This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.The 2017 NFL rule book is a 92-page document explaining each and every rule and regulation regarding a game in the National Football League. Some rules are well known, such as the standard dimension of the field (360 feet in length and 160 feet in width) to the standard dimensions of the ball (must be a "Wilson," hand selected, bearing the signature of the Commissioner of the League, Roger Goodell. The ball shall be made up of an inflated (12½ to 13½ pounds) urethane bladder enclosed in a pebble grained, leather case (natural tan color) without corrugations of any kind. It shall have the form of a prolate spheroid and the size and weight shall be: long axis, 11 to 11¼ inches; long circumference, 28 to 28½ inches; short circumference, 21 to 21¼ inches; weight, 14 to 15 ounces.). There are also some more arcane rules that only become known when a team gets screwed, like what we saw with the Lions on S
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