football question

spanky

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let's say that the giants were playing the jets. there is 20 seconds left on the game clock. the giants are up by 7 points. the giants have the ball at midfield and it's 4th down and 10 (the click is active). the jets have no timeouts. now... for the jets, rather then simply letting the giants run out the clock, can't the jets deliberately take an encroachment penalty to stop the clock? does a penalty stop the clock?
 

mobobuff

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Since Team A did not snap the ball, the period is over and there is no untimed down, as the encroachment was a foul between downs and not a foul during the last timed down. (3-3-3; 3-6-3)
 

spanky

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Originally posted by: mobobuff
Since Team A did not snap the ball, the period is over and there is no untimed down, as the encroachment was a foul between downs and not a foul during the last timed down. (3-3-3; 3-6-3)

ok... let's say it was 3rd down with 40 secs left. team a still has to line up to snap the ball right? so when they line up... they usually just stand around and wait for the clock to run down to 0 before snapping the ball, right? so when they line up... couldn't team b just purposely take the encrouchment penalty... sacrificing 5 yards, but stop the clock?
 

mobobuff

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Originally posted by: spanky
Originally posted by: mobobuff
Since Team A did not snap the ball, the period is over and there is no untimed down, as the encroachment was a foul between downs and not a foul during the last timed down. (3-3-3; 3-6-3)

ok... let's say it was 3rd down with 40 secs left. team a still has to line up to snap the ball right? so when they line up... they usually just stand around and wait for the clock to run down to 0 before snapping the ball, right? so when they line up... couldn't team b just purposely take the encrouchment penalty... sacrificing 5 yards, but stop the clock?

I don't see why not. But it wouldn't do them any good really.
 

YetioDoom

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Originally posted by: mobobuff
Originally posted by: spanky
Originally posted by: mobobuff
Since Team A did not snap the ball, the period is over and there is no untimed down, as the encroachment was a foul between downs and not a foul during the last timed down. (3-3-3; 3-6-3)

ok... let's say it was 3rd down with 40 secs left. team a still has to line up to snap the ball right? so when they line up... they usually just stand around and wait for the clock to run down to 0 before snapping the ball, right? so when they line up... couldn't team b just purposely take the encrouchment penalty... sacrificing 5 yards, but stop the clock?

I don't see why not. But it wouldn't do them any good really.

The clock would stop until they marked off the 5 yards, placed the ball, and then the clock would start again.