The team has 4 tries to move the ball 10 yards. If they succeed within 4 tries they get another 4 tries to get 10 yards from where they're at until TOUCHDOOOWWWWNNN!!!!
Each try is called a down btw.
Downs don't affect the score. If you only move 9 or 4 yards in 4 tries, its the other teams turn!
Dave748 got it right
I think it's kind of like the Up system in ba<x>seball it's just that one's up and the other down. Get it. good. Then you can explain it to me.
Downs are actually the turns the team with the ball take. They get four turns, or plays, to advance the ball 10 yards. If they don't get ten yards, the other team gets the ball.
no,but i like system of a down?
Guys try to get their hands on the other mans ball and then they all jump on each other in front of spectators