Each game features two teams playing against each other.
- Each team is allowed 11 men on the field at a time. Any more than 11 could result in a penalty.
- Unlimited substitution is permitted, but players may only enter the field when the ball is dead.
- Each team is comprised of an offense, defense, and special teams.
- If team A has possession of the ball, they use their offensive team to attempt to advance the ball toward the opponents endzone.
- If team B has the ball, team A will use their defensive team to attempt to stop team B from advancing the ball.
- If a kicking play is expected, both teams will use their special teams.
The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by advancing the football into their endzone for as many touchdowns as possible while holding them to as few as possible. There are other ways of scoring, but a touchdown is usually the prime objective. The biggest goal for an offense, every time they take possession of the ball, is to score a touchdown. To score a touchdown, a player must carry the ball across the opposition's goal line, or catch a pass in the end zone. Once the ball crosses the plane of the goal line while it is in a player's possession, it is scored a touchdown. A touchdown is worth six points.
- The team scoring a touchdown is given the bonus of trying to add one or two more points. These are called extra point conversion attempts.
- If a team elects to go for two extra points, they will line up at the two-yard line and make one attempt at either running or passing the ball into the end zone. If they make it, they are awarded two points. If they don't, they get no extra points.
Touchdown = 6 points
Extra Point Conversion = 1 point
Two-Point Conversion = 2 points
Field Goal = 3 points
Safety= 2 points