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What Is The Definition Of Delay Of Game In Football?
1. Delay of game is a penalty called on the offense if they do not snap the ball before the play clock expires. In the NFL, the play clock lasts 40 seconds and it begins after the previous play ends. After a timeout, the play clock lasts 20 seconds.
A delay of game is a five yard penalty.
Examples Of How Delay Of Game Is Used In Commentary
1. Manning hurries his team to the line, but they can’t get set in time and the Giants will be whistled for a delay of game.
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