Rules of American Football Explained
Last week, the NFL kicked off its 2021/2022 season. I am a mega fan, but I also recognise that a lot of people think that it is a boring game, and it is too stop start, or they just don’t know enough about it to get into it. This week on Pub Convos let’s talk about the basics of the game and certain nuances that you should know if you want to give the sport a go. The objective of the game is to score more points than the other team by either scoring touchdowns or field goals. A touchdown is when a player on the attacking team catches the ball in the endzone or runs into the endzone with the ball. The attacking team gets four tries to get the ball down the field by 10 yards each try is called a down. If they fail to push the ball downfield after 4 downs, they turn the ball over to the other team. Every time the attacking team makes 10 yards the downs refresh, this continues until the team scores or turns the ball over. A field goal is when a kicker kicks the ball through the goal posts. Now let’s look at some of the positions in this game.