Neutral Zone Infraction

Definition

Before the snap, a defensive player (most often a lineman) jumps into the neutral zone and "startles" an offensive player, causing him to false start.

Outcome

5 yards

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.72 Neutral Zone Infraction penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1800000210002
Atlanta1621002015010
Baltimore18210002210011
Buffalo16210111417022
Carolina16310030315012
Chicago1629011210002
Cincinnati17315021210011
Cleveland160000015010
Dallas1821002015010
Denver1621001115001
Detroit1631400300000
Green Bay17210020419022
Houston161500115001
Indianapolis191501015010
Jacksonville160000015001
Kansas City1600000314012
St. Louis160000000000
Miami1642002215001
Minnesota18210011525041
New England1715010210011
New Orleans1900000210011
N.Y. Giants1631400300000
N.Y. Jets190000015110
Oakland16315021210020
Philadelphia17210020419013
Pittsburgh162902000000
San Diego1715001417004
San Francisco1631501215010
Seattle1621001129020
Tampa Bay161200115001
Tennessee1662703300000
Washington160000010001
Totals26755260130255526012530
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