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.

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 18.09 False Start penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16177907101889099
Atlanta1622103014819860910
Baltimore17157401231571087
Buffalo17261250111517850512
Carolina1694514518891612
Chicago1615742961049046
Cincinnati1621105071420960119
Cleveland16241160915211000714
Dallas169450632110501011
Denver1613610852411001212
Detroit1618890991365049
Green Bay182311511211945054
Houston18321590201219951811
Indianapolis1611540741470086
Jacksonville161883081017810611
Kansas City19125901022311401310
Oakland16156809616791610
LA Rams1624118013111785089
LA Chargers16178404131574087
Miami16125605716790115
Minnesota181785051214700410
New England1715741962712701413
New Orleans17178501072512101510
N.Y. Giants1684002621921165
N.Y. Jets1683603516801511
Philadelphia17188601262713001413
Pittsburgh1623109016717850125
San Francisco19241200111319950910
Seattle1825124010151571187
Tampa Bay16231051914211050615
Tennessee1927135012152310601310
Washington16219801561260075
Totals2675792809629828157928096281298
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