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Offline BetweenTheLines

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2-13-4b
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:29:23 PM »
Force is not a factor:When a backward pass or fumble is declared dead in the end zone of the opponent of the player who passed or fumbled, with no player possession. My questions are. Are these always touchdowns? How does this sort of play happen.

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Re: 2-13-4b
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 01:40:10 PM »
Team A throws a backward pass (or fumbles) into their opponents end zone where it becomes dead with no player in possession.  This would be a TD.  See Rules 7-4-3-b and 8-2-1-c
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 01:45:24 PM »
Has anyone ever had this happen?
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Re: 2-13-4b
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 04:25:04 PM »
That's their own end zone, that's not how it reads.

Their end zone is the one they are defending. Teams score touchdowns when they carry the ball into their opponent's end zone. You defend your end ezone. That was a big shock to me when I started learning the rules. It didn't seem logical.

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Re: 2-13-4b
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 11:29:39 PM »
Their end zone is the one they are defending. Teams score touchdowns when they carry the ball into their opponent's end zone. You defend your end ezone. That was a big shock to me when I started learning the rules. It didn't seem logical.

Plus, if you do basketball, it's the opposite.  Your basket is the one you shoot at.

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Re: 2-13-4b
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 08:21:14 AM »
In football, it is like a war.  The teams are defending their own land which is the end zone.  You do not want the enemy to enter your land. 

That is why it is called a safety too, team A takes refuge (safety) in their own land (their end zone).