To score more points than the opposing team by the end of the alloted
are two 11-person teams that play against each other throughout the
The game lasts for 60 minutes, split into four quarters of 15
At the end of the 1st half or the 2nd quarter, there is a break, and the game continues after about 15-20 minutes
(may be longer if there is a special half-time show).
objective of one team (the offense) is to take the
ball and try to advance it (by either passing the ball or running with
the ball) to the opposing team's end zone, while the other team's (the
defense) objective is to try and stop the advancing team. If the
offense is successful and a player carries the ball into the end zone,
they score a touchdown. The two teams take turns between playing the
offensive or defensive roles.
The Football Field:
Here is some information about the field in which football is played:
The playing area is 100 yards long with 10 extra yards on
each end alloted for the end zone and 53 1/3 yards wide.
At the back of each end zone, there is a goal post.
The middle of the field is indicated by the 50-yard line,
and every ten yards in each direction, there is a number and direction
showing you how far you are from that end zone.
Every 5 yards, there is a line that runs the width of the
field that indicates where the team is on the field.
Every 1 yard, there is also a small line, called the hash
The goal line is the last line that runs along the width of
the field and connects the playing field with the end zone.