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Inside the NFL

Going Inside the NFL lets you see how football really works by understanding the rules and regulations.

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How the First-Down Line Works

The virtual first-down line that you see in many televised football games is something of a computer-generated miracle that home viewers have come to love. Find out how this line gets "painted" on the field without painting the players.


How Super Bowl Commercials Work

Most people like watching the Super Bowl every February, but there's always that one guy who insists that he's just watching "for the commercials" -- and with good reason. Find out how all the ad hype gets generated here. See more »

10 NFL Busts

Lofty expectations and huge sums of money don't necessarily lead to success. That's just one of the things these 10 players proved. See more »

How to Get Super Bowl Tickets

Want to see the big game in person? It won't be easy. But we'll show you how to get into the best position to catch the Hail Mary. See more »

Top 10 Tailgating Supplies

It's time for the big game, so grab your friends and family and head for the stadium. But what should you take along? Check out these 10 must-haves for the ultimate tailgate party. See more »

How NFL Review Rules Work

Review rules have sometimes generated controversy, and some fans and team owners would prefer to keep the human factor in the game. But instant replay rules give the officials on the field another set of eyes to get calls right. See more »

How the NFL Pro Bowl Works

Football in the U.S. is big business. And making the roster of the NFL Pro Bowl can establish a player as one of the best at his position, raising his visibility and leading to lucrative contracts and endorsement possibilities. So who gets to play, and how did this exhibition get started anyway? See more »

5 Super Bowl Party Games

Think throwing the perfect Super Bowl party is all about fun and games? Well, it can be. Get ready to tap into the competitive mood of your partygoers with some challenging activities sure to spark your festivities. See more »

5 Super Bowl Party Ideas

Television working? Check. Friends invited? Check. Since Super Bowl Sunday is only the biggest party day of the year, you might want to plan a little something extra if you don't want your bash to be a bust. See more »

How NFL Quarterback Ratings Work

If you're a football fan, you probably want to know every detail about your favorite players. But do you know how your team's quarterback is rated? See more »

Football Pictures

Randy Moss and LaDainian Tomlinson are some of the most exciting players to watch on the football field each Sunday. This gallery features photos of these and other pro football players in action. See more »