Coin toss determines who gets the ball first. Whoever wins the coin toss, chooses to kick or receive the punt, and then they go from there
One team kicks the ball as far down the field as possible, so that the opposing team has the furthest to run to get to the other side of the field, which would be a touchdown, 6 point. This is done only if they get to that big colored rectangle, the endzone, near that big yellow fork in the ground, which is the field goal, or the uprights, as it is sometimes called.
Once a team has the ball, and whoever caught it is brought down/tackled, they begin to fight for position, with the team with the ball trying to force their way toward the endzone to score, which is done by traveling 10-12 yards to a first down, which is always the goal, until they get at least halfway downfield. If someone that has the ball is tackled/brought down 5 times, the other team gets the ball right wherever it was last.
However, if it is the fourth down, the team with the ball usually kicks it to other team, instead of letting them have the ball where it is, which would make it easier for that team to score, as they are closer to scoring than they would be in they received a punt
Also, the ball is forced down the field one of two ways. The first way is passing, and that is done when the quarterback, the QB, backs up from his team and, whle trying not to get taken out, is able to throw the ball to one of his teammates that are "open" and able to catch the ball, trying not to let the defenders catch the pass instead of the intended recipient, the wide receiver, which would be an interception, which can also happen if someone is hit while running with the ball (a fumble).
The other way is by passing it off to the full back, the fastest big man, so that he can find a way through the defense to get as far down the field as possible, but at least to the first down within 4 attempts.
A touchdown, the biggest score, is 6 points, though after that, a team can try to kick the ball though the yellow fork for another point, which is comparatively easier than going for the 2 point completion. The completion, an extra 2 point move (making a 8 point play) is done by either running it in to the endzone or by passing it in, which is more dangerous the closer you are to the endzone, as the defenders are closer together, and everyone is bumping into each other.
Anyone can play American football if their heart in it.
They do play American Football in Ireland.
American Football is what we play in the U.S.A. a.k.a. football or the NFL.
The first known African-American to play pro football was Charles Follis
The American football team the Miami Dolphins play their home games in Miami, Florida.
Yes, in Jamaica they play football (soccer). It is likely that some Jamaicans even play American football.
Denmark doesn't play American football, but they do play soccer.
American football is basically rugby, English football is a lot better and you play.
Football (I mean American football)
play with the ball
they play a little thing called power puff football
If it is American football it is Canada.
it is a fun sport to play and its an American pasttime
yes because they play football b****
I wasn't aware there are different kinds? But if you mean American/English football they play English football.
If football you mean American Football? Then yes. If football, you mean Soccer? Then yes also!
AN OVAL SHAPED BALL
American Football, and Rugby!
NO its to big!