does the clock stop when out of bounds in nfl?

NFL “Knowing the Rules” Moments

Anytime a player in possession of the ball goes out of bounds the play clock stops. According to the NFL Rule Book, the clock is re-started once the officials spot the ball at the appropriate yard line on the field except during the last two minutes of the first half or the last five minutes of the fourth quarter.

Why does the clock keep running when a player goes out of bounds?

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