5, 10, 15, or More: NFL Penalty Yardage

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5, 10, 15, or More: NFL Penalty Yardage

Nothing slows down a football game more than excessive penalties. That being said, referees perform a necessary function. Without rules and rule enforcement, there would be anarchy. This quiz will test your knowledge about how many yards teams are penalized in the NFL for different infractions. Let's get started!

How many yards is the penalty for grabbing an opponent's facemask?

How many yards is the penalty for illegal motion or an illegal shift?

How many yards is the penalty for defensive offside?

How many yards is the penalty for too many men on the field?

How many yards is the penalty for encroachment?

How many yards is the penalty for excessive celebration?

How many yards is the penalty for delay of game?

How many yards is the penalty for an illegal block in the back?

How many yards is the penalty for defensive pas interference?

How many yards is the penalty for illegal use of hands by a defender?

How many yards is the penalty for intentional grounding?

How many yards is the penalty for an illegal forward pass?

How many yards is the penalty for illegal use of hands by an offensive player?

How many yards is the penalty for offensive holding?

How many yards is the penalty for an illegal formation?

How many yards is the penalty for illegal contact?

How many yards is the penalty for tripping?

How many yards is the penalty for a false start by an offensive player?

How many yards is the penalty for roughing the kicker?

How many yards is the penalty for clipping?

How many yards is the penalty for a chop block?

How many yards is the penalty for an illegal substitution?

How many yards is the penalty for defensive holding?

How many yards is the penalty for an illegal forward handoff?

How many yards is the penalty for offensive pass interference?

5, 10, 15, or More: NFL Penalty Yardage

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