Automatic First Downs

This page shows all penalties that resulted in an automatic first down based on the type of penalty. There are many additional penalties that based on the penalty yardage and distance remaining resulted in a first down.

"3rd & Long" is 3rd down and 6 or more yards. "Desperation" is 3rd and 10 or more or 4th and 6 or more. "Yardage Mitigated" is the total yardage the team had left to get a first down when the flag was thrown granting a gratis first down. Remember: There are more first down plays than 2nd down plays, more 2nd down plays than 3rd, and so on.

Beneficiary means the team benefitted from the penalty. Declined and Offsetting penalties are not shown in this table. Penalties occuring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (166), Defensive Holding (141), Roughing the Passer (70), Illegal Use of Hands (49), Face Mask (15 Yards) (34), Illegal Contact (20), and Tripping (2)

TeamGamesTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
New England102.6001.2001.1000.3000.0000.2000.00024.20024.300
Kansas City101.1000.6000.1000.4000.0000.2000.1009.50010.000
Buffalo100.9000.3000.4000.2000.0000.0000.0004.5009.000
Baltimore100.6000.2000.1000.3000.0000.2000.0004.1005.600
Cleveland102.5001.2000.7000.4000.2000.2000.10019.70023.700
Pittsburgh101.5000.3000.9000.3000.0000.1000.00012.80024.100
Oakland101.2000.8000.1000.3000.0000.3000.10012.50016.400
Jacksonville101.8000.8000.5000.5000.0000.2000.00014.10021.000
Houston102.8000.6001.3000.8000.0000.5000.30024.70034.600
Arizona102.5000.9000.7000.9000.0000.8000.20025.20026.800
Green Bay101.6000.8000.4000.4000.0000.3000.20014.90017.500
Carolina101.2000.3000.7000.2000.0000.2000.00010.90013.700
Dallas111.0000.0000.6360.2730.0000.1820.0005.81812.182
LA Chargers111.8180.6360.7270.3640.0910.2730.00015.00021.636
Minnesota111.8180.5450.3640.9090.0000.5450.18213.72720.818
Denver101.4000.3000.4000.6000.1000.5000.20011.90019.400
Washington111.4550.2730.5450.5450.0910.2730.18211.18216.364
Seattle101.3000.2000.7000.4000.0000.3000.10012.90014.500
LA Rams101.2000.4000.4000.4000.0000.3000.10010.10011.000
San Francisco101.0000.5000.1000.4000.0000.3000.2009.40010.500
Tampa Bay101.4000.3000.4000.7000.0000.5000.30012.80011.400
N.Y. Jets101.4000.6000.3000.5000.0000.3000.20011.70015.700
Atlanta101.5000.3000.7000.5000.0000.2000.10010.30015.600
Detroit111.3640.8180.3640.1820.0000.0910.09113.54517.909
Indianapolis101.3000.5000.2000.6000.0000.4000.00010.70015.600
Philadelphia101.5000.6000.3000.5000.0000.1000.10012.50020.500
N.Y. Giants111.0910.1820.3640.5450.0000.1820.0918.00011.000
Tennessee101.4000.5000.1000.8000.0000.6000.30012.00010.800
Cincinnati101.4000.4000.3000.7000.0000.3000.20011.80012.800
Miami101.4000.5000.5000.4000.0000.3000.00013.00017.200
New Orleans100.8000.2000.2000.4000.0000.2000.1005.9008.600
Chicago101.5000.4000.4000.7000.0000.5000.30013.80011.100
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