CINCINNATI BENGALS KICKOFF
Important RulesI. IMPORTANT RULES
Any kick which travels more than
a live ball. The kickingteam may recover the kick, but only the receiving team may advance itunless the receiver fumbles after
has been declared in possession.2. The kick must travel 10 yards to be a legal kick unless the receiving teamtouches it within that first
yards, then it becomes a live ball. Eitherteam may recover the kick, but only the receiving team may advance it,unless the receiver fumbles after
has had possession.
A kickoff which goes out-of-bounds without being touched by thereceiving team causes a penalty against the kicking team. The receivingteam has the option
the out-of-bounds spot or 30yards from the spot
the receiving team touches the ball prior
the ball going out-of-bounds, it
their ball at the point in which the balltraveled out-of-bounds.4. The fair catch rule
in effect for kickoffs. Once the receiving team hasfair caught the ball, they can put the ball into play with a free kick
a kicking team may use their hands or arms
push, pull,or ward -off a blocker in an attempt
recover the ball except in the first
yards unless it is first touched by the receiving team.
Neither team may block below the waist (15 yard penalty).7. A free-kick after a safety has the same exact rules as the kickoff except.that the restraining line for kicking teams is the
yard line. The kickingteam may also choose to punt the ball.
the kicked ball takes it into the endzone, even
istouched by the receiving team, it can
downed in the endzone by thereceiving team:
A kickoff recovered by the kicking team in the endzone is a touchdown.
a kicking team is offside, the receiving team has the option
takingthe play or
with a 5 yard penalty.