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  1. emoney_33

    emoney_33 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    In the fourth quarter, on at least 2 or 3 occasions, the clock did not stop when the player went out of bounds. Since teams can't stop even our 2nd string offense from scoring, keep that damn clock rolling and get the game over with lol.
     
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    Was it inside 5 minutes?
     
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    Robdude Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    It is possible that that was the case but the clock does not always stop when a player goes out of bounds. I do not know what plays you are talking about but I will say the rule as I understand it. When a defender forces someone out of bounds the clock does not stop. If the player with the ball goes out of bounds on their own the clock stops.

    As I saw it explained on the NFL Network is if the player with the ball is going backwards after contact (Pushed out of bounds) the clock keeps rolling.
     
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    You learn something new every day. I was not aware that the clock didn't stop when a defender pushes the player out of bounds. I can't recall the exact plays I noticed it, but that is more than likely the case. Thanks.
     
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    The player was pushed out of bounds a couple of yards behind the farthest point he had reached so the refs gave them forward progress which means the play stopped in bounds- so no clock stoppage
     
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    I don't know what the exact rules are this year, but over the years they have tweaked the clock rules multiple times. Not for any competitive reasons, but to make sure 5.6 million commercials can be run in the 3 hour window
     
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    Oswlek In the Starting Line-Up

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    The clock no longer stops for plays OOB unless they are inside of 2(?) minutes. Well, it does "stop" but then it is restarted once the ball is set.
     
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