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.

"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 (133), Defensive Holding (123), Roughing the Passer (67), Face Mask (15 Yards) (36), Illegal Use of Hands (31), and Illegal Contact (28)

TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Philadelphia6030.0250.2470.305
Baltimore6390.0230.1910.324
Buffalo6340.0160.1720.186
Cleveland6820.0220.1950.251
Cincinnati5240.0250.2190.252
San Francisco6330.0360.3350.324
New England6670.0190.1330.226
Tampa Bay6150.0290.2700.306
New Orleans5940.0240.1520.231
N.Y. Giants5510.0240.2600.347
Dallas5470.0220.1990.143
Detroit5750.0300.2640.395
N.Y. Jets6060.0130.1190.149
LA Rams6470.0220.1810.236
Atlanta5840.0270.2790.430
Carolina5540.0130.1010.152
Pittsburgh6030.0300.1970.216
Houston5900.0250.2730.293
Indianapolis6060.0230.2110.302
Denver5750.0230.1950.210
Tennessee5430.0150.1120.138
Oakland5570.0160.1150.153
Kansas City6090.0210.2200.215
Washington5700.0230.1890.267
Green Bay5910.0140.0980.139
Chicago5600.0390.3040.505
Miami5750.0230.1970.157
Arizona5010.0220.1860.226
Seattle5640.0280.1990.246
Minnesota5840.0190.1490.154
LA Chargers5120.0140.0740.113
Jacksonville5940.0070.0770.044
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