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The @sportsguychris Ultimate Super Bowl Trivia Answer Guide
Welcome back to the @sportsguychris 'Ultimate Super Bowl Trivia'. Now that you've all had an opportunity to test your knowledge of the big game, it's time to see how everyone stacks up. As I noted yesterday, each "category" has a higher degree of difficulty, and therefore, the more difficult the question, the higher amount of points. Each correct answer in the "Beginner" category is worth 1 point, 2 points for each correct answer in the "Medium" category, 3 points for "Pro", and 4 points for "Guru". Each "Bonus" question is worth 5 points. Check your answers against the key below, add up your points, and see which category you fall in - 'Novice', 'Veteran', 'Pro', 'Hall of Famer', and 'GOAT'. Without further ado here are the answers to the @sportsguychris "Ultimate Super Bowl Trivia": BEGINNER 1) Green Bay Packers 2) Tom Brady 3) Pittsburgh Steelers (6), Dallas Cowboys (5), San Francisco 49ers (5), and New England Patirots (5) 4) Buffalo Bills 5) Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts XLI & Denver Broncos 50 MEDIUM 6) Bart Starr, QB Green Bay Packers 7) 55 - San Francisco 49ers, XXIV, vs Denver Broncos 8) New England Patirots & Denver Broncos 9) Minnesota Vikings & Buffalo Bills 10) Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans PRO 11) Joe Namath, QB New York Jets 12) Dallas Cowboys & Buffalo Bills 13) James White, 14, HB New England - Super Bowl LI 14) Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers, & Tom Brady, New England Patriots 15) Bill Belichick GURU 16) Baltimore Colts (represented the 'NFL' in Super Bowl III, then switched to the 'AFC' following the merger in 1970, and then represented the 'AFC' in Super Bowl V) 17) Miami Dolphins (Bonus: Super Bowls VI, VII, & VIII) 18) Desmond Howard, Green Bay Packers, XXXI 19) a) Bob Griese, Miami Dolphins & b) Tom Brady, New England Patriots 20) Super Bowl IX (Pittsburgh went on to defeat Minnesota 16-6) BONUS: Timmy Smith, HB Washington Redskins BONUS: Don Shula, Baltimore Colts & Miami Dolphins Bill Parcells, New York Giants & New England Patriots Dick Vermeil, Philadelphia Eagles & St. Louis Rams Mike Holmgren, Green Bay Packers & Seattle Seahawks Dan Reeves, Denver Broncos & Atlanta Falcons John Fox, Carolina Panthers & Denver Broncos Points Key: 14pts or fewer - NOVICE Maybe just stick to the commercials, you have some knowledge of the game, but just at a beginner's level. 15pts - 24pts - VETERAN You've seen a Super Bowl or two, and you've got a pretty good base of Knowledge. It might not be enough to win you any 'trivia' accolades, but you have more knowledge of the big game than most. 25pts - 34pts - PRO You know your stuff and should be proud of your 'Super Bowl' knowledge. While you don't quite know it all, you know more than enough to make you a valuable trivia team member, and more than likely will be the aficionado at your party. 35pts - 49pts - HALL OF FAME Congratulations you are a 'Hall of Famer' when it comes to your knowledge of the Super Bowl. Very few will find themselves in this category, only the best, so give yourself a massive pat on the back - you earned it! 50pts - 60pts - The G.O.A.T. (Perfect score) Congratulations you somehow managed to get all of the questions correct, (or at the very least took advantage of the bonus questions) and we all bow before you and your infinite 'Super Bowl' knowledge. You are right there with MJ in basketball, Babe Ruth in baseball, and Tom Brady in football as the GOAT. Take your seat atop the throne and enjoy the game!
The Packers Path to the Playoffs does not have to be "Run the Table" 2.0
It was just a couple years ago when the Packers were 4-6 and Aaron Rodgers told the world he thought the team could "run the table" and get into the playoffs. They did, and even made some noise, making it all the way to the NFC title game before losing again. Fast forward to this current season, the Packers are 4-5-1. Does "run the table" 2.0 need to happen? They have a favorable schedule ahead of them starting Sunday night against the Vikings. Then they have the Cardinals, Falcons, Bears, Jets, and Lions left to go through so it is very possible they can run the table and still be in the running for the division title. The Bears lead the division, but still have the Rams, Vikings and the Packers to go through. If Green Bay can win out and the Bears go 2-3, Green Bay will win the division with a record of 10-5-1, and thus are in the playoffs. But what if they lose another game? They still have a chance at the wildcard even at 9-6-1. They would need some help, but still there is a chance. The Redskins without Alex Smith have three more division games to play and a game against the Jaguars. Seahawks still have the Vikings, Panthers, Chiefs, and three division games left on their schedule. Only other team ahead of them currently for the wildcard is the Panthers, and they still have four divisional games left including the Saints twice. So there is still hope, but thats what makes this Sunday night game so important. This is the one game they can not lose. If they do, all hope is practically gone as they would need a lot more help. The Vikings already being a game ahead of them in the standings would be in prime position for the wildcard and Green Bay's chances goes to single digits. With the victory, Green Bay will own the tie breaker over the Vikings,as well as momentum to get through the last stretch of the regular season. No matter what, their path to the playoffs starts this Sunday night at 8:20pm, in need of a very important victory on the road against a good division rival fighting for their own playoff lives. No pressure.