The Immaculate Reception, The Tuck, and The Catch: Memorable NFL Events

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 27: Detroit Lions fans and cheerleaders in the first round of the NFL Draft on April 27, 2023 at Union Station in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Immaculate Reception, The Tuck, and The Catch: Memorable NFL Events

The Immaculate Reception, The Tuck, and The Catch are three iconic terms that refer to specific events that happened in 3 key playoff games in NFL history, 2 of which involved the Oakland Raiders (both negatively). Do you remember WHEN they occurred? That's what this quiz is all about. I will provide for you a specific memorable NFL event. Your task is to determine what year it occurred. Put on your thinking caps and think back to the past! Here we go.

What year did Miami have an undefeated regular season and playoff?

In what year did Dan Marino play in his only Super Bowl?

When was the 1st year that a Super Bowl was played in a domed-stadium?

After being held in NYC for many years, when did the NFL Draft start moving to different cities?

In what season did the Detroit Lions finish 0-16?

What year did New England have an undefeated regular season but lose in the Super Bowl?

In the Super Bowl era of the NFL, when was the first black Head Coach hired?

What year featured a Super Bowl where the 2 Head Coaches were brothers?

What year did the 'Tuck Rule' become a huge issue in an NFL playoff game?

What year did the 'Immaculate Reception' occur?

In what year did the New York Jets, lead by Joe Namath, pull off a huge 16 to 7 Super Bowl upset over the Colts?

In what year did Tom Brady win his 1st Super Bowl?

Tampa Bay had a 26 game losing streak that started in what year?

When was the 1st year that a Super Bowl was won by a team with a black Head Coach?

What year featured the 1st Super Bowl won by a former team from the AFL?

What year was the 1st Super Bowl?

When was the first black Head Coach hired in the NFL?

When was the 1st Super Bowl played in an outdoor venue in a northern, cold-weather city?

In what season did O.J. Simpson rush for over 2000 yards?

In what year did Buffalo lose their 1st of 4 consecutive Super Bowls?

In what year did the legendary 49er play known as 'The Catch' occur?

Chuck Noll lead the Steelers to 4 Super Bowl wins in a 6 year period. What year was the 1st one?

In what year did a strike by NFL players result in teams only playing 9 games that season?

In what year was there a 34 minute power outage in the Super Bowl contested by San Francisco and Baltimore?

In what season did the Pittsburgh Steelers shut out their opponents 5 times?

The Immaculate Reception, The Tuck, and The Catch: Memorable NFL Events

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A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.