Understanding the terminology in football can be confusing. There is a lot of lingo, and all of the information builds on top of the basics. We've compiled a list of terms you should know in a variety of situations.
If you're watching an NFL game, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the following terminology.
NFL Franchise Team: One of 32 teams in the National Football League.
Offense: The team with the ball that is trying to score a touchdown.
Defense: The team that doesn't have the ball and is trying to force a turnover.
Special Teams: One of three units of players that perform all kicks and returns in football.
Touchdown: A touchdown is worth six points and happens when the offense brings the ball into the opposing team's end zone.
Here is some lingo that you should know if you're going to watch a football game.
Drive: A term that describes what the offense does when they have the ball in their possession before the turnover or score.
Red Zone: 20 yards or closer to the opposing team's end zone, where a team has a high chance of scoring points.
QB-Sneak: When the quarterback takes the ball and runs with it himself on the field.
Gain of Yards: When the offense earns more yards on the play and moves closer to the opposing team's end zone.
Loss of Yards: When the offense loses yards on the play.