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AMERICAN FOOTBALL RULES: THINGS TO KNOW (PART 2)

Scoring

Once a player manages to score a touchdown, six points will be awarded to the team. The touchdown can be scored through either receiving the ball from the pass while in the end zone or carrying the ball to that zone. The touchdown has been scored, and then the attacking team have the chance to kick the ball for the extra point. As required, the ball passes between the upright posts for the successful kick.

The field goal is possibly scored from anywhere on a pitch from any time (often on the final down). Also, the successful kick will lead to three points. The safety is where the team of defence manages to handle the attacking opponent in their end zone; for that, the team will get two points.

Winning Your Game

If your team has the most points at the game’s end, it will be deemed the one that wins. When the scores are tied, overtime will be expected to come into play in which the teams will play the additional quarter until the winner is found.

American Football’s Rules

The games will last for four 15-minute quarters. The 2-minute break between the first & second and third & fourth quarters is inclusive along with the rest of 15 minutes between the second and third quarters (half time).

A team has four downs to gain 10 yards or more. They can run or throw the ball for making the yards. Once the group achieves the needed yards, the downs reset. The yardage resets as well. Failure to make the yardage following four downs will lead to a turnover.

There are many different plays which players can run on the down. Plays are made up through the teams and tend to have players running across the place in what is organized chaos. 

American football’s basic rules

American football is the typical sport of Americans, especially boys who want to express themselves. This sport is ranked above both football and on par with basketball. In this sport, players play with the main hand, feet to run and sometimes to catch the enemy, they rarely use the kick. Are you interested in learning about this sport? The following article will provide you with some information about the sport.

The rule of American football has some similarities to Canadian rugby but it still has differences in game rules and some other characteristics. Some of the main types of American football are high school, college, and professional types.

American football game rules

The attacking team has four times to find a way to get the ball going towards the part of the other team that gets 10 yards (each yard is 0.91 meters long). If after four times of playing without reaching 10 yards, it is imperative to give the ball back to the other team.

After that, your team will have to replace all attacking players with 11 defensive players while the other team does the opposite.

If the team is able to reach 10 yards once in their four turns of attacking, they will get four more turns. As such, if the attacking team sends the ball to the opponent’s bottom line, it gets 6 points – called a “Touch down“. After each score, 7 points (Touch down) and 3 points (Field goal), the team must return the ball to the other team by kicking it from the middle of the field towards the other team. After that, two teams exchange the turn.

There are two big football tournaments in the United States including professional NFL (National Football League) and the amateur (College Football) of universities competing with each other.