1. This is a timer that is used in football to help speed up the pace of the game, in between plays. The offensive team must snap the ball before the play clock expires in order to avoid a delay of game penalty.
In the NFL, a team has 40 seconds in between plays, and 25 seconds after a timeout or any other administrative stoppage in play.
1. The 49ers will let the play clock expire and take the penalty in order to take as much time off the regulation clock as possible.
2. The Eagles avoid the penalty and snap the ball with just a second left on the play clock.
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