The Rules of American Football – EXPLAINED! (NFL)


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Ninh explains the rules of American
football the object of the game is for
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your team to score more points than the
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opposing team teams are made for 46
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place in the NFL with 11 plays taking to
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the field at any one time the field is
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100 yards long by 53 yards wide with two
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10-yard end zones at each end white
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markings on the field how plays referees
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and spectators keep a track of what’s
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going on the game starts with a kickoff
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the team with possession of the ball is
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known as the offense and the team
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without the ball is the defense the job
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of the offense is to move the ball up
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the field and try and score points this
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can be done by either running forwards
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with the ball or by throwing it up the
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field for a teammate to catch the
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offense is given four chances or four
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downs to make at least 10 yards if the
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offense manages threw the ball 10 yards
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or more they will retain possession of
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the ball whilst given another four downs
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to make another 10 yards on your TV
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screen you’ll see this graphic this
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tells you what down the team is on and
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this tells you how many yards they need
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to make if you’re also watching this on
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TV they will also show you the lines
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they need to cross in order to make that
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downs the defense’s job is to stop the
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offense moving the ball forwards by
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tackling this includes pulling them to
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the ground stopping them from moving
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forward or forcing them off the field if
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the offense fails to move the ball 10
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yards within four downs the ball is
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given to the defending team at that
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point the defending team will then bring
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on their offensive players and try and
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move the ball in the opposite direction
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so that they can score you will most
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likely see the offense kick the ball
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away on fourth down to make it more
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difficult for the other team to score
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teams will usually have three different
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units of 11 players that come on the
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field at different times they include
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the offense these players will usually
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come on the field when they have
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possession of the ball the offensive
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unit consists of these positions the
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quarterback is the most important player
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on the field as he is the one who
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decides to pass the ball up the field
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and it off to a teammate so that they
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can run with it or decide to run with it
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himself
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these offensive line positions are
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usually responsible for protecting the
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back the wide receivers are responsible
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for running down the fields catch the
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ball thrown by the quarterback the tight
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end is responsible for blocking and also
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catching the ball in the middle of the
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field and the running back and fullback
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is responsible threw in with the ball of
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the field the defense these plates will
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usually come on the field when the other
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team has the ball the defensive unit
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consists of these positions the
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defensive line is responsible for moving
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past the offensive line the linebackers
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stop running backs come in through the
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defensive line and they’re also
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responsible for attacking the
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quarterback the cornerbacks try and stop
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the wide receivers and the safeties try
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and stop the pass up the middle of the
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field
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special teams special teams are
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specialist players that come on the
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field when there’s a kick involved
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within the special teams is a mixture of
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offensive and defensive players mixed
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with either a punter or kicker for
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offense or a punt returner for defense
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now you know what all the players do and
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how the game is played for how do you
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score in American football there’s four
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different ways of scoring number one a
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touchdown the main way of scoring is
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wire a touchdown
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if the ball is carried into the endzone
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area or thrown in court in the endzone
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this is a touchdown and is worth 6
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points
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unlike in rugby you don’t need to touch
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the ball down onto the ground all you
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have to do is cross the line with the
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nose of the ball to score number 2 extra
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points once the touchdown has been
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scored you have the option of kicking it
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through the uprights for an extra points
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or try and pass or run the ball into the
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endzone for an extra two points most
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teams play it safe and go with the 1
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point number 3 field goal at any time
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team with the ball can kick the ball
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between the posts and over the crossbar
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to do this they must hand it to a
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teammate who will hold it down to the
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ground ready for the kicker to make a
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kick a successful kicks cores three
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points number four a safety if defense
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tackles an offensive player behind his
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own goal line the defending team scores
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two points the game is played in four
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50-minute quarters for a combined
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playing time of 60 minutes high score at
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the end of 60 minutes wins
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ties are rare in American football and
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overtime periods are played if necessary
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to determine the winner different
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leagues have different rules about tie
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games is that it is that all I need to
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know well you’re almost there but
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American football is filled with lots of
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rules and you’ll need to understand a
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few more of them before playing or
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watching a game for example fumble if a
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ball carrier drops the ball that’s a
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fumble any player on the field can
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recover the ball by diving onto its the
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team that recovers a fumble gets
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possession of the ball
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interception an aggressive defense can
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regain possession of the ball by
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catching or intercepting passes that are
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meant for players on the other team or
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football recoveries and interceptions
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can be run back into the endzone for
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touchdowns sack if the defense tackles a
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quarterback Wasi has possession of the
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ball this is known as a sack this is
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detrimental to the offense as the down
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is wasted and this usually results in a
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loss of yards incomplete pass if a pass
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intended to receiver hits the ground
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first or is thrown out of bounds
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this is ruled an incomplete pass and
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down is wasted and play restarts from
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the spot of the last down penalty if a
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player breaks one of the rules referees
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will throw flags onto the field it will
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determine who made the foul and how many
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yards his team should be penalized
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challenge if a coach disagrees with the
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decision on the field they can throw red
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flags onto the field the previous play
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will then be reviewed and if the
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challenge is successful the ruling on
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the field is reversed if the challenge
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is unsuccessful and the ruling on the
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field stands they forfeit one timeout
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timeouts if a team wants to stop the
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clock to regroup take a break or discuss
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strategy there are allowed three
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timeouts per half each timeout lasts 60
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seconds and players get a break of 12
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minutes at halftime now this is a lot to
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take in but once you start playing a
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watching American football the rules
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will become clear if you found this
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