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Rushing Yards Lost to Penalties

What is Rushing Yards Lost to Penalties?

The number of rushing yards lost to penalties is determined by calculating how many rushing yards are gained on a given play, and then subtracting penalty yards from those same plays.

Sporting Charts explains Rushing Yards Lost to Penalties

There are a lot of possible penalties that can be called during a rushing play, the most common of which is holding.  Holding is a 5-yard penalty on the offending team.  Since this common penalty only removes 5 yards from the play, many teams manage to keep their rushing yards lost to penalties figure low.  In some cases, a holding penalty can be especially hurtful.  If a team rushes for a big gain, but holding is called, the team will lose all the yardage gained in addition to backing up 5 yards for the penalty.  A team with lots of rushing yards lost to penalties will have a very hard time winning games.

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