Common NFL Penalties

Name the foul beside the described penalty
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Before the snap, a defensive player illegally crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an opponent.
Encroachment
An offensive player illegally moves after lining up for—but prior to—the snap
False Start
Illegally grasping or pulling an opponent other than the ball carrier
Holding
A player is not in motion but is not set before the snap
Illegal Shift
A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker
Roughing the Kicker
An illegal, flagrant foul considered risky to the health of another player
Personal Foul
Any person acts or speaks in a manner deemed to be intentionally harmful or especially objectionable by the game officials, or by rule.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
A player is on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped.
Offside
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Illegally tackling another player by grabbing the inside of the ball carrier's shoulder pads
Horse collar
Grasping the face mask of another player while attempting to block or tackle him
Face Mask
A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time.
Intentional Grounding
Any action which delays the next play
Delay of Game
A defender continues an effort to tackle a QB after the QB has already thrown a pass
Roughing the Quarterback
On a kicking play where the defense fails to block the kicked ball, the defense runs into the kicker/punter
Running Into the Kicker
Making intentional physical contact with an intended receiver after the ball has been thrown and before it has been touched by another player
Pass Interference
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2015
Roughing the passer should be accepted.
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Level 79
Apr 19, 2015
That's what I typed.
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Level 45
Apr 20, 2015
Roughing the Passer updated.