In the NFL, if the offense scores a touchdown, the team is credited with a first down. Check any NFL game's play-by-play on nfl.com and count all of the first downs. Now, compare them to the total first downs credited in the box score. If touchdowns were scored by the offense, they must be added to make the totals come out even.
it was Marvin harrison on their well executed slant play it was the first passing play of his career
That is the correct spelling of "touchdown" (a football scoring play).
Herb Adderley of the Green Bay Packers was the first NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in Super Bowl play. He intercepted a Daryle LaMonica pass and returned it 60 yards for a touch down in Super Bowl II.
Herb Adderley of the Green Bay Packers was the first NFL player to return an interception for a touchdown in Super Bowl play. He intercepted a Daryle LaMonica pass and returned it 60 yards for a touch down in Super Bowl II. There wasn't another interception returned for a touch down until Super Bowl XI.
You can attempt a field goal after scoring a touchdown, or on any fourth down play within you range
The team that has the ball has to cross the touchdown plain (white line) and still have possession.
Yes, the defense can return a missed field goal for a touchdown. However, the touchdown would be credited to the special teams and not to the defense since a field goal is considered a special teams play. The TD would be considered under the heading 'return of a missed field goal' and not a blocked kick nor punt return.
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.
Patriots RB Laurence Maroney on a 1 yard run on the first play of the 2nd quarter.
It is a scoring play used as a substitute for a point-after kick - the ball is advanced into the endzone like a touchdown play but it comes after the touchdown.
I've never heard that term, but I would assume it means a touchdown scored from a play that originated at the line of scrimmage, as opposed to a touchdown scored on a kickoff return.
Shaud Williams' 80-Yard Touchdown Run, of course!!