Defensive Pass Interference

Definition

Making intentional physical contact with an intended receiver after the ball has been thrown and before it has been touched by another player, in order to hinder or prevent him from catching a forward pass.

Outcome

Spot of the foul. Ball is placed on the 1 yard line if the foul occurred in the endzone. Automatic first down.

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 5.94 Defensive Pass Interference penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1871312528139071
Atlanta168125253740243
Baltimore181630324126160115
Buffalo1638412112010
Carolina1678813419301
Chicago16691142598023
Cincinnati175990147108252
Cleveland16898044371021
Dallas1871120349114063
Denver1661270337141134
Detroit163411126135142
Green Bay171015906414203495
Houston168131144240211
Indianapolis1932902112241084
Jacksonville1600000784070
Kansas City16455013998045
St. Louis169175227220011
Miami168133135475131
Minnesota184632049165254
New England1751271146133042
New Orleans19370112694033
N.Y. Giants167123034351121
N.Y. Jets19473104372203
Oakland168100062596023
Philadelphia177137225788143
Pittsburgh1651091146126051
San Diego1767714211179056
San Francisco165490416145033
Seattle1681740178131144
Tampa Bay16322012587032
Tennessee16569232120101
Washington16253011462013
Totals2671903227258110919032272510981
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