In the last two minutes of each half, the time on the clock becomes extremely important. There are several rules that come in play, including the potential for a 10-second runoff. The runoff has been in the NFL in since 1955, and its purpose is to nullify the offense's advantage
A Football Zebras rules quiz
Do you know when to extend the period and when the period, half, or game is over? What if overtime is thrown in the mix? Take the Football Zebras rules quiz to see if you do. For this quiz, the 2016 NFL Rulebook applies.
After you have taken
Week 6: Bengals at Patriots (video)
In the fourth quarter against the Bengals, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a 12-yard reception and was tackled at the Bengals 8-yard line. After some two-sided friction after the play, officials separated the teams. While Gronkowski was being lead away by field judge Aaron
Week 6: Steelers at Dolphins
The Dolphins scored a touchdown on a 1st-and-goal play in the second quarter with an elaborate formation shift. The touchdown wound up being nullified by an illegal formation penalty, and the Dolphins wound up kicking a field goal on fourth down. Did the officials correctly wipe
Week 6: Broncos at Chargers
It was an odd night for the special teams on Thursday night, as no fewer than four kicks involved some variation of the possession rules.
There are four basic principles for any kick that will help you at home make the correct call:
As long as a play remains
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Teams play all 60 minutes no matter the score
College football made some news last week as Clemson played South Carolina State in an early season game where the haves play the have-nots. The game got so lopsided that both teams agreed to shorten the quarters and not
The NFL has posted the video shown to the players at training camps explaining the rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015. You can download the 8½-minute video here.A quick summary of the rule changes:Point-after touchdown conversions will snap from the 15 for a kick and the 2 for
During a Week 15 game that was more for draft position than anything, the Tennessee Titans rolled out an unusual tactic on the final play of the game. The Titans were trailing the Jets 16-11, and they were obviously going to attempt to score a touchdown on a series of
The NFL has furnished Football Zebras with the rules modifications in place for the Pro Bowl. For player safety and exhibition purposes, there are restrictions on formations, pass coverage, and rushing the quarterback or kicker. The formation and coverage schemes are monitored by Dean Blandino and an unnamed assistant coach
Week 11: Lions at Cardinals (video)
An unusual set of circumstances collided on an Arizona punt, and, depending on the ruling, it is a spectacular play for one team and a missed opportunity for the other.
With the punt headed for the end zone, Cardinals special teamer Justin Bethel grabs the ball