STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 18 — TACKLES

  1. When a ball carrier is stopped, credit a Tackle to the player solely or primarily responsible for making the stop. Tackles are credited on all plays that end with a ball carrier being stopped by contact, including Quarterback Sacks. A player who forces a ball carrier out of bounds (with or without contact) shall be credited with a Tackle.
  2. A Tackle after a punt, missed field goal or kickoff shall be recorded as a Special Teams Tackle. All other tackles are recorded as Defensive Tackles.
  3. If a ball carrier is tackled behind the line of scrimmage on a Rushing, Passing or Team Loss play (other than a Quarterback Sack), the yards lost shall be credited to the player making the Defensive Tackle, and will be identified as a Tackle for Loss.

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