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According to the NFL Rulebook, Rule 8, Article 7 (page 53 of the 2011 Rulebook), a the enforcement in your example would be from the spot of the fumble, as it was forward of the line of scrimmage. Had the fumble or penalty occurred behind the line of
Rushing yards are an official stat. When a player receives a hand off or a backwards pass, he then advances the ball by running forward or "rushing". Most often you see this stat in the NFL for running backs
A touchdown is a means of scoring in American and Canadian football. Whether running, passing, returning a kickoff or punt, or recovering a turnover, a team scores a touchdown by advancing the ball into the opponent's end zone. DescriptionEdit To sco
Yes, teams agree to play in the games, presumably for a significant portion of the proceeds (though that, as with most things in the NFL, isn't made public). The reasons vary; for example, teams with small home stadiums and/or difficulty selling out
Just to go into a bit more detail about 'illegal touching': During a punt, if the kicking team is the first to touch the ball, then illegal touching occurred. At that point, the ball may be still considered live, if the ball has not stopped moving an
First you have two questions here. The first regarding circumstantial analysis about when to punt and so forth. ESPN has done many simulations on when the computers say you should punt, kick, or go for it
In the NFL the snap must be taken by someone who is not on the line of scrimmage - so none of the 5 ineligible receivers can be the first to handle a snap (guard grabbing snap for instance). The only caveat to this is anyone can touch the ball once i
In the NFL, there are injury designations. The injury designations indicate what percentage or chance that they'll play for that given day. The NFL specifically has one that outlines them based on percentages: Inactive (IA) - Players are officially i
Joe McKnight Joe McKnight Photo: Richard Barnes FILE - New York Jets running back Joe McKnight (25) dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Houston Texans' DeVier Posey (11) and Troy Nolan (33) trail during the second half of an NFL football game,
A team can score points by: - Making a touchdown by running the ball or passing the ball into the opponents end zone. A total of 6 points is awarded for a touchdown. o After a touchdown the scoring team then attempts a try