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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.

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Q: How do you get a first down in the NFL?
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