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.

2020 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 9.22 False Start penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona10199509101574078
Atlanta101469059945081
Baltimore1013640761049064
Buffalo101674088945027
Carolina111155065735052
Chicago101153038735034
Cincinnati10211000912525014
Cleveland10945072735025
Dallas10945036945054
Denver101050055630042
Detroit10839035630024
Green Bay10420022729034
Houston101050064735034
Indianapolis10420013835062
Jacksonville107350341050046
Kansas City1015710781363076
Las Vegas107340341155065
LA Rams10524014734052
LA Chargers107330341680079
Miami107350521150056
Minnesota10730052734043
New England103150031151038
New Orleans10210020945063
N.Y. Giants10735043525041
N.Y. Jets10735034945045
Philadelphia1010500641050073
Pittsburgh106300151050055
San Francisco10840035939063
Seattle1014630951365076
Tampa Bay111050028733034
Tennessee1094508118880108
Washington10525023735043
Totals161
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