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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.

2021 Stats

Penalty Log

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AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosRef CrewWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DallasTampa Bay09/09/21UnnamedShawn Hochuli1109:463105NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayDallas09/09/21A.MarpetGShawn Hochuli1408:101105NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayDallas09/09/21D.SmithTShawn Hochuli1400:551105NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/12/21D.DalmanOLScott Novak1100:09175NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/12/21J.MayfieldOLScott Novak1211:04345NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaAtlanta09/12/21J.MailataTScott Novak1204:552235NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/12/21J.MayfieldOLScott Novak1203:00294NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaAtlanta09/12/21I.SeumaloGScott Novak1201:08265NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaAtlanta09/12/21I.SeumaloGScott Novak1200:391105NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaAtlanta09/12/21B.BrooksGScott Novak1402:272115NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghBuffalo09/12/21K.DotsonOLJohn Hussey1210:08384NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghBuffalo09/12/21J.Smith-SchusterWRJohn Hussey1404:001106NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloPittsburgh09/12/21E.SandersWRJohn Hussey1401:472155NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. JetsCarolina09/12/21M.BectonTClay Martin1112:48295NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaN.Y. Jets09/12/21J.JansenLSClay Martin1306:18475NoNoYesSpecial Teams
MinnesotaCincinnati09/12/21C.HamFBAdrian Hill1115:001105NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaCincinnati09/12/21T.ConklinTEAdrian Hill1114:25265NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaCincinnati09/12/21C.HamFBAdrian Hill1112:30295NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaCincinnati09/12/21K.OsbornWRAdrian Hill1209:332135NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaCincinnati09/12/21B.O'NeillTAdrian Hill1200:351105NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoDetroit09/12/21G.KittleTEBrad Rogers1401:061105NoNoNoOffense
HoustonJacksonville09/12/21T.HowardOLLand Clark1209:22285NoNoYesOffense
HoustonJacksonville09/12/21J.WeeksLSLand Clark1203:28425NoNoYesSpecial Teams
JacksonvilleHouston09/12/21A.NorwellOLLand Clark1400:192105NoNoNoOffense
SeattleIndianapolis09/12/21D.MetcalfWRTony Corrente1104:24345NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaTennessee09/12/21D.HarrisTEJerome Boger1111:02295NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaTennessee09/12/21D.DanielsTEJerome Boger1108:30114NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeArizona09/12/21K.LammTJerome Boger1310:401105NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeArizona09/12/21K.LammTJerome Boger1306:531105NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonLA Chargers09/12/21B.ScherffGAlex Kemp1415:00355NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonLA Chargers09/12/21T.ApkeDBAlex Kemp1406:52475NoNoYesSpecial Teams
Kansas CityCleveland09/12/21T.HillWRBill Vinovich1307:47235NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityCleveland09/12/21L.NiangOLBill Vinovich1300:533105NoNoYesOffense
MiamiNew England09/12/21J.DavisOLClete Blakeman1200:561105NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/12/21C.ThrockmortonOLCarl Cheffers1207:07295NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansGreen Bay09/12/21A.TrautmanTECarl Cheffers1307:361105NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoLA Rams09/12/21C.KmetTEBrad Allen1112:26315NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreLas Vegas09/13/21K.ZeitlerGShawn Smith1107:091105NoNoNoOffense
Las VegasBaltimore09/13/21J.SimpsonGShawn Smith1212:38346NoNoYesOffense
Las VegasBaltimore09/13/21A.IngoldFBShawn Smith1414:442105NoNoYesOffense
Las VegasBaltimore09/13/21A.LeatherwoodTShawn Smith1506:23214NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/16/21A.ThomasTScott Novak2103:49325NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonN.Y. Giants09/16/21T.ApkeDBScott Novak2208:354105NoNoYesSpecial Teams
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/16/21B.PriceOLScott Novak2307:252105NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/16/21N.SolderTScott Novak2405:36355NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/16/21A.ThomasTScott Novak2405:363105NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansCarolina09/19/21T.ArmsteadTRon Torbert2110:43385NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansCarolina09/19/21C.ThrockmortonOLRon Torbert2110:433135NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaNew Orleans09/19/21T.MarshallWRRon Torbert2200:011105NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaNew Orleans09/19/21S.Thomas-OliverCBRon Torbert2409:554165NoNoYesSpecial Teams
ChicagoCincinnati09/19/21G.IfediOLLand Clark2102:35275NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiChicago09/19/21J.WilliamsTLand Clark2203:381105NoNoNoOffense
ChicagoCincinnati09/19/21G.IfediOLLand Clark2306:322105NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoCincinnati09/19/21J.FieldsQBLand Clark2303:24385NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoCincinnati09/19/21J.FieldsQBLand Clark2300:23355NoNoYesOffense
HoustonCleveland09/19/21T.HowardOLBrad Rogers2215:00275NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisLA Rams09/19/21J.DavenportTShawn Smith2102:392185NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleDenver09/19/21L.ShenaultWRClay Martin2109:51385NoNoYesOffense
DenverJacksonville09/19/21B.BrowningLBClay Martin2211:47465NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DenverJacksonville09/19/21N.HairstonCBClay Martin2307:04445NoNoNoSpecial Teams
JacksonvilleDenver09/19/21T.JohnsonWRClay Martin2412:00355NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleDenver09/19/21A.NorwellOLClay Martin2410:391105NoNoYesOffense
DenverJacksonville09/19/21N.FantTEClay Martin2406:402105NoNoNoOffense
MiamiBuffalo09/19/21D.SmytheTECraig Wrolstad2103:16285NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloMiami09/19/21Da.WilliamsOLCraig Wrolstad2208:061105NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloMiami09/19/21Da.WilliamsOLCraig Wrolstad2200:46294NoNoNoOffense
MiamiBuffalo09/19/21R.HuntOLCraig Wrolstad2309:43325NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets09/19/21I.WynnOLShawn Hochuli2105:492115NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaSan Francisco09/19/21I.SeumaloGBrad Allen2206:27165NoNoYesOffense
Las VegasPittsburgh09/19/21A.LeatherwoodTJerome Boger2104:193145NoNoNoOffense
Las VegasPittsburgh09/19/21K.MillerTJerome Boger2200:22225NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghLas Vegas09/19/21D.JohnsonWRJerome Boger2303:501105NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaMinnesota09/19/21D.HumphriesOLBill Vinovich2113:08365NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaMinnesota09/19/21K.BeachumOLBill Vinovich2112:553115NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaArizona09/19/21B.O'NeillTBill Vinovich2307:44385NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaArizona09/19/21B.EllefsonTEBill Vinovich2410:231101NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaTampa Bay09/19/21R.GageWRCarl Cheffers2104:18415NoNoNoSpecial Teams
Tampa BayAtlanta09/19/21R.GronkowskiTECarl Cheffers2101:011105NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaTampa Bay09/19/21C.RidleyWRCarl Cheffers2209:17325NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaTampa Bay09/19/21J.MayfieldOLCarl Cheffers2304:08225NoNoNoOffense
LA ChargersDallas09/19/21J.PalmerWRTony Corrente2215:001105NoNoYesOffense
LA ChargersDallas09/19/21C.LinsleyCTony Corrente2210:35385NoNoYesOffense
LA ChargersDallas09/19/21K.AllenWRTony Corrente2200:17235NoNoYesOffense
SeattleTennessee09/19/21B.ShellTJohn Hussey2214:112145NoNoYesOffense
SeattleTennessee09/19/21D.LewisGJohn Hussey2404:24414NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeSeattle09/19/21A.BrewerOLJohn Hussey2508:381105NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreKansas City09/19/21M.BrownWRClete Blakeman2200:471105NoNoYesOffense
Green BayDetroit09/20/21A.DillonRBAdrian Hill2107:02275NoNoYesOffense
DetroitGreen Bay09/20/21T.HockensonTEAdrian Hill2100:561105NoNoNoOffense
DetroitGreen Bay09/20/21B.PriceDBAdrian Hill2214:124235NoNoNoSpecial Teams
CarolinaHouston09/23/21D.DaleyGAlex Kemp3211:29385NoNoNoOffense
HoustonCarolina09/23/21J.BrittOLAlex Kemp3206:553115NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloWashington09/26/21E.SandersWRTony Corrente3114:173105NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloWashington09/26/21S.DiggsWRTony Corrente3307:091105NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandChicago09/26/21J.BitonioGRon Torbert3107:231105NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoCleveland09/26/21G.IfediOLRon Torbert3203:48314NoNoNoOffense
DetroitBaltimore09/26/21D.FellsTEScott Novak3103:14415NoNoYesOffense
DetroitBaltimore09/26/21P.SewellTScott Novak3201:57414NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaJacksonville09/26/21T.VallejoLBShawn Smith3101:25415NoNoNoSpecial Teams
JacksonvilleArizona09/26/21B.LinderOLShawn Smith3201:112115NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityLA Chargers09/26/21J.ThuneyOLShawn Hochuli3200:411105NoNoYesOffense
LA ChargersKansas City09/26/21T.PipkinsTShawn Hochuli3404:04165NoNoNoOffense
LA ChargersKansas City09/26/21R.SlaterTShawn Hochuli3400:48445NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandNew Orleans09/26/21J.CardonaLSJohn Hussey3214:23455NoNoYesSpecial Teams
New EnglandNew Orleans09/26/21H.HenryTEJohn Hussey3200:39415NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansNew England09/26/21C.ThrockmortonOLJohn Hussey3310:56415NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsAtlanta09/26/21E.PennyRBAdrian Hill3209:303175NoNoYesOffense
PittsburghCincinnati09/26/21T.TurnerGClete Blakeman3106:51385NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiPittsburgh09/26/21J.CarmanGClete Blakeman3104:07245NoNoNoOffense
PittsburghCincinnati09/26/21C.OkoraforOLClete Blakeman3301:28383NoNoYesOffense
PittsburghCincinnati09/26/21D.MooreTClete Blakeman3409:342165NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiPittsburgh09/26/21T.BoydWRClete Blakeman3407:592105NoNoNoOffense
Totals2.382.398.085480059