Mark asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 month ago

why does a defensive touchdown count against the opposing defense they weren't even on the field when it happened?

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It counts against  whole team stats not the defense only

  • 1 month ago

    Football is a team game. The offense, defense, and special teams can all score.

  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Football is a team sport.  Every play every player has the potential to play offense and defense  Just because you started on offense as a RB, for example, doesn't mean you don't have defensive duties on a turn over.

  • 1 month ago

    It only counts if the offense fumbles and then the defense picks it up but then the guy returning it also fumbles and then the offense (now defense) picks it up and scores.

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  • 1 month ago

    It doesn't count against the defense in many leagues.

  • 1 month ago

    What skeptik said.


  • 1 month ago

    It doesn't.

    What makes you think it does?

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