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# How many points are in a touchdown in football?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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12y ago

When you score a touchdown in American football, Six points are awarded. You then have the choice to either kick the ball ball through the goalposts for one extra point, or run another play for two extra points.

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After the touchdown you get 6 points, and get to either go for a field goal(1 point after touchdown (PAT)) or a 2 point conversion, which is either a passing play into the end zone or a running play.

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12y ago

Six. When it comes to points after a touchdown, an extra point adds one to the score. A successful two-point conversion adds two. If a touchdown wins a game in overtime, there is no extra-point attempt.

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11y ago

A field goal, when the ball is kicked through the upright goalposts, is worth three points. If the kick is made directly after a touchdown, it is not a field goal, but is a "try", also called the "point after touchdown" or PAT, and is worth one point.

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12y ago

A touchdown is worth 6 points in an NFL football game.

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13y ago

Three points are awarded - regardless of distance from the goal.

exception in the "point after" attempt. this occurs following a touchdown (worth 6 points) and is only worth one point.

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13y ago

Six.

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6

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6 pts.

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