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What is first down?

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โˆ™ 2017-09-22 15:02:07

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A first down is the start of an offensive scrimmage. There are 4 scrimmage downs per set. Thus, Team A has 4 scrimmage downs to advance the football to or past the line of gain (10 yards) by play or penalty, which would entitle Team A to a new set of downs.

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