In the NFL, what happens if there are offsetting penalties?
#88772. Asked by KAREDEVF1. (Nov 20 07 7:22 AM)
Generally, if there are offsetting penalties and no change of possession, the down is replayed.|
However, there are many exceptions, including:
A 15-yard penalty is not offset by a 5-yard penalty.
If one of the penalties results in a disqualification, the player is removed and no yards are penalized.
If the penalties occur after a change in possession, the defensive team retains the ball.
If it happens during a kick that would be a possession change, the defense has the option to replay the down or take the ball after all the penalties are assessed.
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