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Other ways to score.The most common....after a touchdown the team that scores a touchdown has two choices. They may kick the ball through the field goal posts (sometimes called "the uprights") or they may try to go for the "2 point conversion" which is essentially another touchdown worth two points.2nd most common.....a team decides they are too far away from getting a touchdown or another 1rst down (getting them another 4 downs) but they are close enough that they could probably kick the ball through the field goal posts. They can go for the "field goal". That's worth 3 points. (Field goal distance is measured from the back of the end zone to the spot where the kicker is. The end zone is ten yards and the kicker is usually about 7 yards back from the line of scrimmage where the players are. So basically tack on 17 yards to wherever the ball is. So realistically a ball at the 30 yard line is like a 47 yard field goal.) The longest field goal ever kicked was I think 64 yards or so. So that ball was probably near the 38 yard line. Anything over about 42 yards is not easy. Anything over 50 is difficult. Over 60 is almost impossible. A safety is when the defense tackles the offense in their own end zone. That is worth 2 points aaaannnndddd the team that gets the safety gets the ball back. It's a huge play.I have to go. We'll be back
Technically a team has more than more 4 downs to score a "goal" (we call them touchdowns). A team starts with a set of 4 downs in which they are required to move the ball 10 yards. If they succeed in moving the ball a minimum of 10 yards, they receive a new "set" of 4 downs to attain another 10 yards. Hence, 1st and 10 (1st down, 10 yards to go). If they do not make the 10 yards or score a touchdown in 4 downs (without getting the 10 yards), possession changes. Often times a team will punt on 4th down to give the ball back to the opponent if they have a bunch yards to go and they are too far away to attempt a 3 point field goal by kicking it through the uprights at the end of the end zone.
This is exhaustingFootball is wicked complicatedBasically, big strong, athletic, fast guys kick the crap out of each other and it's fun to watch happen
With Superbowl coming, it seems a good timing to get into it since many people are talking about it, even some of my local friends. I've watched some few highlights last year, but I am very clueless about football rules as my country isn't really into it. All I know is each team have 4 downs to make it to the goal.I don't know how a flag is called. All I know is it is equivalent to foul. With the physicality of football, all tackles looks like a foul to me.I know some of scoring works, like touchdowns and free kicks. But I have no idea how scoring from safety works or other ways of scoring.Unlike basketball, football seems to have too many position to memorize. So it's gonna take a while for me to learn.