Field Goal

A field goal is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play ("from the field") or via some sort of free shot. In American football, some rugby games and some basketball shots of certain distance, a field goal is worth three points or one point.

The term may refer to:

  • Field goal (American and Canadian football), a kick used to score points in American and Canadian football
  • Field goal (rugby), a kick used to score points in rugby league football and rugby union football
  • Field goal (basketball), a shot used to score points in basketball

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Turnover On Downs
... downs to gain another ten yards (an event called a "first down") or cross the goal line for a score ... punt the ball, offering the opposing team possession, or attempt to kick a field goal if close enough ... small distance is needed to gain a first down A team is close to, but not within field goal range The game's end is near, and if the team surrenders possession of the ball, they may ...
September 2008 In Sports - 21 September 2008 (Sunday)
23 The Bills score 17 points in the final 8 minutes, capped off by a field goal from Rian Lindell as time expires ... regulation against his former team, with Matt Bryant's field goal securing the win in overtime ... York Giants 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT) John Carney's field goal in overtime sends the Giants to 3–0 for the first time since 2000 ...
List Of Virginia Tech Hokies Bowl Games - Game Capsules - 2012 Sugar Bowl
... Time, and Virginia Tech scored first, converting the its first possession into on a field goal ... Virginia Tech added another field goal in the second quarter, but Michigan scored a touchdown in the final minute to take a 7–6 lead, and then recovered a Virginia Tech fumble on ... Michigan kicked a field goal as time expired in the first half to take a 10–6 lead ...
Miner's Cup - Recent Contests - 2007
... to Keith White, while the Wildcats' scoring came on a 32 yard field goal, a 79 yd pass from Buddy Rivera to Fred Wells, a 35 yard pass from Rivera to Luke Carlson and Anthony Leandri ... This field goal was the longest of his career, and only 3 yards away from NMU's record ...
Colts–Patriots Rivalry - Notable Games
... the Patriots closed to a 7-6 fourth-quarter score on two Gino Cappelletti field goals ... scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth off Colt turnovers and the game-winning Adam Vinatieri field goal came in the final thirty seconds ... However, thanks to a leap in field position due to a pass interference call, Colts RB Joseph Addai scored a touchdown on a four-yard run with 223 left to ...

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