FOOTBALL CRYPTOGRAM PUZZLES (SET 2): Solutions
A FOOTBALL TEAM
Teams have eleven players on the field at a time, but there are many more players off the field. NFL teams have at least forty-six active players. Since they players can be substitued between plays, players have very specific roles for offense, defense, and special teams.
ADVANCING THE BALL
The ball can be advanced in two ways. Players can run with the ball, which is called rushing. Or, players can throw the ball to a teammate, which is called a pass. A forward pass can only happen once during a down and only behind the line of scrimmage, usually by the quarterback.
The basic protective gear worn by football players are a helmet, shoulder pads, a jockstrap, gloves, shoes, thigh pads, and knee pads. Other equipment that may be worn are neck rolls, elbow pads, mouth guards, hip pads, tailbone pads, and rib pads.