This category covers yardage losses suffered by a team that are not chargeable against the rushing records of individual players, or the team's rushing or passing records for that game. Such losses are, however, included in determining a team's total offence for the game and the season.
The following are examples of losses that belong in this category:
When a quarterback voluntarily drops to one knee and concedes yards in an effort to run out the clock, the yards lost will be charged under Team Losses.
NOTE — No quarterback sack will be given in this situation.
Team A scrimmages on its own 25-yard line. Team A quarterback drops back to pass but is tackled on the Team A 20 before the ball can be thrown.
NOTE — The Team A quarterback is charged with a Team Loss of five yards.
Same situation as (f). Team A quarterback fumbles the ball while attempting to handoff to the Team A running back. The ball is finally recovered by Team B on the Team A 20-yard line.
NOTE — The Team A quarterback is charged with a fumble, fumble lost and a Team Loss of five yards.
Team A Kicker stands on Team A 10-yard line to receive the ball from centre. Instead of kicking the ball, retreats into the Team A End Zone to run out the clock, and eventually runs over the Dead Line conceding a safety.
NOTE — The team A Kicker is charged with a Team Loss of 10 yards from the line of scrimmage to the Goal Line. The other distance retreated into the End Zone shall be disregarded.
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