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Because after a touchdown, the player will kick into a field goal to 1 point.

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How much time does an NFL field goal kicker have to kick the ball?

When they score a touchdown they have to kick it away and also they have to make a pat after the touchdown or if its a field goal


Can the kick after a touchdown be considered a field goal?

No, the kick after a touchdown (that is worth one point) is called a "PAT" (Point After Touchdown) or "Extra Point". A made "Field Goal" is worth three points.


After scoring a touchdown a team can choose to do what?

Go for to points or kick a field goal for one point after the touchdown this field goal is known as an extra point.


How do you calculate the score for football?

touchdowns=6 kick after touchdown=1 run/pass after touchdown=2 field goal=3


How many points is a drop kick field goal worth in the NFL if it is not after a touchdown?

1 point


If a field goal is missed can the defense run it back for a touchdown and is that considered a blocked kick or just a regular punt return?

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.


How do get a field goal?

after a touchdown


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


How many points does a team get for a field goal in American football?

A field goal, when the ball is kicked through the upright goalposts, is worth three points. If the kick is made directly after a touchdown, it is not a field goal, but is a "try", also called the "point after touchdown" or PAT, and is worth one point.


How many points is a drop-kick field goal worth in the NFL if it is not after a touchdown?

A field goal is worth three points regardless of whether it is place kicked or drop kicked.


How can points be scored if a field goal is missed?

If a player catches a missed field goal attempt while in the field of play, he can return it for a touchdown, resulting in six points. After the touchdown, his team may kick the PAT (Point After Touchdown) and score another one point, or convert the two point conversion for two 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)

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