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Put Your Super Bowl Knowledge to the Test With...
Super Bowl Trivia - About.com Football tests your knowledge of the Super Bowl with this series of Super Bowl trivia quizzes.
Remembering Super Bowl I: Who Played, Who Won...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl I includes a game recap and scoring summary.
The Complete Guide to Football Terminology
This football glossary includes definitions for hundreds of commonly used terms. Intended for new fans, football 101 is useful for almost anyone.
Pigskin 101: A Beginner's Guide to Understandin...
Pick up the basics of football, from the object of the game, to the various ways to score, to the layout of the football field. You'll also find some of the basic terminology that is associated with the game.
How Much Super Bowl Bonuses Have Gone Up Since...
Every year, players on both the winning and losing Super Bowl teams split a tidy bonus for playing in the big game. Notice how the player bonus shares have grown since the first Super Bowl.
NFL Kick/Punt Returner Fantasy Rankings
Fantasy football cheat sheet - This fantasy football cheat sheet ranks the top fantasy Kick/Punt Returner.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Records
Think you know all the Super Bowl Records that have evr been set? Test your knowledge in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
NFL Most Valuable Players - NFL MVP Player of...
Every recipient of the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award is listed here along with the team he played for and the year he received the MVP award.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Potpourri
Think you know all about the Super Bowl? Test your knowledge of general Super Bowl facts in this Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
Who Were the Starting Quarterbacks in Every...
About Football offers a list of every quarterback to ever start in a Super Bowl. This Super Bowl resource also includes the quarterbacks' age and college attended.
The Next Super Bowl Will be a Lot Warmer
About Football lists the location of all future Super Bowls as they are made official by the NFL.
Top 10 Insulting Football Jokes
About Football has compiled a list of the top ten football jokes intended to zing the fans of rival teams. Simply insert your most-hated NFL team into the content of each football joke where indicated!
Super Bowl History - Super Bowl History Teams...
This page lists the teams, scores, head coaches, and MVPs for every Super Bowl, with links to game summaries and team pages.
Understanding the Uniform Numbers and Positions...
Every football player's uniform has a number on it that is unique for that particular team. This chart explains which numbers are assigned to each position in the NFL.
7 Football Officals and Their Duties During a...
You often hear football officials referred to by the general term of referee, but each official has his own title and assigned responsibilities. This page outlines each football official's responsibilities along with their positioning on the football field
The Difference Between Strong and Free Safety...
This article describes the difference between the strong safety and free safety positions in football.
How to Play Lineback in Football
Basics of the linebacker position in football. Includes information on alignment, who should play, and what they do.
Understanding Football's Cover 2 Zone Defense
Understand the basics of the cover 2 zone. Includes assignments for safeties, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Also has an image that shows the zones on the field for cover 2.
What Nicknames You Can Use to Anger Fans of NFL...
There are a lot of ways to irritate rival fans, and one of the best is to refer to their favorite team by some derogatory moniker.
Football's 8 Positions on Offense
About Football defines all the positions played on the offensive side of the ball.
25 Questions to Expect if You're a Interviewing...
Preparing for a job interview takes on a different meaning regarding the hiring of a high school football head coach. Coaching applicants are likely to be asked most or all of these interview questions.
How to Run the Cover 3 Zone Defense in Football
Description of the cover 3 defense, including strengths, weaknesses, and assignments.
What Are the 6 Defensive Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the positions played on the defensive side of the ball.
How To Eat For Success in Football
What to eat and what not to eat for success on the football field.
Super Bowl Attendance
About Football lists the attendance for every Super Bowl.
Which Players and Coaches Have Won Super Bowls...
The following people have been fortunate enough to have won Super Bowls as both a player and coach.
How to Play the Cornerback Position in Football
What is a cornerback and what do they do? Different techniques are covered, including man-to-man, press coverage, zone/bail technique. Included are details about what makes a good cornerback.
Why Understanding Down and Distance is Key to...
Understanding down and distance is probably the biggest key to understanding football, and About football will help you figure it out!
Why Getting Super Bowl Tickets is Easy if...
Super Bowl - About Football explains how to get Super Bowl tickets.
All-Time NFL Trash Talkers
Top Trash-talkers in NFL history
How To Play Free Safety in Football
The basics of how to play free safety on a football team. Includes information about who should play free safety and what they do.
Players Who Have Won Super Bowls with More Than...
About Football lists all the players who have won Super Bowls with more than one team.
How to Play Strong Safety in Football
Includes the basics of playing strong safety, including the alignment, assignment, and read, as well as who should play strong safety.
Why Football Linebackers are Called Sam, Mike...
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Super Bowl History - Super Bowl MVPs
This page lists each year's recipient of the Super Bowl MVP award!
Top 10 All-Time Playoff Goats
The worst performances and stupid mistakes on the NFL's biggest stage, the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
How Many Ways Can a Football Team Score Points?
This basics of football tutorial explains all the different methods of scoring in football.
What the Middle Linebacker or "Mike" Does on...
General description of how to play middle linebacker (mike), including alignment, assignment, and key.
What is the West Coast Offense in Football?
What is the West Coast Offense? About Football offers a brief introduction explaining the objectives and basics of the West Coast Offense.
5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Football
This list provides 5 examples of good life lessons one can glean from the game of football. It includes discipline, perseverance, teamwork, goal setting. It helps parents understand how to help their son not just play the game, but learn from it.
How to Play Strong Side Linebacker or "Sam" in...
Alignment and assignment for playing Sam linebacker, as well as their run and pass read.
How to Play Defensive End in Football
Full detail on how to play defensive end. Includes stance, read, alignment, and pass rush technique.
How to Play Weak Side or "Will" Linebacker in...
Instructional piece on how to play Will linebacker, including alignment, assignments, and key/read. Also includes information on who should play Will linebacker.
Find Out the Game-Time Temperatures of Every...
Check out the game-time temperature of every game throughout the history of the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl History - Super Bowl XXXVI Recap
An analysis of the shocking victory of the New England Patriots over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI with links to more Super Bowl content!
8 Basic Defensive Formations in Football
About Football's Basics of Football illustrates the various defensive formations that are seen on the football field. Check out all the most common defensive formations used today.
The Youngest and Oldest Players and Coaches to...
About Football lists the youngest and the oldest coaches and players throughout NFL history.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl MVP Trivia
Think you know all the Super Bowl MVPs? Test your knowledge of general Super Bowl facts in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
3 Football Helmets That Might Help Reduce...
Schutt, Riddell, and Xenith companies, which emphasize state-of-the-art improvements aimed at reducing the number of concussions suffered by football players, produce three of the best football helmets available.
Top 10 Running Backs of All Time
The NFL has produced many great running backs over the years, and picking the best of the best is difficult because it's hard to compare different players from different eras. But after looking at the body of work produced by some of the all-time greats, we've put together a list of our top ten running backs of all time.
How to Play Wide Receiver in Football
Fundamentals of the wide receiver position in football, including who should play, where they line up, and how to improve as a wide receiver.
NFL Franchise Genealogy - Year by Year
The roots of every NFL football team can be traced in this year-by-year NFL genealogy section. List includes the year each team began play, franchise movement, and team name changes.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Random Action...
Think you know all the Super Bowl MVPs? Test your knowledge of general Super Bowl facts in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
More Than 100 Yards: What Are the Exact...
Learning the exact dimensions of the field is not necessarily that important, but it is good to have a basic knowledge of the field itself. This page provides the dimensions of the playing field as well as many of the basic terms associated with a football field.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Grab Bag
Think you know all the Super Bowl Records that have evr been set? Test your knowledge in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
What happened to the AFC North? Here's what: My...
The AFC North has fallen on rather hard times. The division is home to two legendary teams, but these days it's the Cincinnati Bengals who are dominating and they can't seem to win even a single wild-card playoff game. Not much will change this year.
Shape and Size are Key, But What Makes a...
What is a football? What is it made of? How big is a football?
How the NFL is Organized
Consisting of 32 teams, the NFL is organized into a pair of conferences which are sub-divided into divisions.
Time to Consider Firing Pittsburgh Steelers...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach should be fired, puzzling Packers, Broncos schedule
Super Bowl Trivia
Test your knowledge of NFL football teams in the Super Bowl in this Super Bowl trivia quiz.
How Football Coaches Read Offensive Formations
For football players playing defense, this article contains information on how to read an offensive formation, and determining the strong and weak side.
About Football Glossary - Blitz
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term blitz.
3-4 Defense
The 3-4 defense is a basic defensive formation that is widely used today. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field in a 3-4 defense.
What Are the Special Teams Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the specialized positions played on special teams.
What is the Nickel Defense in Football?
The nickel defense is a basic defensive formation designed to stop the pass. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
How to Throw a Football: 4 Steps to Great Passing
How to throw a football properly. Four tips for quarterbacks on developing a successful throwing technique.
7 Facts About Football Teams
This football 101 tutorial describes the basic functions of the offense, defense, and special teams along with their fundamental responsibilities.
Jello Shots
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make Jello Shots.
Here are my top 10 burning questions for NFL...
Top 10 questions for 2014 NFL training camp
10 Funny Football Quotes
Funny Football Quotes - About Football has put together a collection of funny football quotes.
Extra! Extra! Read All About What PAT Means in...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term PAT.
Understanding Football's Over/Under 4-3 the...
The Over/Under 4-3 defense is a variation of the basic 4-3 defense. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
Colts Deflate, Packers Disintegrate
Chicken Calls by Green Bay Coach Brings Down Packers, New England Patriots Stomp Lesser Colts
Not Just for Baseball: What the Umpire Does in...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term umpire.
Jets, Colts, the Orange Bowl, 1969: Highlights...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl III includes a game recap and scoring summary.
What is the Official Definition of a Reception...
Based on official NFL rules, what is a reception?
What the NFL's Supplemental Draft is and How it...
The Supplemental Draft, held after the traditional NFL Draft and before each season begins, is designed to allow underclassmen --who did not petition the league for early entry before the NFL Draft deadline but find themselves ineligible for the upcoming college season-- a vehicle for entering the NFL.
How to Play Defensive Back in Football
Description of the defensive backfield, with links for how to play each position in the secondary.
What is the Object of Football?
Football 101 - About Football explains the object of the game of football.
Which NFL team is most likely to come back from...
The five NFL teams most likely to go from worst to first.
Super Bowl Stadiums & Cities
About Football provides a list of stadiums and cities that have hosted the Super Bowl.
How to Catch a Football
Insight into the basic fundamentals of catching a football. Beneficial for wide receivers, running backs, or anyone else who might end up catching the ball.
Why a Football Game Starts the Way it Does
Football 101 - About Football explains the basics of how a football game begins.
Cold Taco Dip
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make Cold Taco Dip.
What is the 4-3 Defense and When Should a...
The 4-3 defense is a basic defensive formation that is widely used today. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
Guest Super Bowl Coin Tossers Since Officials...
For the first eleven Super Bowls, game officials handled the pre-game coin toss. Since that time, a series of honorary coin flippers have been appointed each year.
Why the NFL Referee is the Most Important...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term referee.
About the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are among the more illustrious franchises in the NFL and all of sports. This Dallas Cowboys time line traces the history of the franchise.
Know Every NFL, AFL and Super Bowl Champion...
About Football lists the NFL champions for every season since 1920 along with the AFL champions from 1960 to 1969.
What Does it Mean to Call an Audible and Why...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term audible.
From Alignment to Assignment to Snap: Playing...
Full description of what a defensive tackle does on the football field, as well as the basics of how to play.
Top 5 Football Pass Routes
Football coaches with these five essential pass patterns (Hook, Corner, Wheel, Crossing, and Sreen) will see overall improvement in the passing game. More catches, more yards, and more touchdowns are on their way.
Football Videos
football videos
When and Why Football Coaches Use the Nickel...
Explains what the nickel defense is, when it is used, and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
Why Dallas Cowboys Great Randy White is in the...
Randy White was the Dallas Cowboys No. 1 draft pick in 1975Check out the details of Randy White's NFL career.
The Orange Bowl 1968: Details and Highlights...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl II includes a game recap and scoring summary.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Stadiums
Think you know all the Super Bowl Records that have evr been set? Test your knowledge in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Roundup
Here is a little more random Super Bowl trivia, but this time the question are a little tougher. Let's see just how good you are.
5 Valuable Tips For Youth Football Coaches
Five points of advice for youth football coaches. Keep it fun, keep it safe, teach the fundamentals, teach good sportsmanship, and build lasting relationships.
NFL Scheduling Procedures
A common question I get from football fans concerns the NFL scheduling procedures and how a team's opponents are determined. Since the realignment that moved the NFL to an eight-division league, the scheduling format has become quite simple actually.
How the NFL Determines the Order Teams Select...
About Football explains how the NFL determines the NFL Draft order.
Defensive Strategy: Understanding Gap Assignments
A description and illustration of where the a, b, and c gaps are to aid in your understanding of gap assignments in football.
Top 5 Run Plays Out of the I-Formation for...
Using Multiple-I looks, you can control the clock running Iso, Toss Sweep, Fullback Trap, Counter, and Reverse.
Ends, Tackles and the Nose: Meet Football's...
What is a defensive line, what do they do, and what makes a good defensive line.
What is Football's 4-3 Defense and How Does it...
To fully utilize the benefits of a 4-3 defensive system, coaches must recognize the importance of implementing the Over and Under defensive calls.
What Are the Shotgun and Pistol Formations in...
Compares the shotgun formation to the pistol formation in football.
Why Football's Offensive Lineman Position Is...
The offensive lineman position in football is detailed, including who should play and how to improve your skills as an offensive lineman.
Football 101: What's the Deal With the Dime...
The dime defense is a basic defensive formation designed to stop the pass. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
Relive Super Bowl XVI With This Recap of the...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl XVI includes a game recap.
Find Out What Year Your Favorite NFL Team...
About Football lists the date of entry of every team currently in the NFL.
Super Bowl Trivia - Super Bowl Players
Think you know all about the guys that have played in the Super Bowl? Test your knowledge of NFL football players in the Super Bowl in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
What the Gap is in Football and How Defenses...
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About Football Glossary - Head Linesman
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term head linesman.
Stanford Stadium, 1985: Details and Highlights...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl XIX includes a game recap.
How to Run an Office Football Pool
For a different type of office football pool, try out this Prognostication Pool for weekly contests featuring your favorite team, or perhaps all the Monday Night Football games.
What Does it Mean to be an Unrestricted Free...
An unrestricted free agent may sign with any club, through the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp (generally late July).
The Difference Between Franchise and Transition...
The NFL's system of Franchise Tags and Transition tags can seem complicated, but this resource explains the difference between the Transition and Franchise player.
Highlights from the Orange Bowl, 1971: A Super...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl V includes a game recap and scoring summary.
Brother vs. Brother in NFL? There are Tons of...
Here's a list of the Top 10 brother combinations in NFL history
Super Bowl XIV
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl XIV includes a game recap and scoring summary.
How Quarterback Rating is Calculated in Football
How to calculate a quarterback rating.
Fathers and Sons Who've Made it to the Super Bowl
Check out all the father and son combinations who have made it to the Super Bowl.
NFL Conference Championships: Do Packers and...
Conference Championships are Quarterback Showcases: Will Andrew's Luck Change Against the Patriots?
How Football Coaches Can Get the Most of Their...
These defensive line drills allow football coaches to keep practices interesting and fresh for players. The drills teach proper techniques needed for successful defensive line play during football games.
How Does the Wildcat Offense Work in Football?
About Football explains the Wildcat Offense.
What is a Restricted Free Agent in Football?
About.com Football defines the term restricted free agent.
History of the Super Bowl - Super Bowl I
Check the scoring summary for Super Bowl I.: green bay packers kansas city chiefs los angeles memorial coliseum angeles memorial coliseum history of the super bowl
About Football Glossary - Line Judge
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term line judge.
Fantasy Football 101: What You Need to Know to...
About Football's Fantasy Football 101 explains the basics of fantasy football. Topics include scoring, drafting a team, and selecting a lineup.
What a Wideout is in Football and How that...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term wideout.
About Football Glossary - Check Off
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term check off.
About Football Glossary - Field Position
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term field position.
Chiefs vs. Vikings: Score and Highlights of...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl IV includes a game recap and scoring summary.
Tracing the Origin of NFL Teams, Name Changes...
The roots of every NFL football team can be traced in this year-by-year NFL genealogy section. List includes the year each NFL team began play, franchise movement, and team name changes.
So the QB Calls An Audible, What Should the...
The basics of disguising and stemming to prevent the offense from reading the coverage. Learn what disguising coverage is, and why it's necessary and effective.
What Made Barry Sanders a Hall of Fame NFL...
One of the most electrifying running backs in NFL history, Barry Sanders thrilled NFL fans throughout the 90's decade.
Recapping Super Bowl VII: Dolphins vs....
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl VII includes a game recap and scoring summary.
How Each Winning Super Bowl Team Finished the...
Check the success of every winning Super Bowl team the year following their championship season.
Where is the Secondary in Football and Which...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term secondary.
Super Bowl Trivia - The Leaders
See if you can answer these questions about the coaches and owners of Super Bowl teams. Test your knowledge in this Super Bowl trivia quiz from your guide to pro football.
NFL Power Rankings
NFL power rankings week 10
More Than a Pretty Face: Tom Brady's Outstandin...
About Football profiles the football career of quarterback Tom Brady.
Dried Beef Cheese Ball
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make a Dried Beef Cheese Ball.
Why the Nickel Back is More than the Name of a...
Describes the football position of nickel back. Includes information on who should play nickel back and when the nickel package is used in football.
How Wide Receiver Terrell Owens Made His Mark...
About Football offers a timeline of bad boy Terrell Owens' antics during his NFL career.
Super Bowl Standings
About Football provides the all-time Super Bowl standings that include every team that has ever played in a Super Bowl.
The Dirty Dozen: The Dirtiest Players in NFL...
The 12 dirtiest players in NFL history
Coaching Football: Simplified Rules for...
Zone blocking schemes do not have to be complicated like those you see professional teams run. Cut down the learning curve by using this simplified two-step approach with your offensive line.
Teaching Linebackers the Triangle, Read, React...
Football players wanting to excel at the linebacker position must develop a certain 'nose to the ball' ability, and it starts with coaches teaching the triangle read concept.
How to Create a Youth Football Offensive Playbook
Youth football coaches creating their own football playbooks should use familiar football terminology. Here is a great place to start for creating your offensive football playbook.
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