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

2012 Stats

Teams

There was an average of 0.22 Chop Block penalties per team league wide.
Overall TotalPer Game
NameGamesAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary YardsDismissedHomeAwayAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary Yards
Arizona1600000000000
Atlanta1800000000000
Baltimore2000115000000.050.75
Buffalo1600230000000.131.88
Carolina1600000000000
Chicago1600000000000
Cincinnati1700000000000
Cleveland1600115000000.060.94
Dallas161151150010.060.940.060.94
Denver1700000000000
Detroit1600000000000
Green Bay1800000000000
Houston1800000000000
Indianapolis1700115000000.060.88
Jacksonville16115000100.060.9400
Kansas City16115000010.060.9400
Miami1600000000000
Minnesota1700000000000
New England1810000010.06000
New Orleans1600000000000
N.Y. Jets160010000000.060
N.Y. Giants16115000100.060.9400
Oakland1600000000000
Philadelphia1600000000000
Pittsburgh1600000000000
San Diego1600000000000
San Francisco19115000100.050.7900
Seattle18115002100.060.8300
St. Louis1600000000000
Tampa Bay1600000000000
Tennessee1600000000000
Washington1700000000000
Totals5347907902430.45.40.45.4

Player

NameTeamTotal CallsYards LostHomeAwayHome/Away Diff
A.BradshawN.Y. Giants115101
F.GoreSan Francisco115101
F.JonesDallas11501-1
J.SweezySeattle115101
M.BrewsterJacksonville115101
M.UngerSeattle1001-1
P.HillisKansas City11501-1
P.McQuistanSeattle1001-1
S.RidleyNew England1001-1
Totals99045-1

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.
Overall TotalPer Game
WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
21623011000.131.880.060.0600
51423020000.142.140.14000
61411501000.071.0700.0700
71300001000000.080
101411510000.071.070.07000
12161001000.06000.0600
19400001000000.250
Totals9179043200.56.20.30.20.30

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceDeclinedOffsettingYardageHomeDismissed
Kansas CityBuffalo09/16/2012P.Hillis2202:31110NoNo15YesNo
SeattleDallas09/16/2012J.Sweezy2206:0226NoNo15NoNo
N.Y. GiantsCleveland10/07/2012A.Bradshaw5107:45110NoNo15NoNo
San FranciscoBuffalo10/07/2012F.Gore5102:5829NoNo15NoNo
DallasBaltimore10/14/2012F.Jones6401:1727NoNo15YesNo
SeattleSan Francisco10/18/2012P.McQuistan7400:56417YesNo0YesYes
JacksonvilleIndianapolis11/08/2012M.Brewster10402:3527NoNo15NoNo
New EnglandN.Y. Jets11/22/2012S.Ridley12306:52110NoNo0YesNo
SeattleAtlanta01/13/2013M.Unger19405:48310YesNo0YesYes
Totals29.56209050