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Understanding the Object of the Game of Football

Football 101 - Object of the Game


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• The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by advancing the football into their endzone for as many touchdowns as possible while holding them to as few as possible. There are other ways of scoring, but a touchdown is usually the prime objective.

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