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Newton's Third Law of Motion -- The Science of NFL Football (Encore)

With Super Bowl LII coming up on Sunday, February 4, 2018, it's a great time to learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion and the science of NFL football.

NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Third Law of Motion and the role that conservation of momentum plays whenever players collide on the football field, with former NFL linebacker Hardy Nickerson, Tony Schmitz of the University of Florida and Jim Gates of the University of Maryland.

Be sure to check out other videos in "The Science of NFL Football" series.

Original air date: September 1, 2011.

Credit: NFL, NBC Learn and National Science Foundation (NSF)

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