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1 American football 18,622 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
2 College football 8,031 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
3 High school football 3,452 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
4 American football rules 2,690 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
5 Gridiron football 1,328 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
6 Comparison of American and Canadian football 1,141 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
7 Terry Tate: Office Linebacker 798 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
8 Hybrid sport 212 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
9 Gatorade shower 194 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
10 Health issues in American football 141 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
11 Comparison of American football and rugby league 138 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
12 Comparison of American football and rugby union 97 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
13 Zeus (football computer program) 51 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
14 Football University 28 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
15 Inflatable tunnel 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
16 Petrozavodsk Kongs 10 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
17 Southern District Oilers 6 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
18 End run 6 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
19 North American football nicknames less than 5 views
20 Players who have converted from one football code to another less than 5 views
21 Scott Wright (American football) less than 5 views

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This is a category containing articles relating to American football.

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Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

For European football, see the soccer category.

American football video games are based on the American and Canadian sport of football, which is different than the game of football known elsewhere around the world. American football consists of two teams moving a ball across a 100-yard field to the opponent's "end zone." Each team consists of 11 players, with one team having possession of the ball at a time. Gameplay is split up into plays, each being marked as a separate "down." The team has four downs in which to advance the ball 10 yards or score a goal. If the team is able to advance 10 yards, the downs are reset and the team starts anew with a fresh first down.

Possession changes after four downs without moving the requisite amount of yards, after a team scores, or if the opposing team gains control of the ball during play (i.e. a fumble, interception, punt, etc.) Teams get six points for moving the ball into the opponent's end zone, called a touchdown. After a touchdown, the team is then given possession of the ball again on the opponent's 2-yard line and can score either one point for kicking the ball through the opponent's goal post at the back of the end zone, or two points for moving the ball into the end zone in a single normal play. Three points are awarded for kicking the ball through the goal posts on normal plays during the game.

This is by no means an exhaustive accounting of the rules of football. There are many more rules, ways to score and differences between games based on the NFL, college football, or football from elsewhere in the world. Also, different games will adhere more or less strictly to actual football rules depending on how realistic of a simulation they are trying to achieve.

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