Since 1932, the Washington Redskins have had a long and successful history in the NFL. During the Joe Gibbs era, the team won three Super Bowls! Today, Owner Daniel M. Snyder is committed to bringing another Vince Lombardi Trophy to the franchise with the help of General Manager Bruce Allen, Head Coach Mike Shanahan and the entire Redskins team. Will this be the year? You’ll have to wait and see. Go, Redskins!
Breaking it Down
Football is a team sport that combines strategy with speed, accuracy and brute strength. The object of the game is to advance the ball into the other team’s end zone by running, passing or kicking it through the opponent’s goal posts. With 11 players on a side, it’s an offensive and defensive battle for 60 minutes. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Six points awarded to a team that crosses their opponent’s goal line with the football.
A three-point play made by place kicking (or drop kicking) the ball between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar.
After a touchdown, the scoring team is allowed to add another point by kicking the ball through the uprights of the goalpost.
Instead of kicking an extra point, a team tries to add two bonus points by running or completing a pass in the end zone from the opponent’s two-yard line.
A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball in his own end zone, resulting in the defensive team being awarded two points.
To bring down an offensive player who has the ball.
A direct attack on the passer, by one or more players who usually stay behind the line of scrimmage, to try to prevent a pass.
A ball that is dropped or mishandled.
A pass that is caught by a defensive player, giving his team possession of the ball.
A foul for grabbing an opponent's face mask—the bars attached to a football helmet that cover and protects a player’s face.
An illegal play where the defender pushes, holds or grabs the offensive opponent while the ball is in the air.
A penalty enforced when one player keeps another from advancing by grabbing him and holding him back.
Types of Plays
The offensive team gives up the ball by kicking it down the field to the opposing team.
A play where a quarterback fakes a handoff to the running back, and then throws the ball downfield to a receiver.
A long, high pass into the end zone, in an effort to score a touchdown before time runs out in the half or game.
And the Rest
Referees in striped shirts who enforces the rules at a football game.
Vince Lombardi Trophy
The trophy awarded to each year's Super Bowl winner.
To gather together behind the line of scrimmage in order to plan the next play.
To push an opponent away with the arm stretched fully out and the hand upturned and stiff.
When a team is inside the 20-yard line of the opponent’s side on the field.