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Down (gridiron football)

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A down is a period in which a play transpires in American and Canadian football. [1]

37 relations: Ahmad Bradshaw, American football, Burnside rules, Canadian football, Chain crew, College football, Dead ball, End zone, Field goal, Fifth Down Game, Football, Forward pass, Fumble, Glossary of American football, Goal line (gridiron football), Kickoff (gridiron football), Line of scrimmage, National Football League, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Penalty (gridiron football), Play from scrimmage, Punt (gridiron football), Quarterback, Quarterback kneel, Quarterback sack, Rugby football, Rugby league, Running out the clock, Safety (gridiron football score), Single (football), Snap (gridiron football), Super Bowl XLVI, Touchback, Turnover on downs, Walter Camp, 1st & Ten (graphics system).

Ahmad Bradshaw

Ahmad Bradshaw (born March 19, 1986) is a former American football running back.

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American football

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

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Burnside rules

The Burnside rules were a set of rules that transformed Canadian football from a rugby-style game to the gridiron-style game it has remained ever since.

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Canadian football

Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area (end zone).

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Chain crew

In gridiron football, the chain crew (commonly known as the "chain gang") is a crew that manages signal poles on one of the sidelines.

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College football

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.

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Dead ball

Dead ball is a term in many ball sports in which the ball is deemed temporarily not playable, and no movement may be made with it or the players from their respective positions of significance.

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End zone

The end zone is the scoring area on the field, according to gridiron-based codes of football.

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Field goal

A field goal (FG) is a means of scoring in American football and Canadian football.

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Fifth Down Game

Fifth Down Game could refer to.

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Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with a foot to score a goal.

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Forward pass

In several forms of football a forward pass is a throwing of the ball in the direction that the offensive team is trying to move, towards the defensive team's goal line.

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A fumble in American and Canadian football occurs when a player who has possession and control of the ball loses it before being downed (tackled) or scoring.

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Glossary of American football

The following terms are used in American football, both conventional and indoor.

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Goal line (gridiron football)

The goal line is the chalked or painted line dividing the end zone from the field of play in American football and Canadian football.

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Kickoff (gridiron football)

A kickoff is a method of starting a drive in American football and Canadian football.

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Line of scrimmage

In American and Canadian football, a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line (across the width of the football field) beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun.

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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

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New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region.

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New York Giants

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area.

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Penalty (gridiron football)

In American football and Canadian football, a penalty is a sanction called against a team for a violation of the rules, called a foul.

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Play from scrimmage

A play from scrimmage is the activity of the games of Canadian football and American football during which one team tries to advance the ball, get a first down, or to score, and the other team tries to stop them or take the ball away.

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Punt (gridiron football)

In American and Canadian football, a punt is a kick performed by dropping the ball from the hands and then kicking the ball before it hits the ground.

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A quarterback (commonly abbreviated "QB") is a position in American and Canadian football.

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Quarterback kneel

In American football, a quarterback kneel, also called taking a knee, genuflect offense, or victory formation occurs when the quarterback immediately kneels to the ground, ending the play on contact, after receiving the snap.

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Quarterback sack

In American football and Canadian football, a sack occurs when the quarterback (or another offensive player acting as a passer) is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass, when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage in the "pocket" and his intent is unclear, or when a passer runs out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage due to defensive pressure.

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Rugby football

Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.

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Rugby league

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

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Running out the clock

In sports, running out the clock (also known as running down the clock, stonewalling, killing the clock, chewing the clock, stalling, or eating clock) refers to the practice of a winning team allowing the clock to expire through a series of pre-selected plays, either to preserve a lead or hasten the end of a one-sided contest.

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Safety (gridiron football score)

In gridiron football, the safety (American football) or safety touch (Canadian football) is a scoring play that results in two points (or, in rare cases, one point) being awarded to the scoring team.

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Single (football)

In Canadian football, a single (single point, or rouge), scoring one point, is awarded when the ball is kicked into the end zone by any legal means, other than a convert (successful or not) or a successful field goal, and the receiving team does not return, or kick, the ball out of its end zone.

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Snap (gridiron football)

A snap (colloquially called a "hike", "snapback", or "pass from center") is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage.

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Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2011 season.

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In American football, a touchback is a ruling which is made and signaled by an official when the ball becomes dead on or behind a team's own goal line (i.e., in an end zone) and the opposing team gave the ball the momentum, or impetus, to travel over or across the goal line.

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Turnover on downs

In American football and Canadian football, a turnover on downs occurs when a team's offense has used all their downs but has not progressed downfield enough to earn another set of downs, which gives possession of the ball to the team on defense.

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Walter Camp

Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football".

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1st & Ten (graphics system)

1st & Ten is a computer system that augments televised coverage of football by inserting graphical elements on the field of play as if they were physically present: the inserted element stays fixed within the coordinates of the playing field, and obeys the visual rules of foreground objects occluding background objects.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_(gridiron_football)

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