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# When do you get 5 points for a field goal?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

15y ago

A field goal (kicking the ball through the uprights at the end of the field) is worth 3 points in American football. There is no "point after" attempt for a field goal.

In contrast, a touchdown (carrying the ball past the goal line) is worth 6 points and allows an attempt for an additional point after touchdown, which closely resembles a field goal.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

8y ago

the scorekeeper mistakenly enters a "5" vice a "3" on the keyboard after a successful field goal attempt.

You'd have to have been playing between 1897 and 1903, when the field goal counted for 5 points!

Wiki User

15y ago

Only if you played football between 1883 and 1903, when the field goal was worth 5 points!

Wiki User

14y ago

it's not! A field goal can only count for 3 points!

By the way What the freak were you watching!

Wiki User

13y ago

You score points by shooting it in the basket (not a free throw).

Wiki User

11y ago

in football feild goals are 1 point

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### Why did field goal score points change?

because 1 field goal is 5 points

### How many points did a field goal use to be worth?

When football adopted a numerical scoring system in 1883, a field goal counted for 5 points. It was reduced to 4 points in 1904 and 3 points in 1909.

### How many pts for a field goal?

3 points for a field goal.

### Points for a field in football?

3 points for a field goal in American Football

3 Points

### What is the points for FG?

the answer to how many points are a field goal is 3

### How many points is a 55 yard field goal worth?

An NFL field goal scores three points. The distance doesn't matter.

### What is a field goal and how many points are awarded?

A field goal is when a team kicks the ball through the two goalposts (not an extra point, which is a kick taken after a touchdown). A field goal is worth 3 points

3 points

### How many points is a field goal worth?

In basketball, a field goal (a shot made from outside the three-point line) is worth three points.

### How can a football team score 15 points?

You can get 15 points on football by (note if I don't mention anything with a touchdown, then there is no extra points involved):1 touchdown with field goal (7), 1 touchdown with conversion (8)1 touchdown with field goal (7), 1 touchdown (6), 1 safety (2)2 touchdowns (12), 1 field goal (3)1 touch down with field goal (7), 2 field goals (6), 1 safety (2)5 field goals (15)6 safeties (12), 1 field goal (3)4 safeties (8), 1 touchdown with field goal (7)3 safeties (6), 1 touchdown (6), field goal (3)3 field goals (9), 1 touchdown (6)2 field goals (6), 1 touchdown with field goal (7), 1 safety (2)1 touchdown with conversion (8), 2 safeties (4), 1 field goal (3)

### How many points are there for field goal in football?

It's three points.