The new stadium in Los Angeles – home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers – opened in 2020. The stadium's total cost was between $5-6 billion – making it the most expensive stadium ever built.
After the Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas after the 2019 NFL season, no teams in the NFL share a stadium with a Major League Baseball team.
Despite the increase in offence – especially over the last ten years – the 1950 Los Angeles Rams have the NFL record for most points per game in a season – averaging 38.83 in 1950.
Alvin Kamara rushed for six touchdowns in a game on December 25, 2020 – tying the NFL record, which was set (and never matched until Kamara) by Ernie Nevers in 1929.
Brandon Marshall set the NFL record with 21 catches in a game. However, it came in a losing effort.
The record by a player for interceptions in a season was set by Dick "Night Train" Lane in 1952. Since 1982, no player in the NFL has finished a season with more than ten interceptions in a season.
There you have it! Some NFL facts that will make you an expert.