The SuperBowl: What you need to know
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It’s Superbowl Sunday this weekend; the only weekend when people who usually don’t follow the NFL tune in to the biggest game of the year to see what the fuss is about. Before you tune it to see the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks battle it to become the next Superbowl champion here is a few things you need to know. The Game The most common question is 'what exactly are the rules of the game?' It’s simple really; kind of. Each offense has four downs (or attempts) to gain 10 yards for a new set of downs; with the ultimate goal of reaching the other team’s end zone to score a touchdown worth six points and one more depending on the point after attempt. The offence can do this by either running or passing the ball via Running Backs and Wide Receivers. If the offence fails to make 10 yards they punt the ball on the 4th down and the opposing teams offence take the field. Or if they are close enough to the end zone they can opt for a field goal worth three points. See. Simple! Path to the SuperBowl Every one of the 32 teams in the NFL have an equal opportunity to play in the SuperBowl. They begin the season with a 16 game schedule, playing teams within their division and other teams based on their previous season’s record. Then the top teams enter the play offs, equal to the last 16 format in the Champions League and FA cup and progress from there. The difference being that there are two conferences in the NFL; the AFC and NFC; the winner of each conference then play in the SuperBowl. The Teams
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