answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Once a team gains possesion of the ball they are started off with ten yards and four downs. To get a first down the team must go the necessary ten yards in the four downs given. Sometimes more yards are added for them to go due to penalties by the team or from the team losing yardage during play. And sometimes first downs are automatically gained due to the other teams' penalties.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-12-28 21:06:05
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you get a first down in the NFL?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
People also asked