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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 Much Super Bowl Bonuses Have Gone Up Since...
In addition to a ring and a permanent place in history, players on a winning Super Bowl team also receive a sizable bonus check.
Super Bowl Attendance
About Football lists the attendance for every Super Bowl.
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.
Football 101: Understanding the Basics of...
Football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts on each end.
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.
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!
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.
The Youngest and Oldest Players and Coaches to...
About Football lists the youngest and the oldest coaches and players throughout NFL history.
Super Bowl Stadiums & Cities
About Football provides a list of stadiums and cities that have hosted the Super Bowl.
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 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.
Super Bowl History - Super Bowl MVPs
This page lists each year's recipient of the Super Bowl MVP award!
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.
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.
How Many Ways Can a Football Team Score Points?
This basics of football tutorial explains all the different methods of scoring in football.
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.
Youth Football: Fundamentals, Proper Techniques...
Those involved with youth football programs often forget teaching proper techniques and fundamentals is much more important than the team's playboook.
Super Bowl History - Super Bowl Game-Time...
The Super Bowl has been played in a variety of locations over the years. The coldest was in New Orleans, the warmest in Los Angeles.
Super Bad: The Six Biggest Goats in Super Bowl...
Pete Carroll is No. 1 on the list for Big Game Blunders
Find Out All About Former Big-Ten and NFL Star...
Herb Adderley - A biography of NFL legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley that includes his career highlights.
Why Getting Super Bowl Tickets is Easy if...
Super Bowl - About Football explains how to get Super Bowl tickets.
The Last Thing You Want to See Happen to Your...
A takeaway is when a defense forces a turnover and takes the ball from the offensive team, thereby gaining possession.
What is the Official Definition of a Reception...
Based on official NFL rules, what is a reception?
How do you play middle linebacker?
How do you play middle linebacker (mike linebacker)? Here's a breakdown of what playing middle linebacker entails.
The 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the NFL
10 Worst Quarterbacks in the NFL
How to Play Lineback in Football
Basics of the linebacker position in football. Includes information on alignment, who should play, and what they do.
What are some funny names for NFL teams?
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. Here's some funny names given to NFL teams.
Ever heard of Sam, Mike and Will? They're...
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Football Officals and Their Duties During a Game
This page outlines each football official's responsibilities along with their positioning on the football field
Football's 8 Positions on Offense
About Football defines all the positions played on the offensive side of the ball.
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.
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.
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.
Once Upon a Time There Was O.J. Simpson the...
O.J. Simpson is one of the greatest running backs and one of the most infamous characters in NFL history. Check out the details of O.J. Simpson's NFL career.
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.
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.
Find Out What Year Your Favorite NFL Team...
About Football lists the date of entry of every team currently in the NFL.
How to Play Defensive End in Football
Full detail on how to play defensive end. Includes stance, read, alignment, and pass rush technique.
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!
Top 10 Reasons to Love/Hate Cam Newton
Top 10 Reasons to Love/Hate Cam Newton
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.
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.
How the NFL is Organized
Consisting of 32 teams, the NFL is organized into a pair of conferences which are sub-divided into divisions.
NFL Football Follies: 'Top 10' Insulting...
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!
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.
Who are the top 10 hardest partiers in the...
Top 10 drinkers and womanizers in NFL history
What Are the 6 Defensive Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the positions played on the defensive side of the ball.
Top 10 Brother Cominations in NFL History
The Top 10 brother combinations in NFL history
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 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.
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.
How Each Winning Super Bowl Team Finished the...
Check the success of every winning Super Bowl team the year following their championship season.
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.
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.
How to Play Strong Side Linebacker or "Sam" in...
Alignment and assignment for playing Sam linebacker, as well as their run and pass read.
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.
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.
Does the Super Bowl Influence the Stock Market?
With all of its fanfare, the Super Bowl has become almost a national holiday anymore, with a huge amount of importance associated with the game and the activities leading up to it.
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.
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.
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.
Offensive Checklist: Preparation Key to...
It is no secret the best football coaches benefit from the ability develop a well-organized practice plan. Such disciplined practice structure allows offensive coaches to teach players what is needed to win the next game.
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 Eat For Success in Football
What to eat and what not to eat for success on the football field.
NFL Kick/Punt Returner Fantasy Rankings
Fantasy football cheat sheet - This fantasy football cheat sheet ranks the top fantasy Kick/Punt Returner.
How Wide Receiver Terrell Owens Made His Mark...
About Football offers a timeline of bad boy Terrell Owens' antics during his NFL career.
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.
Magnificent Seven: Best Stadiums in the NFL
Where are the Best Places in America to Experience the NFL?
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.
Ends, Tackles and the Nose: Meet Football's...
What is a defensive line, what do they do, and what makes a good defensive line.
Super Bowl 50: Heart of a Chicken
Cam's Cowardice Costs Carolina in Super Bowl 50
What Are the Special Teams Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the specialized positions played on special teams.
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.
Offensive Line Rankings
Offensive line rankings - Before you make your final decision on who to draft, check our NFL offensive line rankings to see who has an advantage as well as who's at a disadvantage.
What Made the 1985 Chicago Bears So Great but...
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What is the Object of Football?
Football 101 - About Football explains the object of the game of football.
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.
How to Play Defensive Back in Football
Description of the defensive backfield, with links for how to play each position in the secondary.
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.
About Football Glossary - First and Ten
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term first and ten.
How can a 3-4 defense stop both the run and pass?
A strong side twist blitz can be effective in stopping the rush as well as the pass. The strength of the five-man rushing package, however, is dependent on the secondary's ability to disguise coverages.
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.
Toss Sweep Improves I-Formation Outside Run...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The power sweep
How to Run the Cover 3 Zone Defense in Football
Description of the cover 3 defense, including strengths, weaknesses, and assignments.
About Football Glossary: Sack
A sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass.
How do you run a fullback trap?
After running the football strong side several plays, linebackers and other defenders tend to anticipate the direction of the offensive play. The fullback trap stops defenses from anticipating.
Know Your Basic Football Terms: What is the End...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term end zone.
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.
What Are the Shotgun and Pistol Formations in...
Compares the shotgun formation to the pistol formation in football.
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.
Fantasy Football 101: What You Need to Know to...
Fantasy football is a statistics-based game in which players compete against each other by drafting and managing players from NFL teams.
How To Become an NFL Official
How to become an NFL official - About Football explains what the NFL looks for when hiring officials, so if you've ever dreamed of being an NFL official, check out the details.
What is The Red Zone?
Description of the Red Zone and the implications for offense and defensive teams.
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.
About Football Glossary - Line of Scrimmage
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term line of scrimmage.
Two-Point Conversion Definition
A two-point conversion is a scoring play, occurring immediately after a touchdown, in which a team can add two bonus points.
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.
Packers Outlast Steelers in Super Bowl XLV
About Football recaps the Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
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.
Sweetness: The Life and Career of Football...
Long-time Chicago Bears great Walter Payton was one of the best running backs of all time. About Football outlines his career, including statistics, accomplishments, awards, and more.
Football 101: How a Football Game Begins
Football 101: How a football game begins. About.com takes a look at how a traditional football game begins.
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.
The Dos and Don'ts of Managing Your Fantasy...
About Football's fantasy football Dos and Don'ts outline tips to successfully manage your fantasy football team.
Player profile: Carolina quarterback Cam Newton
Player profile of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton
NFL's Top 5 Father-Son Combinations
There have been about 200 father-son combinations in the NFL, and About Football ranks the best of all-time.
10 Funny Football Quotes
Funny Football Quotes - About Football has put together a collection of funny football quotes.
Baltimore Quarterback Joe Flacco Takes his...
Top 10 Super Bowl quarterback performances
Pocket in football
The pocket is the area of protection in the backfield provided by the offensive linemen for the quarterback when he drops back to pass the ball.
Understanding the Basics of Football: What is a...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term drive.
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.
Past Super Bowl Referees
About Football lists the referees in charge of every Super Bowl.
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.
What is a Safety in Football and How is One...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term safety.
Watching Football Through a Coach's Eyes
Coaches and casual fans can watch the same game and see very different things. Coaches tend to pay attention to a variety of details on each play.
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.
The Top 10 Super Bowl Players of All Time
The Top 10 Super Bowl Players of All Time
Advice For Young Football Players: Control What...
Control your attitude, your mind, and your effort, and you will be a better football player, regardless of how physically talented you are.
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.
Learning how to run the read option
Proper instruction of linemen, running backs, and the quarterback in the triple option offense begins with recognizing which defensive players to leave unblocked.
Atlanta Falcons Hall of Famers
The list of Atlanta Falcons Hall of Famers is rather short in comparison to some of the other NFL franchises, but they have had a few players who received the ultimate football honor of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Profile of NFL Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas
This Johnny Unitas biography outlines his statistics and career highlights. Also included are the career statistics and many awards Johnny Unitas has received.
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.
Recapping the Career of One of the Best QBs in...
Denver Broncos legend John Elway was one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in NFL history. Check out the details of John Elway's NFL career.
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.
Football Terminology - What does it mean when a...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term possession.
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.
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.
NFL "lobbying" to keep its sacred blackout rule...
NFL response to John McCain's bill trying to rescind blackout rule is misleading
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: Should He Stay or...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach should be fired, puzzling Packers, Broncos schedule
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.
Randy White
Randy White is a Hall-of-Fame defensive tackle who was the Dallas Cowboys first pick in the 1975 NFL Draft. He played 14 seasons with the Cowboys.
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.
What is a False Start in Football and How Many...
A false start is an infraction in which an offensive player moves after he has taken a set position and before the ball is snapped.
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.
College Playing Days
A career timeline featuring pictures of Peyton Manning, beginning with his playing days with the Tennessee Volunteers.
Shape and Size are Key, But What Makes a...
What is a football? What is it made of? How big is a football?
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.
NFL Legends: Joe Montana, 49ers Quarterback
Joe Montana is a Hall-of-Fame quarterback best known for winning four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl MVP awards with the San Francisco 49ers.
NFL Legends Profile: Chuck Howley
The Dallas Cowboys Chuck Howley was the first defender to be named MVP of the Super Bowl. Check out the details of Chuck Howley's NFL career.
Player Profile: Steelers' Legend, Franco Harris
Franco Harris is a Hall-of-Fame running back best-known for winning four Super Bowls with the Steelers and for making the ‘Immaculate Reception.’
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.
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.
How One Undrafted QB Went From the CFL to the...
Undrafted, it took Warren Moon six years to gain an opportunity in the NFL. But once he did, he established himself as one of the best of all time.
Seven Layer Salad
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 Seven Layer Salad.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins
Relive one of the greatest seasons by one of the greatest NFL teams of all time. Whether or not the 1972 Miami Dolphins, led by Don Shula, were the greatest team of all time, no team in the Super Bowl age has ever posted an undefeated season. Check out all the 1972 Miami Dolphins statistics, accomplishments, awards, and more!
About Football Glossary - Turnover
A turnover occurs when the team with possession of the ball loses possession of the ball, and possession is then gained by the opposing team.
Earl Campbell
Earl Campbell is a Hall-of-Fame running back who played for the Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints. Campbell won the Heisman Trophy in 1977.

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