American Football Rules - Scrimmage Downs

Scrimmage Downs

The majority of a football game takes place on plays, or downs, that begin at the line of scrimmage. The officials spot the ball (place it in a designated spot on the field) on the line of scrimmage and declare it ready for play.

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American Football Rules - Scrimmage Downs - Dead Ball
... The ball becomes dead, and the down ends, when the ball carrier is downed, as described above a forward pass falls incomplete (it touches the ground before possession is secured by a ... touchback occurs or under NFL or college rules, on fourth down (or, in the NFL, on any down after the two-minute warning in either half), a ball fumbled ... typically blows his whistle after the ball becomes dead to alert the players that the down has already ended ...

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