Test your NFL IQ

Have you spent the last 17 Sundays parked on a couch yelling at your flat-screen television? Did at least three of your four fantasy teams make the playoffs? If so, then this quiz is for you. How many of these 10 questions about the NFL leaders can you answer? No cheating, please.

1. This quarterback led the league in passing yards for the fourth time in the last five years. He has thrown for 4,000 yards for 10 straight seasons.

A. Tom Brady, Patriots

B. Drew Brees, Saints

C. Eli Manning, Giants

D. Philip Rivers, Chargers

2. It was a mixed year for this quarterback, who led in interceptions, sacks and fumbles. He did have the regular season’s longest pass, at 90 yards.

A. Blake Bortles, Jaguars

B. Sam Bradford, Eagles

C. Marcus Mariota, Titans

D. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers

3. An unexpected starter, this quarterback led in completion percentage.

A. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets

B. Brock Osweiler, Broncos

C. Tyrod Taylor, Bills

D. Kirk Cousins, Redskins

4. These three quarterbacks tied for leading the most comebacks, with four.

A. Teddy Bridgewater, Matthew Stafford, Ryan Tannehill

B. Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, Peyton Manning

C. Derek Carr, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan

D. Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers

5. Adrian Peterson came back from an overturned suspension to lead in rushing attempts and yards. Which three players tied him for the most rushing touchdowns, with 11?

A. Devonta Freeman, Jeremy Hill, DeAngelo Williams

B. Frank Gore, Latavius Murray, Jonathan Stewart

C. Todd Gurley, Ronnie Hillman, Doug Martin

D. Chris Ivory, Lamar Miller, Carlos Williams

6. Julio Jones of the Falcons led in receiving yards and tied for the most catches with this receiver.

A. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants

B. Antonio Brown, Steelers

C. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans

D. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins

7. This rookie had the most kick-return yards of any player.

A. Ameer Abdullah, Lions

B. David Johnson, Cardinals

C. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

D. Lucky Whitehead, Cowboys

8. In the first year of the longer extra point, this kicker led the way with 56 on 59 attempts.

A. Chandler Catanzaro, Cardinals

B. Graham Gano, Panthers

C. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

D. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders

9. This player led the league in sacks for the second time in his career.

A. Justin Houston, Chiefs

B. Khalil Mack, Raiders

C. DeMarcus Ware, Broncos

D. J.J. Watt, Texans

10. The longest interception return of the year was 99 yards, against the Patriots, by this player.

A. Stephon Gilmore, Bills

B. Reshad Jones, Dolphins

C. Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles

D. Darrelle Revis, Jets


1. (B) Drew Brees, Saints. At 36, Brees led the NFL in passing yards for the sixth time over all and had just 11 interceptions, his lowest total since 2004.

2. (A) Blake Bortles, Jaguars. Bortles’ 90-yard completion to Allen Robinson against the Saints was a rare highlight in a 5-11 season for the Jaguars.

3. (D) Kirk Cousins, Redskins. After Robert Griffin III was benched, Cousins’ accuracy helped the Redskins to a surprise playoff berth.

4. (C) Derek Carr, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan. Making a comeback requires falling behind, so average teams like the Raiders, the Bears and the Falcons tend to outperform the elite in this statistic.

5. (A) Devonta Freeman, Jeremy Hill, DeAngelo Williams. Eleven is the lowest league-leading total for rushing touchdowns since 1987, when Charles White and Johnny Hector also had 11.

6. (B) Antonio Brown, Steelers. Brown led on his own last season, with 129 catches. This season, he and Julio Jones each had 136.

7. (A) Ameer Abdullah, Lions. Cordarrelle Patterson of the Vikings edged Abdullah in yards per return.

8. (B) Graham Gano, Panthers. Playing for a potent offensive team is as important to a kicker’s stats as the strength in his leg.

9. (D) J.J. Watt, Texans. Watt’s sack total actually fell by three, but last season’s leader, Justin Houston of the Chiefs, had knee problems that led to a down season.

10. (C) Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles. Jenkins’ other interception this season was returned for zero yards.