Chop Block

Definition

An attempt by an offensive player to cut block a defensive player who is already being blocked by another offensive player below the thigh. Exceptions: Chop blocks are legal if they occur along the line of scrimmage, the area up to 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage, or within the area 4 yards within either direction of where the ball is snapped.

Outcome

15 yards

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.53 Chop Block penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1821500210010
Atlanta1611500100000
Baltimore18115010115001
Buffalo16115001114001
Carolina1611401000000
Chicago1611500100000
Cincinnati17116001115001
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas1800000230020
Denver160000000000
Detroit1611101000000
Green Bay170000000000
Houston160000000000
Indianapolis190000000000
Jacksonville1600000115010
Kansas City160000000100
St. Louis160000000000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1800000111001
New England1700000224011
New Orleans190000000000
N.Y. Giants16115010115010
N.Y. Jets191900100000
Oakland1611500100100
Philadelphia17115010115001
Pittsburgh160000000000
San Diego17115210231011
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle1600000115010
Tampa Bay16115010230002
Tennessee160000000000
Washington1623002000000
Totals2671723029817230289
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