a fumble is you can recover it, but a pass you intercept it.
Any ball not clearly a forward pass is a backward pass. The term lateral is not in any rule book Ihave ever read. The term is backward pass. A backward pass can be intercepted or recovered by the defense and they will get possession at the end of the play. A grounded backward pass is played as a fumble and can be recovered and advanced by either team.
If the pass is ruled a catch then a fumble..the receiver receives the yards from the pass...and is credited with a fumble
A fumble is a fumble, no matter what direction it goes in, but a player cannot advance the ball forward through the air once they have passed the line of scrimmage.
If the player catching the ball has control of it and then he drops it it is a fumble, if they never caught it but they just touched it it is an incomplete pass
A lateral pass that hits the ground is a fumble, and if the defense recovers, it is a turnover. If the receiver drops the ball after he catches a lateral pass, it is considered an incompletion.
Cross- pass across the field Feed back- pass backwards
In 1964, Jim Marshall of the Vikings recovered a fumble 66 yards backwards into his own end zone, resulting in a safety. This was officially called a "-66 yard fumble recovery"
Yes, otherwise it is considered an incomplete pass
The linemen can only get it on a fumble or a bad pass.
Any fumble, whether forward or backwards, is a live ball. The offense can recover the fumble, with certain stipulations: If the play is a fourth down, OR if play is within the last two minutes of either half, only the player who fumbled the ball can legally recover for the offense. A forward pass that hits the ground before a player gains possession is a dead ball and the play stops. A backward pass that hits the ground before a player gains possession is a live ball or considered a fumble and the recovering team will gain possession of the ball.