A team can receive two points after a touchdown, if they try to get another 'touchdown' instead of kicking for the extra point. It's called a two-point conversion. The team only gets one chance to do this per touchdown, but it's pretty risky. Teams will usually just kick for the extra point.
You mean the extra point a team tries to get after a touchdown, right? It's one point, so if the team makes a touchdown and the point, they would've made 7 points total :)
6 and 1 point for kicking it through the goal post or 2 points extra for running a normal ofence play
After a team scores a touchdown and is awarded six points, they are given the opportunity to score one more point (an extra point) on the next play by lining up in a kicking formation and kicking the ball through the goalposts.
touchdown = 6 points extra point is 1 point but comes after a touchdown
6 points for a touchdown 1 extra point after a touchdown if a field goal is kicked 2 extra points after a touchdown if a two point conversion is run 3 points for a field goal if a touchdown is not scored 2 points for a safety
The extra point reduces the chance of tie games. The two point conversion was added for the same reason. The extra point was once the only purpose of scoring a touchdown, as the touchdown itself granted no points. That's because the emphasis in the early game was on scoring by means of kicking the ball, rather than running it past the goal line. The origin of the extra point lies in the game of rugby. In that sport, when a player carries the ball into the end zone, he has to press the ball down to the ground -- which, incidentally, is where the term "touchdown" comes from. His team then has to kick the "extra point" from a spot directly out on the field from where the ball was touched down. In the early days of rugby, the touchdown didn't count for any points -- it merely gave the attacking team the opportunity to take a kick at the goalposts. That's why rugby's version of a touchdown is called a "try" -- it originally meant "try for goal." American football borrowed this concept from rugby. Just as in rugby, the touchdown originally conferred no points; it only granted the right to kick a goal. The emphasis on scoring by kicking continued to be emphasized for several years -- in 1883, touchdowns were worth 4 points and the extra point worth 2, but the field goal still counted for 5 points. It wasn't until 1904 that the touchdown by itself conferred more points than kicking a field goal. By that time, the "extra point" was an established part of the game, and so it remained. So basically, the extra point is a relic of a game that once emphasized kicking.
Typically, a team receives 7 points from scoring a touchdown (6 points), and then kicking the foot ball through the posts for an extra point. It is also possible through other means such as a field goal (3 points) and two 2-point safeties, or a touchdown and a 1-point offensive safety.
6 A touch-down is worth 6 points with out the extra conversion points
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.
Touchdown - 6 points Extra Point (Point after touchdown) - 1 point Two Point Conversion (after touchdown) - 2 points Field Goal - 3 point Safety - 2 points
The scoring team is given 6 points for the touchdown. They also get the choice to kick an extra point or go for a two-point conversion after the touchdown takes place.