Pro football rules

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for the upcoming superbowl just a little vocabulary so that we know our superbowl lingo

fumble

loss of ball while in hands

interception

A pass that the opposing team catches thus a turnover

touchdown

when a teams offense make it to the other side of the field to the scoring area called an endzone

deflection

when a defensive player swats down a pass before it is completed

field goal

when a team kicks the ball into an "upright" an object that looks like a tuning fork if made then the team gets three points if missed then the team losses possion

punt

when a team has not succesfully made first down thus a punter comes out and kicks the ball down field as far as possible and if the ball goes out of bounds the opposing teamwill get possion at that spot if not then were ever the punt returner is downed

offside

illegally beyond the line of scrimmage resulting in a 5 yard penalty

false start

is called if an offensive player is already set for the snap and moves or flinches before the snap of the ball resulting in a 5 yard penalty

pass interference

If the offensive or defensive player makes illegal contact or interferes with an opponent going after a pass (offensive 15 yards, replay down -- defensive 15 yards, automatic 1st down)

encroachment

touching a player of an opposing team before the ball is snapped resulting in a 5 yard penalty and a replay of down

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