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an interception is when you steal the ball but a fumble is when you drop it

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Q: What is the difference between a fumble and an interception?
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What is the difference between a fumble and a interception?

an interception is when you steal the ball but a fumble is when you drop it

In American football how is recovering the football defined?

It can be defined as many things depending on how you lost it for example for a fumble t be recovered it is called a fumble recovery and an interception is just called an interception

If an offensive player pitches the ball and it gets taken in midair by a defensive player is it and interception or a fumble?

Because it is still airborne, it counts as an interception.

Can you return a interception for a score on a two point conversion in the NFL?

No, you can't. An interception or a (rare case) fumble ends the play. Followed by kickoff.

What is the difference between an interception and a pick six?


What are 3 ways a turnover can occur on a football field?

Interception, fumble, or turnover on downs.

How can the defense score on a 2 point conversion in the NFL?

Fumble recovery for TD or interception for TD

Professional football words?

Pass, rush, yards, interception, fumble, penalty, tackle, helmet, touchdown

Is it a interception if the defense catches a option pitch?

No its not. In an option play, the pitch must go slightly backwards like a lateral and when this happens its basically a handoff. At that point its not an interception its a fumble by the offense. The announcers may say that they player "intercepted the pitch" but that does not make it an interception.

How many times was john elway benched by the broncos?

He has been benched 3 time's due to interception's and fumble's.

Can you return a fumble on a two point conversion in nfl?

no. A two point conversion (and indeed a kick conversion) is blown dead when the 'failure is obvious' - including if the defence gets the ball on a interception or a fumble

Does the yards gained on a interception count towards yards gained for the game...Same question for a fumble return?

Yes, they aren't going to count for nothing.

What is a intercept in basketball?

Well mate. The Word Interception is used in many sports and even sports video games. Anywhere you name it. Lets say the opponent has the ball in a basketball game and you know he was about to pass it to his team mate. You predict his pass and quikly grab the ball in mid air from the pass. That is called an interception. Extra Advice: If your playing NFL and you drop the ball and someone else picks it up that's called fumble so it doesn't count as interception. Just fumble.

Who caused the fumble turning the ball back over to Ohio State after a Craig Krenzel interception in the Fiesta Bowl vs Miami fl?

Maurice Clarett

What is the difference between infiltration and interception?

Infiltration is the absorption and downward movement of water into the soil layer, whereas interception is the capture of precipitation by the plant canopy (and is returned to the atmosphere through evapouration or sublimation).

Has aaron rodgers ever thrown a pick six?

Aaron. Rodgers has ne'er thrown a interception returned for a touchdown in his NFL career. He only has had a fumble returned for a touchdown in the wildcard matchup in overtime at Arizona against the cardinals

What are the ways to force a turnover in the NFL?

You can force a turnover three ways in the NFL. If a defender catches a pass it is called an interception. If a defender knocks the ball out of a ball carriers hands and then recovers it is called a fumble and a fumble recovery. If a defense stops a team from converting on fourth down it is called a turn over on downs.

How many touchdowns has darrell green made?

11. Darrell Green scored 8 regular season TDs and 3 post season TDs in his career. In the regular season, he scored 6 TDs on interception returns and 2 TDs on fumble returns. In the post season, 1 TD was a punt return and 2 were interception returns.

What is the NFL record for most total returns for a touchdown in a career?

Through Week 12 of the 2008 season, for most returns (kickoff, punt, interception, fumble) that would be Deion Sanders with 19 (6 kickoff, 3 punt, 9 interception, 1 fumble). For kick returns (kickoff and punt) that would be Brian Mitchell with 13 (9 kickoff, 4 punt). Dante Hall has 12 (6 kickoff, 6 punt) and Eric Metcalf has 12 (10 punt, 2 kickoff). Devin Hester has 11 (7 punt, 4 kickoff).

How many touchdowns did Brian Urlacher make?

Through the 2010 season, Brian Urlacher has scored 3 TDs in the NFL ... one on a fumble return, one on an interception return, and one on a pass reception on a fake field goal.

For what reasons may the clock be stopped in football?

The clock is stopped for a number of reasons. After an incomplete pass, after the ball carrier steps out of bounds, after a turnover on downs, after an interception, after a defensive fumble recovery, during a coach's challenge, and after some penalties.

When defense blocks the extra point and returns for touchdown for two pointswhat is that called?

It doesn't matter that it is a blocked extra point or an interception or a fumble recovery, if either team scores by possessing the ball in their end zone, it is a 'two-point conversion.'

What is the worst fumble?

The butt fumble (yes, that's really what it is called) occurred in a game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on November 22, 2012.

Who holds the interception record for the Baltimore Ravens?

Former Ravens Safety Ed Reed (#20) holds the Ravens franchise record for the most interceptions at 61.He also holds NFL and Ravens records for yards returned following interceptions, as well as being the only NFL player in history to return an interception, punt, blocked punt, and fumble for a touchdown.

Can fumble be used as fumble in exams?

fumble is when you use one hand to do something and not the other