The Rules of American Football

Explains the rules of American football. The object of the game is for your team’s score more points than the opposing team. Teams are made up of 46 players in the NFL with eleven players taking to the field at any one time. The field is 100 yards long by 53 yards wide with two 10 yard and zones at each end. White markings on the field how players referees and spectators keep track of what’s going on. The game starts with a kickoff. The team with possession of the ball is known as the offense on the team without the ball. Is the defense the job of the offense is to move the ball off the field and try and score points. This can be done by either running forwards with the ball or by throwing up the field pretty makes the catch. The offense is given four chances or four downs to make at least 10 yards. If the offense manages the ball 10 yards or more they will retain possession of the ball while given another four downs to make another 10 yards on your TV screen you will see this graphic. This tells you what down the team is on and this tells you how many of they need to make. If you’re also watching this on TV they will also show you the lines they need to cross in order to make their downs the defense’s job is to stop the offense moving the ball forward by tackling this includes pulling them to the ground stopping them from moving forward or forcing them off the field.

If the offense fails to move the ball 10 yards within four downs the ball is given to the defending team at that point the defending team will then bring on their offensive players and try and move the ball in the opposite direction so that they can score. You’ll most likely see the offense kick the ball away on fourth down to make it more difficult for the other team to score. Teams will usually have three different units of eleven players that come on the field at different times. They include the offense. These players will usually come on the field when they have possession of the ball. The offensive unit consists of these positions. The quarterback is the most important player on the field as he’s the one who decides to pass the ball up the field and head off to a teammate so that they can run with it or decide to run with it himself. These offensive line positions are usually responsible for protecting the quarterback the wide receivers are responsible for running down the field catch the ball thrown by the quarterback the tight end is responsible for blocking and also catching the ball in the middle of the field and the running back and fullback is responsible for running with the ball. Of the field. The defense these plays will usually come on the field when the other team has the ball. The defensive unit consists of these positions. The defensive line is responsible for moving past the offensive line.

The linebackers stop running backs coming through the defensive line. They’re also responsible for attacking the quarterback. The cornerbacks try and stop the wide receivers and the CFD try and stop the pass off the middle of the field.

Special teams or specialist players that come on the field when there’s a kick involved within the special teams is a mixture of offensive and defensive plays mixed with the response or kicker for offense or a punt returner for defense. Now you know what all the players do and how the game is played for how the score in American football. There are four different ways of scoring. Number one a touchdown. The main way of scoring is by a touchdown. If the ball is carried into the end zone area or thrown in court in the end zone This is a touchdown and is worth six points. Well like in Ruby you don’t need to touch the ball down on the ground. All you have to do is cross the line with the nose of the ball. Score number two extra points. Wants a touchdown has been scored. You have the option of kicking it through the old price for an extra point or try and pass or run the ball into the end zone for an extra two points. Most teams play it safe and go with the one points. Number three field goal at any time the team with the ball can kick the ball between the posts and over the crossbar. To do this they must hand it to a teammate who will hold it down to the ground ready for the kick it to make kick successful kick scores three points.

Number four a safety if the defense tackles an offensive play behind his on the goal line the defending team scores two points. The game is played in four 15 minute quarters for combined playing time at 60 Minutes. High score at the end of 60 Minutes when those ties are rare in American football and overtime periods are played if necessary to determine the winner. Different leaks have different rules about Target is that it is that all I need to know. Well, you’re almost there. But American football is filled with lots of rules and you’ll need to understand a few more of them before playing or watching a game. For example. Fumble if a ball carrier drops the ball That’s a fumble. Any player on the field can recover the ball by diving onto it’s the team that recovers a fumble gets possession of the ball. Interception an aggressive defense can regain possession of the ball by catching or intercepting passes that are meant for players on the other team or fumble recoveries and Inception can be run back into the end zone for touchdowns and sack if the defense tackles a quarterback while he has possession of the ball.

This is known as a sack. This is detrimental to the offense. Sudan is wasted on this usually results in a loss of yards. Incomplete pass. In a pass intended to receive a hits the ground first boy is thrown out of bounds. This is ruled an incomplete pass down is wasted umm play restart from the spot of the last known penalty if a player breaks one of the rules referees will throw flags on the field he’ll determine who made the foul And how many artist teams should be penalized challenge if a coach disagrees with the decision on the field they can throw red flags onto the field the previous play will then be reviewed and if the challenge is successful the ruling on the field is reversed if the challenge is unsuccessful and the ruling on the field stands they forfeit one timeout timeouts. If it seems what stop the clock to regroup take a break or discuss strategy they are allowed three timeouts per half each time out last sixty seconds please get a break it’s 12 minutes at halftime.

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