The NFL’s simplified catch rules, which also apply to interceptions, require the player to do three things: Control the ball, get two feet or another body part down, and make a “football move,” like a third step/reach reach for the line to gain; or the ability to perform such a move.Oct 4, 2020
6 points A Touchdown is scored when the team with legal possession of the ball crosses into or catches the ball in the endzone. Only the nose needs to break into the goal line’s plane. A Touchdown is worth 6 points and the scoring team is entitled to an attempt for extra points.
A team scores a touchdown when an offensive player carrying the ball, or a defensive player who has obtained the ball from the other team after recovering a fumble or intercepting a pass, advances from anywhere on the field and breaks the plane of his opponents’ goal line with the ball.