You are allowed 4 downs. It is common to punt the ball on fourth down if you are not confident about getting the fourth down, or when necessary.
There are 100 yards in football and 4 downs.
The team that takes possession of the ball (the offense) has four attempts, called downs, to advance the ball 10 yards towards their opponent's (the defense's) end zone. When the offense gains 10 yards, it gets a first down, or another set of four downs to gain 10 yards. If the offense fails to gain a first down (10 yards) after 4 downs, it loses possession of the ball. Click on the web link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Teams get four downs to move the ball 10 yards. If they gain the 10 yards, they get a new set of four downs. This can continue indefinitely until either the team scores, time runs out in the half or the game, or the team gives up or loses possession of the ball. In Canadian football, teams get three downs to move the ball 10 yards.
The offensive team is allowed four downs, or plays, to advance the ball 10 yards. If they can advance the ball 10 yards in four plays, they get another four plays to move the ball 10 yards further downfield. This continues until the offense advances the ball into the end zone for a touchdown or they are unable to get the required 10 yards on four plays. In Canadian football, the same circumstances exist, except that a team gets only three downs to advance the ball 10 yards.
In American football, four. In Canadian football, three.
565 yards! 4 Touch Downs.
The American Football League does not exist any more. What used to be the AFL merged into the National Football League and is now known as the American Football Conference. Regardless, there are 4 downs in which to gain 10 yards.
as many as they want
American Football - NFL and collegiate A team has 4 downs to go 10 yards, and earn a new set of downs. Otherwise the ball control goes to the opposing team. Downs may be replayed if a penalty is ruled and accepted.