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NFL Week 1 holding calls down 78 percent compared to 2019 season

NFL Week 1 holding calls down 78 percent compared to 2019 season

Skip to navigation<>Offensive holding penalties in the NFL plummeted to their lowest Week 1 total in at least 20 seasons, an unexpected drop that was noticeable throughout the league's first weekend of games.Officials threw only 18 flags for offensive holding across the league, a drop of 78% from Week 1 in 2019 and 58.6% from the five-year average from 2014 to 2018, according to ESPN Stats & Information data.The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for context on the drop. And while it helped smooth over the league's quality of play after an abridged training camp and canceled...

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