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American Football Evolved from Soccer and Rugby

The original game of American Football looked like a mix of soccer and rugby. It involves an oval-shaped ball called a football. The objective of the game is to get the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. This is normally accomplished by having the quarterback throw the ball to another player, who then runs it into the end zone or passes it to another player. The opposing team attempts to stop play by tackling players or intercepting the ball. Each touchdown is worth six points.

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The First Football Game Was Played in 1869 Between Rutgers and Princeton

Football facts tell us the first football game was played in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton in New Jersey. At the time, the rules did not resemble the modern game we are used to seeing. Eleven years later in 1880, Walter Camp codified the game with a series of rules, including team size and the system of downs. He is widely considered the father of football, though his rules have since been modified.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Have the Most Super Bowl Wins

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowl Championships. They’ve played in eight Super Bowls and are one of three teams to have made it to the Super Bowl that many times. The Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots have also played eight Super Bowl Games each. The Cowboys have won five Super Bowls and the Patriots have won four times.

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The NFL Governs Professional Play in the United States

The National Football League (NFL) began in 1920. At the time, it was called the American Professional Football Association. The head of the NFL is the commissioner. The NFL is tasked with ensuring that the rules of the game are being followed. They also organize the Super Bowl. The NFL currently organizes 256 games over 17 weeks. The first game generally takes place the week following Labor Day and the season ends around New Year’s Day. The regular season is then followed by postseason games to determine conference champs. The Super Bowl is held in late January or in February.