False Start

Definition

It is a False Start if the ball has been placed ready for play, and, prior to the snap, an offensive player who has assumed a set position charges or moves in such a way as to simulate the start of a play, or if an offensive player who is in motion makes a sudden movement toward the line of scrimmage. Any quick abrupt movement by a single offensive player, or by several offensive players in unison, which simulates the start of the snap, is a false start. Exceptions: This does not apply to an offensive player under the center who turns his head or shoulders, unless the movement is an obvious attempt to draw an opponent offside.

Outcome

Loss of five yards from the line of scrimmage. The foul is enforced prior to the snap.

2018 Stats

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11642208231900
21640185202000
31634165171700
41524120111300
51539193271200
61528136101800
71428135151320
81430149121800
91328140151300
101425115151000
11132412016800
Totals161342166618116120

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.63131.441.1900
2162.511.561.251.2500
3162.1310.311.061.0600
4151.680.730.8700
5152.612.871.80.800
6151.879.070.671.200
71429.641.070.930.140
8142.1410.640.861.2900
9132.1510.771.15100
10141.798.211.070.7100
11131.859.231.230.6200
Totals16123.26113.312.3310.920.140
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