How many time-outs can a team have?
Teams are allowed to have three time-outs for the half of the game.
Five time-outs for the game
Three time-outs for the half of the game
There are no time-outs in American football
One time-out for the game
On what line the ball is set for kickoff?
For the kickoff, the kicker sets the ball on the 35 yard line (40-yard in school football). Then the kicker takes a run and kicks the ball toward the opponent's side.
Next to the home base
On the line of the gates
How many tries does the offensive team have to get 10 yards?
Basically you get four attempts (a down) to move the ball 10 yards (by either running or passing it).
When "three and out" is said?
Sometimes commentators on the TV say three and out. It means that the team failed to get 10 yards and it had to punt.
The first try to get 10 yards
The team failed to get 10 yards after 4 tries
The team failed to get 10 yards and it has to punt
The team earns touchdown for three times
What is a field goal?
Field goal is kind of a consolation prize for the attacking team, which wanted to touch down but gets stuck within 30 yards from the opponent's scoring area. To score a field goal, the team in possession of the ball must place kick, or drop kick, the ball through the goal, i.e., between the uprights and over the crossbar.
A player with the ball crosses the goal line of the opponent
An additional point after touchdown
A kicker must place kick, or drop kick, the ball through the goal
A player of attacking is caught in his scoring area
Choose all the possible ways of scoring points for the team
Teams can score points as follows: touchdown (6 points), field goal (3 points), safety (2 points).
Where is tailback positioned?
Tailback or halfback is a position on offense that lines up in the backfield and is primarily responsible for running with the football. The tailback should also be able to find holes in the opponent's defense and dexterously run through them using ball fakes.
Behind the center
To the left from the center
Behind the quarterback
Behind all the players on offense
Which tasks do linebackers have?
Linebackers are positioned behind the line of scrimmage. This player has many functions depending on how the playing situation unfolds. He should attack the quarterback, cover receivers, attack players, who keep the ball.
Cleaning the way for the tailback
Attacking the quarterback
Receiving the ball
What does punter do?
Punter is a player who receives the snapped ball directly from the line of scrimmage and then punts (kicks) the football to the opposing team so as to limit any field position advantage (this can happen during the 4th try).
He knocks the ball out during a drop-ball
He knocks the ball out of other player's hand
Takes the snap and puts the ball on the ground
Catches the ball and carries it across the field
Can the team on defense stop a player on offense, if he stands farther than 5 yards and he's delivered a pass?
The team of defense has no right to stop a player on offense during the ball receiving (the moment when the latter is delivered a pass), if he's at a distance farther than 5 yards from the attacking line, if the players on defense cannot receive the ball.
Yep, American football differs from the common one not only with the shape of the ball. You aren't bad at its rules but hard moments and small details were a true discovery for you. Despite the complexity of this kind of sport, one can still learn the basics, you just need to watch a couple of games and read a few articles. And then - to come to the field or to be a referee if playing the game is not for you. Be quick and tell your friends about your result, learn all the details and gather a team for practicing!
You are great at all the rules of American football, even intricate moments and small details. Despite the complexity of this kind of sport, it's felt that you have the hours of watched matches and pages of read rules under your belt. Having this knowledge, you can appear on the field or be a referee if playing the game is not for you. Be quick and tell your friends about your result, learn all the details and gather a team for practicing!