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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

Penalties By Week

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

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11627130151200
21626124141200
31635174171800
41528134121600
71424119131100
51424120101400
61431148102100
111431152141700
81429140181100
101424120101400
91416788800
12162914592000
131537178162100
141644211222200
151630145131700
161635171161900
171627134131400
18611558300
1948353500
202150100
211150100
Totals269518252324127700

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1161.698.130.940.7500
2161.637.750.880.7500
3162.1910.881.061.1300
4151.878.930.81.0700
7141.718.50.930.7900
5141.718.570.71100
6142.2110.570.711.500
11142.2110.8611.2100
8142.07101.290.7900
10141.718.570.71100
9141.145.570.570.5700
12161.819.060.561.2500
13152.4711.871.071.400
14162.7513.191.381.3800
15161.889.060.811.0600
16162.1910.6911.1900
17161.698.380.810.8800
1861.839.171.330.500
19428.750.751.2500
2020.52.500.500
211150100
Totals26938.2618617.3120.9700