american football rules: things to know (Part 1)

Do you know what the largest North American sports are? One of them is American football. People play this game worldwide, but the NFL and other North America’s professional leagues have drawn the best global players with ease, thus making the leagues incredibly competitive. The sport’s pinnacle comes in the Super Bowl form played out yearly to a multitude of people all over the world.

What is the game’s object?

It aims at scoring more points than the opponents within the limited time. The requirement is moving the ball down its pitch in play’s phases before, in the end, getting it into the end zone. To achieve this, you throw the ball to your teammate. Either, run with it.

Each time has four chances for moving that ball ten yards in the forward direction. As soon as they pass these yards, they begin again for another ten yards. Following four downs having given and their failure for making it over the required yards, the ball will be over to their defensive team.

American football players and equipment

Each team generally has eleven players on the field. That said, the American football team indeed consists of 45 players. There are attacking, defence, and special groups in the teams. The first includes a faster, stronger, smaller player type. The defence is bigger and more powerful ones that stop players so that they cannot run. The third is in the game’s kicking and punting side; players there are quicker and larger.

The field of this game is, in general, about 160 yards wide and 100 yards long. People also draw lines there at ten-yard intervals. At the pitch’s end is the end zones, each of which has a length of 20 yards or so. You can find posts at each end, as well.