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

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It’s first and 10 questions to go to test your knowledge of National Football League rules. Before sitting down to watch Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, see how much you really know.

The NFL rulebook specifies that the goal posts be what color?

Fire engine red

 

Bright gold

 

White

 

Neon orange

 

To score a touchdown, what is required?

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.

 

The official width of the field is:

110 feet

 

135 feet

 

160 feet

 

182 feet

 

True or false? An offensive team may make an unlimited number of forward passes during each play from scrimmage.

True

 

False

 

 

 

A player wearing which one of the following jersey numbers is not eligible to catch a forward pass?

3

 

49

 

64

 

82

 

A quarterback who throws a pass that lands at or beyond the line of scrimmage will not be called for intentional grounding (throwing the ball away to avoid a sack) under what circumstance?

His team is behind with less than two minutes to play.

 

The intended receiver has tripped and fallen to the ground.

 

The quarterback has escaped at least one tackle and remains in the pocket.

 

The quarterback has moved out of the pocket.

 

True or false? A defender will not be called for pass interference if he attempts to make a play on the ball by playing through the back of an opponent?

True

 

False

 

 

 

How many seconds does the offensive team have to put the ball into play by a snap?

15 seconds

 

20 seconds

 

30 seconds

 

40 seconds

 

Kickoffs were moved to what yard line for the 2011 season?

25 yard line

 

30 yard line

 

35 yard line

 

40 yard line

 

True or false? If a runner trips in the open field, he may get up and continue running.

True

 

False