June 12, 2007) -- Every year in June, I give a series of final exams so you can test your knowledge of the previous season. The test is designed to remind you of a few of the performers who played better or worse than you might remember. The second test will feature team performances. Take the test in five minutes and of course no cheating!
TRUE/FALSE ... that means you have a 50/50 chance, which always helps the guessers.
1.) Jon Kitna threw more touchdown passes last season than any of the following quarterbacks: Brett Favre, Ben Roethlisberger, Chad Pennington.
2.) Marc Bulger threw fewer interceptions in 2006 than any of the following signal-callers: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Eli Manning.
3.) Matt Leinart and Vince Young both threw more touchdowns than interceptions in their first seasons.
4.) J.P. Losman threw fewer touchdowns than any of the following players: Chad Pennington, Matt Hasselbeck or Steve McNair.
5.) Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for more touchdowns than Edgerrin James and Thomas Jones combined.
6.) Steven Jackson was fourth in the NFL in rushing yards behind LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson and Frank Gore.
7.) 23 NFL running backs rushed for over 1,000 yards last year, and that group included Willis McGahee and Shaun Alexander.
8.) Larry Fitzgerald caught more passes than any of these receivers: Anquan Boldin, Isaac Bruce or Tony Gonzalez.
9.) Chad Johnson had more receptions than any of these receivers: Laveranues Coles, Donald Driver or Mike Furry.
10.) The Ravens had four defenders with more sacks than the top New England Patriot.
11.) The best pair of wide receivers (by number of receptions) in the NFL last year was the Colts' Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne with 181 grabs. The second-best tandem belonged to:
c.) Saint Louis
12.) The best sack tandem belonged to the Chargers with Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips combining for 28½. The second-best tandem belonged to:
13.) Who led the NFL in tackles last year?
a.) Zach Thomas
b.) DeMeco Ryans
c.) Lance Briggs
d.) Brian Urlacher
14.) The top safety in the NFL when it came to tackles was:
a.) Troy Polamalu
b.) Ed Reed
c.) Roy Williams
d.) Chris Hope
15.) Which one of these players had the most interceptions last year?
a.) Chris McAllister
b.) Walt Harris
c.) Lito Sheppard
d.) Pacman Jones.
Answer key in next post so don't scroll down if you haven't taken the exam yet!!