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NFL "Knowing the Rules" Moments

  • Published on Feb 16, 2019
  • A compilation of NFL players/coaches understanding obscure rules and using them in games.
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  • Jamie B
    Jamie B Day ago

    @6:19 This is clearly why he doesn't want to talk about playoffs.

  • Trev Mac
    Trev Mac Day ago

    Poor Jim Mora at the end *PLAYOFFFFS*

  • House M.D
    House M.D Day ago

    "Rules are made to be broken"
    No, rules are meant to be understood and exploited.

  • dkchen
    dkchen 2 days ago

    I felt like everybody just stood there watching Doug Flutie in a "WTF are you doing?"

  • Hidden For Suspense
    Hidden For Suspense 2 days ago

    Cobb to the Cowboys! #letsgo

  • yabetterbringit
    yabetterbringit 3 days ago +1

    Lol the announcers geeking out because a returner getting paid millions knows a simple rule about his sport. Football crowd isn’t too bright.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      it was more about everyone thinking it touched the line and really only one player who got a good view of the football not being a touch back

  • Epic Tien
    Epic Tien 3 days ago +2

    1:54 “lmao I’ll just let everyone die while I chill back here, we’ve won anyway”

  • debra m
    debra m 5 days ago

    Why do they were padding

  • HeathInClearLake
    HeathInClearLake 6 days ago

    The last one should not have counted. Rams players came off the sidelines and onto the field during the play. You can see Bailey cut in front of them on the way to the endzone.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      Saints players would have been doing the same thing (out of view) so the too many men on the field *Rule* would have offset the penalty thus allowing the TD to count

  • Errol Martin-Rogers
    Errol Martin-Rogers 8 days ago


  • Kartkid024
    Kartkid024 9 days ago

    A lot of these are just exposing rules that need fixed. Like the first 2 or the one where they hold everyone to kill the clock.

  • Parker t
    Parker t 9 days ago +1

    What’s this free kick shit? Why would you ever kick a normal field goal if you could kick one where they’re not allowed to block it

    • Kartkid024
      Kartkid024 9 days ago

      I believe they can only do it on the 1st play after a kickoff. So most times they are 70 or 80 yards away.

  • Cross
    Cross 10 days ago +2

    This is why the NFL isn't a Olympic sport....

  • Cross
    Cross 10 days ago

    How bout u change these stupid ass rules....if the ball doesn't go out of bounds it's fair play

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      if you knew the stupid ass rules which apparently you don't the ball is fair play after the kickoff as for it not being an Olympic sport well i'm sorry but *Air Pistol,Ping Pong,Canoe slalom,BMX & Sailing* just don't appeal to real men ~you Dork!

  • Alex Alex
    Alex Alex 12 days ago

    NFL!!! How lame!!! Helmets and shoulder pads! Jesus!!! Where's the toughness??? Rugby League or Union any day!!!!

  • jdareyah
    jdareyah 12 days ago

    Aints fans still salty

  • Not That You Asked
    Not That You Asked 12 days ago

    You should add the infamous Patriots ineligible receiver plays.

  • Mattes Fischer
    Mattes Fischer 12 days ago +1

    I dont understand the last one

    • Phil Majere
      Phil Majere 10 days ago

      Everyone assumed the play was over, but the ball didn't go out of bounds like they assumed. This meant the play was still going so the player was able to pick up the ball and run it in for a touchdown.

  • Tabchan Zero
    Tabchan Zero 13 days ago

    As a European, I have no idea what's going on.

  • P 7 5 D
    P 7 5 D 13 days ago

    When randal cobb robbed the titans

  • Marco Peláez Fernández

    Im spanish I don't know about the rules I don't get what they say and I'm yet watching this

  • Mr. Pink
    Mr. Pink 13 days ago +2

    2:03 dude put the DT in a chokehold XDD

  • Ed Morrison
    Ed Morrison 14 days ago

    I've never watched an American football game and yet all of these plays seem straightforward. Very similar rules to Rugby Union.

  • bent540
    bent540 14 days ago

    dumbest sport!

  • fiasco stew
    fiasco stew 14 days ago

    Those are good rules unlike today’s stupid rules about not hitting high fuck that shit hit all you want

  • Dolby Robersons
    Dolby Robersons 14 days ago

    13:37 timing

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 14 days ago

    The NFL is a fucking joke

  • Andrew DiMaggio
    Andrew DiMaggio 14 days ago +1

    a few of these are textbook Rugby Union tactics... ball out on the full, drop goal, etc.

  • HouseDaddyHouse
    HouseDaddyHouse 14 days ago +1

    I understand the rule of touching the kickoff from out of bounds, but why doesn't the rule of bring the first to touch the ball after being out of bounds not apply? Is it because technically he's still out of bounds and never came back in? Or since he's out of bounds it becomes a dead ball out of bounds therefore the kick is deemed out of bounds therefore a penalty...

    • Holocene Event
      Holocene Event 14 days ago

      yes, ball is dead when the out-of-bounds players picks it up, this ends the play in a "null" state.

  • Djxjxixsm Jxjskjzxn
    Djxjxixsm Jxjskjzxn 14 days ago

    Well, it goes to show; its a stupid game and most of those that play it are also idiots. How can you not know the rules to the game that you're PAID TO PLAY.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      the same reason a pretentious douche bag over uses x's and j's in a name and in his pathetic pea brain actually thinks it's cool

  • Jonathan Sprague
    Jonathan Sprague 15 days ago

    Is this rule still relevant or did they do something to change this?

  • believer973
    believer973 15 days ago

    Hitting the post with that snap was the most amazing play

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      but you know if it missed the post the play is still legal (it's not that he had to hit the post) the post is considered out of bounds

  • Vajra Pani
    Vajra Pani 15 days ago

    I didn't know that you could make a drop kick for an extra point? I thought that all drop kicks had been banned by the NFL years ago. I'm rather sure that field goal attempts by drop kick are still illegal by the rules. The longest field goal ever made was one by drop kick but I can't remember in what year it was made or by what team. I do. however, remember that it was made by the legendary Jim Thorpe. It was around 75 yards, as I recall.... give or take a couple of yards.

  • VegasRider702
    VegasRider702 15 days ago

    No surprise most are from the "CHEATriots"...

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      *Triggered and i love it* 💍💍💍💍💍💍

  • Dre'
    Dre' 15 days ago

    That outta bounds kickoff thing is so unfair

  • morehn
    morehn 15 days ago +1

    This is real entertainment

  • D
    D 15 days ago +1

    Just shows how stupid the NFL is.

  • Mikael Nuland
    Mikael Nuland 15 days ago +1

    How is there sound in the astronaut video? You can’t hear in space

  • Richard Anter
    Richard Anter 15 days ago +3

    Why do all these “smart” plays involve Belichick?

    • Logan
      Logan 14 days ago +1

      Because Bill has been busy reinventing football for the past 20 years while every other NFL coach tries to figure out how to use second half time outs.

  • Ferenc Orosz
    Ferenc Orosz 16 days ago +1

    first play is fucking bullshit

  • SpirusOfH
    SpirusOfH 16 days ago +1

    Can someone explain the last one? I don't watch football but I assume that either the ball wasn't touched by the offensive in the end zone (therefore not making it a touchdown?) or that maybe the ball has to go beyond the end of the end zone and since it never did that doesn't count either. Is that it?

    • sligen
      sligen 14 days ago

      I believe since the ball didn't go out of bounds it was a live ball. This probably was changed later on because this doesn't happen anymore, so he was able to run the ball for the touchdown and no one knew what was going on.

  • Neil M
    Neil M 16 days ago

    Wait, if you can kick a fieldgoal on a kick-off, then does that mean you can just keep scoring over and over again without the other team ever getting the ball?

    • Holocene Event
      Holocene Event 14 days ago

      don't think you can get points on a kick-off, but you can line-up as if it was one on any given play.

  • Shuyu
    Shuyu 16 days ago +1

    Title should be changed to "knowing the rules and abusing them".

    • Dre'
      Dre' 15 days ago


  • Niko The Arms Dealer
    Niko The Arms Dealer 17 days ago

    That last one....just plain embarrassing if you were a Saint that day. I gotta wonder if any of the guys on the bench caught it and were like "WHAT'RE Y'ALL DOIN?!?!"

  • Lord Defekator
    Lord Defekator 17 days ago +1

    1:31 Bellichick

  • Dave Dee
    Dave Dee 17 days ago

    The first play the ball never went out of bounds. Green bay gets the ball right there at the 3 yard line.

    • Nick Betsch
      Nick Betsch 17 days ago +1

      Dude... the literal title of the video is "Knowing the Rules" and you're gonna argue a play on it based on the rules even though you clearly don't know enough about them to create such a video?

  • Drew Bravo
    Drew Bravo 17 days ago

    Not sure that last touchdown should count, with all those extra players on the field.

    • Holocene Event
      Holocene Event 14 days ago

      theres other cases of "early" celebrations and such where play continues despite many many people rushing the field

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 18 days ago

    Knowing the rules? Knowing the rules? You talkin' about knowing the rules? You kiddin me? That's pitiful.

  • Vltr Lhtl
    Vltr Lhtl 18 days ago

    What a stupid fucking sport....

  • Malcolm Lightfoot
    Malcolm Lightfoot 18 days ago

    John 17:3 this means eternal life their taking in knowledge of you the ONLY TRUE GOD and the one you sent Jesus Christ...
    Who is Jesus praying to and why does he say this person is the one and only who can be truly referred to as GOD? Then he mentions himself also so we know he's not talking about himself. Also at John 20:17 after he's been resurrected to spirit life he comes in human form and he tells Mary he's returning to her father and his father to her God and HIS GOD... and why does he at Matthew 27:46 address his father as MY GOD MY GOD as he's dying... if he's God then why does he have a God and if he's equal to GOD and the true GOD is his GOD then he would be GOD to the true GOD because they are equal. Remember he's resurrected when he's speaking to Mary so he's no longer a human but a spirit taking on human form when he calls GOD his GOD. Also confusing he says to her just like he's your father he's my father just like he's your GOD he's my GOD. Are we to understand that he worships GOD in the same way a human worships GOD. If this is all true then it's very confusing.... I will make this simple for anyone who will listen to JESUS... we could argue all day long that Jesus is or isn't god but the bible warns against getting bogged down in the disputes of men... so if you truly love Jesus then listen when he speaks at Matthew 24:14 where HE says there will be a preaching campaign that would be preached on the entire earth and then THE END would come... so find a world wide organization that is preaching about a future world after this one is gone... join it and preach... this is JESUS CHRIST COMMAND TO YOU... Here's a hint... JESUS SAID... they would be hated ( John 15:18,19) what is the most hated worldwide Christian religious organization on earth... EVERYONE knows the answer... Will you LISTEN to JESUS CHRIST COMMAND TO YOU?
    (Mathew 28:19,20)

  • Joel Anthony
    Joel Anthony 18 days ago

    The rules are manipulated to fit the leagues agenda and point shaving for gambling purposes. They want them all to be some sort of judgement call.

  • Nicholas Dobos
    Nicholas Dobos 18 days ago

    @ 1:20 I remember watching that game on live TV...Doug Flutie was a brilliant back-up QB in his later years, he could scramble pretty good for a 40+ year old too!
    Help autistic his breakfast cereal! Flutie Flakes!
    It's a shame all the scandalous things N.E. has been involved in. Bellecheck is probably the smartest head coach in history...the Football coach equivalent of Germany's Erwin Rommel (aka the Desert Fox).
    However, don't get me wrong...I am not a Pats fan by any means....I always hope to see someone beat them, I always root against them, but I respect their brilliant play calling, team discipline(when they're not cheating!) and teamwork.
    I love to see Tom Brady get sacked too, LOL!

  • Nicc Da Fox
    Nicc Da Fox 18 days ago

    Oh yeah yeah

  • David Quezada
    David Quezada 18 days ago


  • Jason Everett
    Jason Everett 18 days ago

    MAN I hate that rule with kicks! Kicker could get a perfect coffin corner kick and the receiver just has to touch it while standing out of bounds, they need to get rid of that rule.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      i agree however to tell you the truth until i watch this i never even knew they could do that and apparently not many knew because i haven't seen this ever in a game

  • MetalSandman999
    MetalSandman999 18 days ago

    #1 I agree, that rule is inherently flawed.
    The reason there is a penalty for the kickoff going out of bounds is so the kicking team will work to make sure the ball stays in bounds. But they did that!

    • Nick Betsch
      Nick Betsch 17 days ago

      I disagree. They didn't do it well enough. Both teams should be fully aware of how the rules work, and the place-kicker kicked it close enough to the sideline that the receiver was capable of taking advantage of that kick.

  • Alex West
    Alex West 18 days ago

    What happened at 5:30?

  • Regina Coeli Laetare
    Regina Coeli Laetare 19 days ago

    americans complaint about football (they call it soccer), but to a foreigner this sport is pretty much unintelligible... too many rules...

  • slydogger
    slydogger 19 days ago

    The last one players all over the field changing should have had too many men on the field perhaps

  • Rico Baca
    Rico Baca 19 days ago


  • Happy John
    Happy John 19 days ago +13

    0:33 Throws ball at ref's chest while his arms are still up.
    10:38 AM

  • SvenskCurtain
    SvenskCurtain 19 days ago +1

    i don't t understand the dropkick

    • Andy Bruinewoud
      Andy Bruinewoud 17 days ago

      It's kind of a holdover in the rules from when the game was more like rugby. It fell out of favour as a scoring method when the ball became pointier and therefore harder to control off the bounce.

  • FriendxA
    FriendxA 19 days ago

    Saints were stupid then, and they're stupid now. go figure.

  • Michael Archer
    Michael Archer 19 days ago

    Football is the most retarded, overcomplicated sport around.

  • Gillian Orley
    Gillian Orley 19 days ago

    Am I missing something? Why did they do the drop-kick? What was the benefit of it versus a place kick?
    Just for the Hell of it on his last play in the NFL? I could see that if they were way ahead with 4 minutes left. But they were down by six and they took that risk?

    • Gillian Orley
      Gillian Orley 17 days ago

      +Nic Shannon That was the quarterback, Doug Flutie, who kicked it. The question is, why did they have him drop-kick it instead of having the kicker place-kick the extra point.
      I realize they did not have the holder on the field, but that was intentional. They chose not to use the holder and and kicker and instead used Doug Flutie to drop kick it, but why?
      I know this was Doug Flutie's last play in the NFL and they probably did it as a "tribute" to him to let him do something very unusual that hadn't been done successfully since the 1930s or 40s, but the reason it hasn't been done in that long is it is very difficult to do. Given that they were losing at the time, it seems an odd choice to take such a risk of missing the point even if you want to do something cool for Flutie's last play. I guess that's why they did it.

    • Nic Shannon
      Nic Shannon 17 days ago

      Gillian Orley they didn’t have a kicker or holder so the punter drop kicked it

  • George Rogers
    George Rogers 19 days ago

    Abuse of the rules

  • Steve Querin
    Steve Querin 19 days ago

    When I was playing the Video Games MADDEN NFL 2005 & 2006 and NFL QB CLUB 2002 on GameCube, my Custom Team Draft Roster Selection included Punters & Kickers that had Long-Range Kicking Ability within the First 10 Draft Picks.
    60-Yard Field Goal Attempts was part of my Standard Gameplay Strategy.
    I didn't use Star-Player Gaming Strategy. Everybody got a chance to be on The Field. Second-String Roster Players were assigned First-String Special Teams Positions. First-String Roster Players were Assigned to Offense Team or Defense Team.
    Injured Players were Rotated to Last-Position Slots regardless how minor the injury is; thus, during a Game, an Injured First-String Offense Player could become a First-String Special Teams Player for that Game.
    I also used the Custom-Formation Systems to create my Special Team Formations to be Offense Players Only (the Return Special Teams), and Defense Player Only (the Kicking & Punting Teams), Formations. Thus, my #2 QBs would be First-String Special Teams Players.
    My Video Football Teams didn't have any "Cold" Players going into the Second Half; which, included my Kickers & Punters & Quarterbacks. If I did have an Injured QB, the Backup QBs were ready to go.
    Yea...Video NFL Football isn't the same as Real Life NFL Football; but, 60-Yard Field Goal Attempts aren't Alien to me. Using a Kick-Off Formation for a Field Goal Attempt is.

    • Steve Querin
      Steve Querin Day ago

      +Trev Mac ?Mad Scientist? ... Yea, I guess so. I like creating my own Custom-Designed Video Game Warmachines. Thus, I like Playing MMORPGS like EXORACE; and, PC Decktop/Laptop Video Games like GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS II: THE DREAD LORDS.
      During my Childhood Years, I watched all kinds of Sports. During my 20s and 30s, I lost interest in watching Professional Sports. Nowadays (in my 40s and 50s), on occasion, I do watch The Olympics.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      you sound like a mad scientist but i get it

  • F.B.I Agent
    F.B.I Agent 19 days ago

    Dam right there using the rules against the players😂😂😂👌👌👌

  • Happy Hands
    Happy Hands 19 days ago

    I know nothing about football, but, great video!

  • Dan Mingus
    Dan Mingus 19 days ago

    @1:45 What was the point of the drop kick? Were they considering a 2 point conversion and then changed their minds?

    • Nic Shannon
      Nic Shannon 17 days ago +1

      MooseKnuckle Humpr they didn’t have a kicker so the punter drop kicked it

  • MonsterTeegs
    MonsterTeegs 19 days ago

    The devs really need to put out a patch for this game.

  • John Franklin
    John Franklin 20 days ago

    I know a rule a lot of players don’t know. The goal line doesn’t end at the sidelines. You always see runners fighting the get the ball inside the orange pylon at the goal line - side line intersection, but in reality you don’t need to get the ball inside the pylon, you need to get the ball to the goal line before going out of bounds. For example, you could dive outside the sideline at the 2 and as long as the ball gets to the goal line before you come down out of bounds it’s a TD. Keeping that in mind actually widens the field by a couple yards on each side.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      Actually the perpetual goal line around the world is no longer.. You are correct a few years back but the rule has been changed..If the ball crosses the goal line by an out stretched hand and it's outside the pylon it *no longer* is considered a TD

  • Mobile Games
    Mobile Games 20 days ago

    Still can't believe the Seakawks didn't run the ball.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      For those who argue that Seahawks should have run the ball, where would you have liked them to run it? There are eight defenders in the box against six blockers, and they have leverage based on alignment against a possible inside zone from shotgun.The previous play Lynch was stuffed by linebacker Dont'a Hightower at the 1 and the clock was running. Lynch has had trouble all year getting the ball in from the 1 yard line

  • jess mcisaac
    jess mcisaac 20 days ago

    Sweet 🤔😘👍x

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook 20 days ago

    If the refs make the body langauge that the play is over, then that Touchdown should be called back!!!! 100%.

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook 20 days ago

    "It is the RULE, and that player took advantage of it, what can I say!, remind you of capitalism? it should, hahahha, back to you!"

  • Master Dan Price
    Master Dan Price 20 days ago

    NFL is a fuckin joke

  • dejugulators
    dejugulators 20 days ago

    Ravens holding much?!

    • President Donald J. Trump
      President Donald J. Trump 20 days ago

      The first one with the Bengals was intentional. Super Bowl 47 was questionable no calls by the officials.

  • NoBot Cobra
    NoBot Cobra 20 days ago

    Football sucks

  • The Holy Mackerel
    The Holy Mackerel 20 days ago

    These guys shoot all the homeruns when playing Sportball.

  • Cody Wisker
    Cody Wisker 20 days ago

    players don't even know the rules. Dumbest sport ever

  • Robert Szasz
    Robert Szasz 20 days ago

    Once you're out of bounds, isn't it a penalty to re enter the field of play? The one foot in, one out is an edge case but clearly going out then falling in to touch the ball?

  • BulbasaurUseVinewhip
    BulbasaurUseVinewhip 20 days ago

    lol the last one

  • Jeff Holst
    Jeff Holst 20 days ago

    To the best of my knowledge (and I stand to be corrected) the free kick after a fair catch has only been done successfully twice in the history of the NFL. The first was in a game in the 60s where Green Bay was playing Chicago. It happens to have been my father's first game as an NFL official. Lombardi sent his kicker out with seconds left in the first half and the kicker grabbed the tee. My father told him that the tee was not allowed and Lombardi, said "Yeh, that's right". And the kicker put it through the uprights for a field goal. The second time that I know it was done successfully was a couple of years later. This time it was Chicago who kicked the field goal from a free kick. And their opponent? Green Bay. By the way, it was a little easier then - the goal posts were on the goal line instead of the end line.

  • Jack Cheney
    Jack Cheney 20 days ago

    The one good play by Montgomery

  • Zazoo
    Zazoo 20 days ago


  • Pam Simonson
    Pam Simonson 21 day ago

    I'm always busted but you haven't heard all my realistic points of views

  • Joshua Ehl
    Joshua Ehl 21 day ago

    The last one was the best.

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac Day ago

      i agree,pure heads up genius by that one player

  • Gold
    Gold 21 day ago

    why does randall cobb step out of bounds to get the ball and its a flag?

    • Isaiah F-D
      Isaiah F-D 19 days ago

      Pretty sure if on a kickoff the ball goes out of bounds it's a penalty on the kicking team he accepted the ball out of bounds by putting his foot out and drawing that penalty

  • Jason Meador
    Jason Meador 21 day ago

    Got-_dang_ those were some brilliant plays, thanks for the ride, HH.

  • The One
    The One 21 day ago

    I can only pray i understand the rules and play fair and make everyone proud. The fight you win fair is glorious and holds to show as a tribute to others on how

  • suicidebxmber
    suicidebxmber 21 day ago

    Wow... Can someone explain these to me?? (The first 2)

    • thechum
      thechum 21 day ago +1

      If kicking team kicks ball out of bounds,they get a penalty and recieving team will gain yards. The rules are pretty much when player has football, their body is a extension of the ball. So when they ran out of bounds before picking up football, and ball was still live, when he touched the football the kick was considered out of flag to kicking team

  • Eli W
    Eli W 21 day ago

    All these people knowing these obscure rules and my Steelers didn't know they had to field a free kick after a safety this last season.

  • Curious Cannabis Connoisseur

    why the f*** do I want to watch this? Great recommendation Google. If you're interested in cannabis or cannabis deformity stop on my channel yes I'm spamming everything that should not belong in my recommendation list

  • New Thought
    New Thought 22 days ago


  • MageSael
    MageSael 22 days ago

    Classic Egg-ball!

  • Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 22 days ago

    Football is so damn complicated...

  • Ben Der
    Ben Der 22 days ago +1

    1:10 i was at that game. Unique and confusing moment in sports.

    • Ben Der
      Ben Der 21 day ago

      +thechum I think drop-kicking is far more common in the CFL where Doug Flutie played for a while. And I think that he was just trying to be a little goofy for his final play of his NFL career. It was just for fun.

    • thechum
      thechum 21 day ago

      Whats the point of not just kicking a regular field goal?

  • Lexington73300
    Lexington73300 22 days ago

    Taking advantage of loopholes is unsportsmanlike.

  • Michael Wizouski
    Michael Wizouski 22 days ago

    Man, how did we ever watch football at low resolution?!