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Football, also called American Football, is a team sport consisting of two teams each of which can have 11 players on the field at any given time.

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scramble

Sports; Football

On a called passing play, when the quarterback runs from the pocket in an attempt to avoid being sacked, giving the receivers more time to get open or attempting to gain positive yards by running ...

X-receiver

Sports; Football

Term used in play calling that usually refers to the split end, or the wide receiver that lines up on the line of scrimmage. For example, "Split Right Jet 529 X Post" tells the X-receiver to run a ...

sneak

Sports; Football

An offensive play in which the quarterback, immediately on receiving the snap dives forward with the ball. The play is used when a team needs a very short gain to reach either the goal line or the ...

flat

Sports; Football

An area on the field between the line of scrimmage and 10 yards into the defensive backfield, and within 15 yards of the sideline. Running backs often run pass routes to the flat when they are the ...

trap

Sports; Football

A basic blocking pattern in which a defensive lineman is allowed past the line of scrimmage, only to be blocked at an angle by a "pulling" lineman. Designed to gain a preferred blocking angle and ...

T-formation

Sports; Football

A classic offensive formation with the quarterback directly behind the center and three running backs behind the quarterback, forming a 'T'. Numerous variations have been developed including the ...

play

Sports; Football

1. The action between the snap of the ball, and the end of play signaled by the official's whistle for a tackle or out of bounds. 2. The plan of action the offensive team has for each snap, for ...

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