How Many Points Are in a Field Goal in American Football?


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In American football, a field goal is worth three points. In order to receive credit for a field goal, the kicker for the offensive line has to successfully kick the ball through the goal posts on the defensive team's end zone.

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Scoring points through this method is preventable just like a touch-down or any other form of scoring. Icing the kicker is the most common method that is used to prohibit the scoring of the field goal. This is where a time-out is called by the defense in an attempt to interrupt the goal kicker's preparation to make the play.

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