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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

Penalties By Week

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

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11641203202100
21649239252400
31631152181300
41634168171700
5162914122700
61431153161500
7132411115900
81530150151500
91437177162100
101435169201500
111526129161000
121529141191000
131434165132100
141422109101200
151635171161900
161636172132300
171624111101400
181624115101400
Wildcard Weekend6188571100
Divisional Playoffs48404400
Totals282597290130229500

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162.5612.691.251.3100
2163.0614.941.561.500
3161.949.51.130.8100
4162.1310.51.061.0600
5161.818.811.380.4400
6142.2110.931.141.0700
7131.858.541.150.6900
8152101100
9142.6412.641.141.500
10142.512.071.431.0700
11151.738.61.070.6700
12151.939.41.270.6700
13142.4311.790.931.500
14141.577.790.710.8600
15162.1910.6911.1900
16162.2510.750.811.4400
17161.56.940.630.8800
18161.57.190.630.8800
Wildcard Weekend6314.171.171.8300
Divisional Playoffs42101100
Totals28242.8207.9421.4621.3700