Super Bowl XLVI: Do you really know your NFL rules?

2. To score a touchdown, what is required?

A touchdown requires that the ball “break the plane” of the goal line, meaning that the neither the ball nor the player holding it must cross the line, but only that the ball touch or overlap some part of the goal line plane.

A touchdown requires that the ball “break the plane” of the goal line, meaning that the neither the ball nor the player holding it must cross the line, but only that the ball touch or overlap some part of the goal line plane.

A touchdown requires that the ball “break the plane” of the goal line, meaning that the neither the ball nor the player holding it must cross the line, but only that the ball touch or overlap some part of the goal line plane.

A touchdown requires that the ball “break the plane” of the goal line, meaning that the neither the ball nor the player holding it must cross the line, but only that the ball touch or overlap some part of the goal line plane.

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That the player in possession set foot in the end zone.

 

That the scoring player’s body break the plane of the end zone.

 

That the ball be held over any part of the goal line.

 

That the ball in possession of the scoring player extend beyond the goal line.

 
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