According to the National Football League, the 2014 regular season starts Thursday, Sept. 4. The game is between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, with the Seahawks hosting. NBC plans to televise the game, and coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET).Know More
The first preseason game of the 2014 season airs Sunday, Aug. 3. The game is between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. The game takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio and is traditionally known as the Hall of Fame game.
The first game of the college football season is scheduled to be held on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. (ET). The game is between Abilene Christian and Georgia State, with Georgia State hosting.Learn more about American Football
To find out the score of your favorite college or professional football team's latest game, visit a sports-related news website such as ESPN or Yahoo Sports. The "Sports" section of your local newspaper is also an excellent source for the previous day's results.Full Answer >
Professional and college football games last for 60 minutes, divided into two 30-minute halves and four 15-minute quarters. High school football games last for 48 minutes, divided into two 24-minute halves with four 12-minute quarters. There is one halftime break and shorter breaks after the first and third quarters of the game.Full Answer >
Due to a rules change during the postseason of 1995, college football games can't end in a tie. At the beginning of the 1996 season, the NCAA Football Rules Committee added an overtime procedure to end the chance of a tied game.Full Answer >
Seven officials are on the field at one time in a National Football League game: the referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, back judge, field judge and side judge. Each of these officials has unique responsibilities, though they share other responsibilities, such as throwing flags.Full Answer >