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Old 11-27-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Am I missing something here?

Why is it that I was just tacked (pushed out of bounds) by a defensive player and the clock continues to run? Doesn't it stop in the NFL when this happens? It has me second guessing myself.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:52 AM   #2
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Re: Am I missing something here?

The rule is that only in the last 2 mins of the first half and last 5 minutes of the second half does the clock stop when a player with possession of the ball goes out of bounds. If its before that 5 min mark then the clock stops until the official spots the ball then the clock starts up again.

It's been a rule for the last 15 years or so.

Hope that helps.

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Old 11-27-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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Actually it's in the last two minutes in the first half, buy yes many fans and even broadcasters don't know this rule of the game.
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