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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.5 Chop Block penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000000000
Atlanta170000000000
Baltimore1800000227011
Buffalo1611501000000
Carolina160000000000
Chicago160000000100
Cincinnati170000000000
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas160000000000
Denver180000000000
Detroit1734513000000
Green Bay1700000115001
Houston180000000000
Indianapolis1600000115001
Jacksonville1600000115010
Kansas City1600000220002
St. Louis1634502100000
Miami160000000000
Minnesota160000000100
New England1900100115001
New Orleans1800100115001
N.Y. Giants200000000000
N.Y. Jets1622001100000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia160000000000
Pittsburgh1717001115101
San Diego1611500100000
San Francisco18227011337021
Seattle16115010115010
Tampa Bay160000000000
Tennessee1611501000000
Washington16115001230011
Totals267162193106162193610
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