Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
eLearning
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

4 NFL Rule Changes for 2013

Step 1 of 4
Previous
Next Slideshow
Next Slideshow

The tuck rule is history.

Basically, if a quarterback starts to bring the football back toward his body while trying to throw, it will be ruled a fumble instead of an incomplete pass.

Why is this significant? Well, in a 2001 playoff game, Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, benefitted from the tuck rule when a ball that most of the viewing fans assumed to be a fumble was ruled an incomplete pass. The Patriots won the game.

Many fans thought the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots' opponent, were robbed of a chance to go to the Super Bowl, entirely thanks to the tuck rule.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.