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Old 01-20-2020, 06:35 AM
MrFloppy is offline
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Originally Posted by Alpha Twit View Post
I'm certainly familiar with the phrase and concept. In my experience though, it's not something that's taken very seriously. Mostly it's mentioned as an excuse to justify a visiting team's loss. "We were playing them on their own field. Back home we would have beaten them easily." sort of thing.
In the NFL it's definitely a thing. The crowd noise can certainly affect the visiting QB's instructions and snap count. Seattle holds the stadium noise record at about 138dB.

According to the team's website, the Seahawks lead the NFL in opponent false start penalties since 2005, and last year no team had a larger difference in opponent false start penalties generated at home (12) versus on the road (5).