Defense Wins Championships
The defense is called onto the field once a team loses possession of the ball and is trying to defend against a score.
PRO TIP: If you're ever lost, just look at which team has the ball. The team on defense will not have the ball.
Football Defense Goals
The defense of a football team has the following goals:
- To get possession of the ball
- To prevent opposing team from moving closer to their end zone
- To prevent the opposing team from scoring points
Without a strong defense, a football team will give up points to the opposing team. A team cannot win a football game if the other team scores more points.
Defense Player Positions
Check out Football Defensive Positions to see the player positions.