Blocked Field Goal crossing Line of Scrimmage

Ray, if a blocked field goal crossed the line of scrimmage and is downed is the defenseive team awarded the ball at the spot it is downed or back at the original line of scrimmage? I read somewhere it was treated like a punt but not sure.

4 thoughts on “Blocked Field Goal crossing Line of Scrimmage

  1. They are treated slightly differently. If a punt is partially blocked, but crosses the line of scrimmage, it is no longer considered a “block.” It is treated just like a punt. If the kicking team recovers the ball, it is downed right there and the receiving team takes over 1st and 10. If the receiving team recovers the ball they can advance it. They can also signal for a fair catch.

    If a field goal is blocked, and the ball advances past the line of scrimmage, the receiving team may return it. If the kicking team touches it beyond the line of scrimmage, however, or it goes out of bounds, it is treated just like a missed field goal attempt and returned to the original line-of-scrimmage.

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