NFL safety vs touchdown rules?
I ve previously heard that there s a difference for a touchdown and a safety in the NFL..
For a touchdown, does the ball need to fully cross into the end zone or be overtop of the goal line?
Further, for a safety does the ball need to be past the goal line or be atop it?
- οικοςLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Touchdown: any part of ball past the outside edge of goal line.
Safety: All of ball in end zone (nothing in field of play).
- CoryLv 51 year ago
SAFETY --- scoring in your own endzone - 2 points for the OPPONENT.
Touchdown--- scoring in the opponents endzone - 6 points for YOU.
- Mike WLv 71 year ago
Touchdown: The ball only needs to break the plane of the goal line.
Safety: The ball downed in a teams own end zone, or going out of bounds when in possession of the ball in the end zone. If any of this happens on a kickoff, punt, or a pass interception in their own end zone, it's a touchback, provided that they never carry the ball out of the end zone.