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NC Steeler Fan
01-21-2010, 10:51 PM
...offsides, encroachment and lined up in the neutral zone?

These are all defensive penalties, right?

Inquiring minds want to know! :D

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-21-2010, 11:19 PM
...offsides, encroachment and lined up in the neutral zone?

These are all defensive penalties, right?

Inquiring minds want to know! :D

That's a great question, Steeler Chick, I thought I knew the answers, but I don't.

Here's what I learned about "backfield in motion" (you know that's against the rules).

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fordfixer
01-21-2010, 11:44 PM
Encroachment: When a player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent before the ball is snapped.

Offside: A player is offside when any part of his body is beyond his scrimmage or free kick line when the ball is snapped or kicked.

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/definitions

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook

Hope that helps NC