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# How many people are on offense and defense in the game of football?

Updated: 12/9/2022

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On the field of play during a game there are 11 players on both offense and defense. On a team, where the active roster consists of 45 players, there is usually a breakdown of 21 or 22 players on both offense and defense. Two of the 45 players on the active roster are kickers (punter and placekicker) so that leaves 43 players to breakdown between offense and defense.

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### How many people can play at a time in the game of football?

The offense and defense are allowed a maximum of 11 players each.

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Both teams have 11 players (22 total) on the field for one play and there are seven officials. That would make 29 people altogether on the field for a play in NFL football.

### How many palyers in a football game?

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