Pythagoras' ancient theorem helps football players today find the fast route to the football
Science of NFL Football
From the National Football League and the National Science Foundation comes an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America’s most beloved sport.
Battles on the line of scrimmage are won by finding a player's center of mass and applying torque to it.
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Third Law of Motion and how the conservation of energy is key to keeping a player moving and to stopping them in their tracks.
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Second Law of Motion and the role that unbalanced forces play whenever a place kicker aims the football for the uprights.
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt explores Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion and how it helps or hinders a player's ability to move the football down the field as far and as fast as possible.
Pinpointing the accuracy of a NFL quartback's throw begins with the shape of the football
NFL running backs show us how body position, acceleration, and velocity help put points on the scoreboard
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the role vectors play every time an NFL quarterback throws a pass.
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich.
In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp.