Statistics for Common NFL Penalties

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  • The average score is 9 of 15

Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
An offensive player illegally moves after lining up for—but prior to—the snapFalse Start
90%
Illegally grasping or pulling an opponent other than the ball carrierHolding
86%
Grasping the face mask of another player while attempting to block or tackle himFace Mask
81%
A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kickerRoughing the Kicker
80%
A player is on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped.Offside
75%
Any action which delays the next playDelay of Game
69%
A defender continues an effort to tackle a QB after the QB has already thrown a passRoughing the Quarterback
67%
A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time.Intentional Grounding
64%
Before the snap, a defensive player illegally crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an opponent.Encroachment
63%
Making intentional physical contact with an intended receiver after the ball has been thrown and before it has been touched by another playerPass Interference
51%
Illegally tackling another player by grabbing the inside of the ball carrier's shoulder padsHorse collar
44%
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
42%
An illegal, flagrant foul considered risky to the health of another playerPersonal Foul
39%
On a kicking play where the defense fails to block the kicked ball, the defense runs into the kicker/punterRunning Into the Kicker
34%
A player is not in motion but is not set before the snapIllegal Shift
14%

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