Super Bowl 2016 for dummies: American football explained

The NFL can be complicated - let us explain

Tom Sheen
Tuesday 02 February 2016 16:21
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NFL American football for dummies

To the untrained eye American football can be a confusing sport.

Filled with technical jargon, massive men in even bigger pads and over the top Americana, it can be a bit of a labour for first-time viewers of the sport.

No doubt someone around you will be interested in, and talking about, the Super Bowl.

He or she will be mentioning touchdowns, first downs, endzones and quarterbacks.

If you don't know what any of those terms mean then fear not, we've taken time out of our day to help you through the basics.

The system of moving up and down the field may seem a little confusing at first but, trust us, it's really quite simple.

It's NFL for the uninitiated.

We're not letting you know who is going to win between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers (you'll have to wait until later in the week for that), but watch our video and feel confident that you'll have the slightest clue what is going on after the opening kick-off.

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