posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 05:26 PM
reply to post by CX
haven't got a clue how to play the game
I can try to give you a basic explanation and feel free to ask any questions.
Each team has 11 players. They flip a coin to see who gets the ball first. The game starts with what's called "The kick off". The team who won the
coin flip chooses to kick or receive in the first half and when the second half starts the other team will kick off.
After the kick off, the first object is to try to move the ball a minimum of 10 yards to get a "first down". The team with the ball get 4 tries to
move the ball 10 yards. Each try is called a "down". They have the option to throw the ball or run the ball on each try. If a team gets 10 yards they
get 4 new tries to make it another 10 yards.
There are a few ways to score. But the two main ways are to get a "touchdown" worth 6 points by throwing the ball or running it across the goal line.
If they score a touchdown they get to try for an extra point by kicking the ball between the goal post. The next way top score is a field goal. worth
3 point. If they kick the ball between the goal post. After a team scores they must "kick off" to the other team.
edit on 3-2-2013 by
MagicWand67 because: (no reason given)