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POINT OF FACT
Arlie W. Schardt
November 06, 1961
A National Football League quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts
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November 06, 1961

Point Of Fact

A National Football League quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

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? When was the National Football League organized?

?In 1920, but it was then called the American Professional Football Association. The present name was adopted in 1922.

? What is the longest-continuing rivalry in the NFL?

?That between the Green Bay Packers, the only team dating all the way back to the first official standings in 1921, and the Chicago Bears, who moved to Chicago from Decatur, Ill. in 1922. In 84 meetings, from 1921 through 1960, the Bears have won 50, Green Bay 28, and there have been six ties.

? In 16 seasons with the Washington Redskins, Sammy Baugh completed 1,709 passes, a league record. Who is closest to Bough's record?

? Bobby Layne of the Pittsburgh Steelers, now in his 14th season, had 1,623 completions at the end of 1960. Layne, however, has already attempted more passes than Baugh (3,318, for a 48.9% completion average). Baugh threw 3,016 passes for a 56.7% completion average.

? The two men who rank fourth and fifth among alltime NFL passers are still active, and are on the same team. Who are they?

? Y. A. Tittle (1,387 completions) and Charley Conerly (1,374), both members of the N.Y. Giants.

? What player scored the most points in one game?

?On Nov. 28, 1929 Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals made six touchdowns and kicked four extra points to score all of the Cardinals' points in a 40-6 victory over the Chicago Bears.

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