How many points do you get for a field goal?
Three points are awarded for a field goal in American football.
A field goal (kicking the ball through the uprights at the end of the field) is worth 3 points in American football. There is no "point after" attempt for a field goal. In contrast, a touchdown (carrying the ball past the goal line) is worth 6 points and allows an attempt for an additional point after touchdown, which closely resembles a field goal.
If the team is faking the field goal on an extra point, or PAT, (point after touchdown), and successfully make it in the endzone, their team receives two points. But if the team is faking the field goal before they have scored a touchdown, and successfully make it into the endzone, their team receives six points, and get to try the extra point on the play after.
5. 1) 1 touchdown with a 2 point conversion (8 points) and 1 field goal (3 points). 2) 1 touchdown with a 1 point conversion (7 points) and two safeties (4 points). 3) 1 touchdown with no conversion (6 points), 1 field goal (3 points), 1 safety (2 points). 4) 3 field goals (9 points), 1 safety (2 points). 5) 1 field goal (3 points), 4 safeties (8 points).
An Adam Vinatieri field goal was the last points scored in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII. His field goal in XXXVI was the last play of the game and in XXXVIII the field goal came with four seconds left in the game. In Super Bowl XXXIX, his field goal was the last points scored by the Patriots although the Eagles came back with a late TD to pull the game within 3 points.