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

2012 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.75 Neutral Zone Infraction penalties per team league wide.
AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona16420013315012
Atlanta1831500310010
Baltimore20210020735043
Buffalo16630006315021
Carolina16526005315121
Chicago1642012200000
Cincinnati17210111420013
Cleveland16630015420022
Dallas161500115001
Denver17525014629060
Detroit16945045730061
Green Bay18000001049064
Houston1852003215001
Indianapolis17210002735043
Jacksonville161500115001
Kansas City1615001840053
Miami1615010315021
Minnesota1715001625024
New England181501015001
New Orleans1621001115010
N.Y. Jets1621001100000
N.Y. Giants1641901300000
Oakland16730043418031
Philadelphia16310121840153
Pittsburgh162801115001
San Diego16735043841071
San Francisco19315112315130
Seattle18420022314121
St. Louis161154138420122
Tampa Bay16629024525041
Tennessee16630006525050
Washington17420031210020
Totals5341205815427812058157842

Per Game By Team

AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.251.250.000.060.190.190.940.000.060.13
Atlanta180.170.830.000.000.170.060.000.000.060.00
Baltimore200.100.500.000.100.000.351.750.000.200.15
Buffalo160.381.880.000.000.380.190.940.000.130.06
Carolina160.311.630.000.000.310.190.940.060.130.06
Chicago160.251.250.060.130.130.000.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati170.120.590.060.060.060.241.180.000.060.18
Cleveland160.381.880.000.060.310.251.250.000.130.13
Dallas160.060.310.000.000.060.060.310.000.000.06
Denver170.291.470.000.060.240.351.710.000.350.00
Detroit160.562.810.000.250.310.441.880.000.380.06
Green Bay180.000.000.000.000.000.562.720.000.330.22
Houston180.281.110.000.170.110.060.280.000.000.06
Indianapolis170.120.590.000.000.120.412.060.000.240.18
Jacksonville160.060.310.000.000.060.060.310.000.000.06
Kansas City160.060.310.000.000.060.502.500.000.310.19
Miami160.060.310.000.060.000.190.940.000.130.06
Minnesota170.060.290.000.000.060.351.470.000.120.24
New England180.060.280.000.060.000.060.280.000.000.06
New Orleans160.130.630.000.060.060.060.310.000.060.00
N.Y. Jets160.130.630.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
N.Y. Giants160.251.190.000.060.190.000.000.000.000.00
Oakland160.441.880.000.250.190.251.130.000.190.06
Philadelphia160.190.630.060.130.060.502.500.060.310.19
Pittsburgh160.130.500.000.060.060.060.310.000.000.06
San Diego160.442.190.000.250.190.502.560.000.440.06
San Francisco190.160.790.050.050.110.160.790.050.160.00
Seattle180.221.110.000.110.110.170.780.060.110.06
St. Louis160.693.380.060.190.500.251.250.060.130.13
Tampa Bay160.381.810.000.130.250.311.560.000.250.06
Tennessee160.381.880.000.000.380.311.560.000.310.00
Washington170.241.180.000.180.060.120.590.000.120.00
Totals5347.3535.40.292.544.797.234.80.294.712.52

Player

NameTeamTotal CallsYards LostHomeAwayHome/Away Diff
Cincinnati1001-1
N.Y. Jets15101
A.AyersTennessee1501-1
A.BarnesSan Diego210202
A.BrooksSan Francisco25110
A.GaraySan Diego15101
A.SmithHouston25202
A.WilsonArizona15101
Ald.SmithSan Francisco210110
B.GrahamPhiladelphia15101
B.MebaneSeattle15101
B.WinnCleveland31512-1
C.AvrilDetroit210110
C.BarwinHouston1501-1
C.JohnsonCarolina31503-3
C.JordanNew Orleans15101
C.LongSt. Louis42013-2
C.McDonaldSeattle1501-1
D.BryantOakland210202
D.EdwardsCarolina1501-1
D.HarrisN.Y. Jets1501-1
D.HerronCincinnati15101
D.LevyDetroit1501-1
D.ManningHouston15101
D.MorganTennessee21002-2
D.TollefsonOakland1001-1
E.HoodPittsburgh1301-1
E.SimsSt. Louis1501-1
F.CoxPhiladelphia10101
G.GibsonTampa Bay1401-1
G.McCoyTampa Bay1501-1
J.AbrahamAtlanta21002-2
J.BabinJacksonville1501-1
J.BabinPhiladelphia25110
J.BethelArizona1501-1
J.DunbarSt. Louis1401-1
J.GaletteNew Orleans1501-1
J.HarrisonPittsburgh15101
J.HatcherDallas1501-1
J.HoustonKansas City1501-1
J.HughesIndianapolis1501-1
J.JonesSeattle1501-1
J.McClainBaltimore15101
J.ParkerCleveland1501-1
J.PeppersChicago25110
J.PierreN.Y. Giants31412-1
J.SheardCleveland1501-1
J.ThomasChicago1501-1
J.WattHouston1501-1
K.KlugTennessee1501-1
K.LangfordSt. Louis210110
K.MooreBuffalo1501-1
K.Vanden BoschDetroit21002-2
K.VickersonDenver210110
K.WilliamsBuffalo21002-2
K.WilliamsMinnesota1501-1
L.AlexanderWashington15101
L.FletcherWashington15101
L.HoustonOakland31512-1
L.JacksonDetroit15101
L.KuechlyCarolina1601-1
M.AndersonBuffalo1501-1
M.BennettTampa Bay31512-1
M.BrockersSt. Louis15101
M.JohnsonCincinnati1501-1
M.KiwanukaN.Y. Giants1501-1
M.MartinTennessee21002-2
M.WilliamsBuffalo1501-1
N.FairleyDetroit315211
P.KrugerBaltimore15101
Q.BlackTampa Bay15101
Q.GrovesArizona21002-2
R.AyersDenver1501-1
R.BryantSeattle15101
R.KerriganWashington210110
R.MathisIndianapolis1501-1
R.QuinnSt. Louis31012-1
R.StarksMiami15101
S.McClellinChicago15101
S.MerrimanBuffalo1501-1
S.PaeaChicago15101
S.PhillipsSan Diego31512-1
T.DeCoudAtlanta1501-1
T.KellyOakland15101
T.ScottNew England15101
T.WardCleveland1501-1
V.MartinSan Diego1501-1
V.MillerDenver21002-2
Totals1255814679-33

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.
Overall TotalPer Game
WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11694545000.562.810.250.3100
21631503000.190.9400.1900
31673316000.442.060.060.3800
41584026000.532.670.130.400
51452514000.361.790.070.2900
61483044000.572.140.290.2900
71342022000.311.540.150.1500
8141501000.070.3600.0700
91494545000.643.210.290.3600
101421002100.140.7100.140.070
1114105037000.713.570.210.500
1216104937100.633.060.190.440.060
131673434200.442.130.190.250.130
141673552000.442.190.310.1300
151652632100.311.630.190.130.060
16161255210000.753.440.130.6300
171694436000.562.750.190.3800
1844202200150.50.500
Totals2601205814278508.65423.155.540.320

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceDeclinedOffsettingYardageHomeDismissed
ChicagoIndianapolis09/09/2012S.McClellin1101:4836NoNo5NoNo
St. LouisDetroit09/09/2012K.Langford1110:40110NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisDetroit09/09/2012C.Long1310:36318NoNo5YesNo
ClevelandPhiladelphia09/09/2012B.Winn1108:0736NoNo5NoNo
PhiladelphiaCleveland09/09/2012J.Babin1103:1239NoNo5YesNo
San FranciscoGreen Bay09/09/2012A.Brooks1402:00110NoNo5YesNo
ArizonaSeattle09/09/2012A.Wilson1100:27110NoNo5NoNo
DenverPittsburgh09/09/2012K.Vickerson1311:29210NoNo5NoNo
San DiegoOakland09/10/2012V.Martin1310:49110NoNo5YesNo
ClevelandCincinnati09/16/2012T.Ward2206:0335NoNo5YesNo
TennesseeSan Diego09/16/2012M.Martin2111:38110NoNo5YesNo
TennesseeSan Diego09/16/2012M.Martin2412:51110NoNo5YesNo
ChicagoSt. Louis09/23/2012S.Paea3106:54212NoNo5NoNo
DetroitTennessee09/23/2012D.Levy3102:21310NoNo5YesNo
DetroitTennessee09/23/2012N.Fairley3213:32217NoNo5YesNo
DetroitTennessee09/23/2012K.Vanden Bosch3201:00110NoNo5YesNo
DetroitTennessee09/23/2012C.Avril3312:4139NoNo5YesNo
BuffaloCleveland09/23/2012K.Williams3310:1727NoNo5YesNo
PittsburghOakland09/23/2012E.Hood3202:0042NoNo3YesNo
ClevelandBaltimore09/27/2012B.Winn4314:17110NoNo5YesNo
DetroitMinnesota09/30/2012N.Fairley4105:09110NoNo5NoNo
DetroitMinnesota09/30/2012L.Jackson4301:35110NoNo5NoNo
SeattleSt. Louis09/30/2012J.Jones4311:58315NoNo5YesNo
New OrleansGreen Bay09/30/2012J.Galette4215:0027NoNo5YesNo
WashingtonTampa Bay09/30/2012R.Kerrigan4303:30110NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia09/30/2012M.Kiwanuka4106:44314NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia09/30/2012J.Pierre4313:47110NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisArizona10/04/2012M.Brockers5204:06310NoNo5NoNo
ArizonaSt. Louis10/04/2012J.Bethel5201:4648NoNo5YesNo
TennesseeMinnesota10/07/2012K.Klug5409:1633NoNo5YesNo
BuffaloSan Francisco10/07/2012K.Williams5202:26110NoNo5YesNo
BuffaloSan Francisco10/07/2012M.Anderson5410:00110NoNo5YesNo
OaklandAtlanta10/14/2012D.Tollefson6303:3531NoNo0YesNo
Tampa BayKansas City10/14/2012Q.Black6100:55412NoNo5NoNo
Tampa BayKansas City10/14/2012M.Bennett6202:3521NoNo5NoNo
DetroitPhiladelphia10/14/2012K.Vanden Bosch6314:15210NoNo5YesNo
PhiladelphiaDetroit10/14/2012F.Cox6410:3000NoNo0NoNo
DallasBaltimore10/14/2012J.Hatcher6209:30115NoNo5YesNo
BaltimoreDallas10/14/2012J.McClain6202:27315NoNo5NoNo
DenverSan Diego10/15/2012V.Miller6209:30310NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisGreen Bay10/21/2012C.Long7300:0437NoNo5NoNo
ClevelandIndianapolis10/21/2012B.Winn7202:5641NoNo5YesNo
TennesseeBuffalo10/21/2012D.Morgan7108:0521NoNo5YesNo
OaklandJacksonville10/21/2012T.Kelly7214:1927NoNo5NoNo
AtlantaPhiladelphia10/28/2012J.Abraham8210:4828NoNo5YesNo
Kansas CitySan Diego11/01/2012J.Houston9100:5232NoNo5YesNo
San DiegoKansas City11/01/2012A.Barnes9205:4335NoNo5NoNo
CarolinaWashington11/04/2012D.Edwards9302:4823NoNo5YesNo
WashingtonCarolina11/04/2012R.Kerrigan9401:27110NoNo5NoNo
ArizonaGreen Bay11/04/2012Q.Groves9314:1436NoNo5YesNo
ArizonaGreen Bay11/04/2012Q.Groves9407:2238NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayOakland11/04/2012G.McCoy9104:1133NoNo5YesNo
OaklandTampa Bay11/04/2012L.Houston9307:5633NoNo5NoNo
New OrleansPhiladelphia11/05/2012C.Jordan9404:36310NoNo5NoNo
DenverCarolina11/11/2012R.Ayers10402:00311NoNo5YesNo
OaklandBaltimore11/11/2012L.Houston10305:5138NoNo5YesNo
San FranciscoSt. Louis11/11/2012A.Brooks10302:00310YesNo0NoYes
BuffaloMiami11/15/2012S.Merriman11207:22211NoNo5YesNo
BuffaloMiami11/15/2012M.Williams11303:2535NoNo5YesNo
WashingtonPhiladelphia11/18/2012L.Fletcher11112:2324NoNo5NoNo
DetroitGreen Bay11/18/2012N.Fairley11206:52110NoNo5NoNo
DetroitGreen Bay11/18/2012C.Avril11410:14110NoNo5NoNo
Tampa BayCarolina11/18/2012M.Bennett11304:3136NoNo5YesNo
CincinnatiKansas City11/18/2012M.Johnson11200:05110NoNo5YesNo
San DiegoDenver11/18/2012S.Phillips11214:17110NoNo5YesNo
San DiegoDenver11/18/2012S.Phillips11307:35310NoNo5YesNo
ChicagoSan Francisco11/19/2012J.Thomas11400:2844NoNo5YesNo
HoustonDetroit11/22/2012J.Watt12114:20317NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. JetsNew England11/22/201212103:4234NoNo5NoNo
BuffaloIndianapolis11/25/2012K.Moore12308:04110NoNo5YesNo
DenverKansas City11/25/2012K.Vickerson12207:1541NoNo5YesNo
DenverKansas City11/25/2012V.Miller12400:11110NoNo5YesNo
San DiegoBaltimore11/25/2012A.Garay12404:2319NoNo5NoNo
San FranciscoNew Orleans11/25/2012Ald.Smith12213:1633NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisArizona11/25/2012R.Quinn12107:22120NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. GiantsGreen Bay11/25/2012J.Pierre12208:1139NoNo4NoNo
CarolinaPhiladelphia11/26/2012C.Johnson12306:50110NoNo5YesNo
PhiladelphiaCarolina11/26/2012J.Babin12406:47310YesNo0NoYes
ChicagoSeattle12/02/2012J.Peppers13403:35210YesNo0NoYes
St. LouisSan Francisco12/02/2012R.Quinn13412:4738YesNo0NoYes
CarolinaKansas City12/02/2012C.Johnson13202:5036NoNo5YesNo
IndianapolisDetroit12/02/2012R.Mathis13111:1837NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayDenver12/02/2012M.Bennett13313:3536NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayDenver12/02/2012G.Gibson13402:0025NoNo4YesNo
OaklandCleveland12/02/2012D.Bryant13202:00211NoNo5NoNo
OaklandCleveland12/02/2012D.Bryant13403:3831NoNo5NoNo
San DiegoCincinnati12/02/2012A.Barnes13109:04110NoNo5NoNo
WashingtonBaltimore12/09/2012L.Alexander14213:44313NoNo5NoNo
PittsburghSan Diego12/09/2012J.Harrison14104:0435NoNo5NoNo
TennesseeIndianapolis12/09/2012D.Morgan14306:1739NoNo5YesNo
ChicagoMinnesota12/09/2012J.Peppers14200:42110NoNo5YesNo
San FranciscoMiami12/09/2012Ald.Smith14405:35110NoNo5NoNo
SeattleArizona12/09/2012B.Mebane14212:3035NoNo5NoNo
New EnglandHouston12/10/2012T.Scott14202:00310NoNo5NoNo
PhiladelphiaCincinnati12/13/2012B.Graham15102:5729NoNo5NoNo
CincinnatiPhiladelphia12/13/201215312:42211YesNo0YesYes
St. LouisMinnesota12/16/2012K.Langford15203:24210NoNo5NoNo
HoustonIndianapolis12/16/2012A.Smith15103:5928NoNo5NoNo
CarolinaSan Diego12/16/2012L.Kuechly15107:1031NoNo6YesNo
CarolinaSan Diego12/16/2012C.Johnson15213:33310NoNo5YesNo
AtlantaDetroit12/22/2012T.DeCoud16109:2737NoNo5YesNo
AtlantaDetroit12/22/2012J.Abraham16312:1329NoNo5YesNo
TennesseeGreen Bay12/23/2012A.Ayers16200:3038NoNo5YesNo
MiamiBuffalo12/23/2012R.Starks16410:27210NoNo5NoNo
IndianapolisKansas City12/23/2012J.Hughes16212:56110NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/2012R.Quinn16114:2326NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/2012C.Long16207:47311NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/2012C.Long16402:45210NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. GiantsBaltimore12/23/2012J.Pierre16302:2925NoNo5YesNo
HoustonMinnesota12/23/2012A.Smith16404:4400NoNo0NoNo
ClevelandDenver12/23/2012J.Sheard16101:4432NoNo5YesNo
ClevelandDenver12/23/2012J.Parker16412:4137NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. JetsBuffalo12/30/2012D.Harris17106:5332NoNo5YesNo
CincinnatiBaltimore12/30/2012D.Herron17112:2143NoNo5NoNo
HoustonIndianapolis12/30/2012C.Barwin17111:1027NoNo5YesNo
JacksonvilleTennessee12/30/2012J.Babin17302:5233NoNo5YesNo
San DiegoOakland12/30/2012S.Phillips17200:1836NoNo5NoNo
OaklandSan Diego12/30/2012L.Houston17414:1436NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisSeattle12/30/2012E.Sims17109:0239NoNo5YesNo
SeattleSt. Louis12/30/2012R.Bryant17210:3522NoNo5NoNo
St. LouisSeattle12/30/2012J.Dunbar17304:1135NoNo4YesNo
HoustonCincinnati01/05/2013D.Manning18303:5335NoNo5NoNo
MinnesotaGreen Bay01/05/2013K.Williams18105:1332NoNo5YesNo
BaltimoreIndianapolis01/06/2013P.Kruger18408:20210NoNo5NoNo
SeattleWashington01/06/2013C.McDonald18106:16210NoNo5YesNo
Totals2.317.950581790