Illegal Contact

Definition

Making significant contact with a receiver after the receiver has advanced five yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Exceptions: The illegal contact is called only if the quarterback is still in pocket and the ball is still in his hands.

Outcome

5 yards, automatic first down

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.88 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1821001115210
Atlanta16210311315330
Baltimore18735125315412
Buffalo16420104210002
Carolina16315112420131
Chicago1600100526023
Cincinnati174202221050255
Cleveland16210320315121
Dallas1842002215101
Denver1642012215110
Detroit16210111320121
Green Bay1774014315010
Houston16210120315212
Indianapolis1915110211220
Jacksonville1642032200200
Kansas City16210211210102
St. Louis161501000100
Miami1641921315110
Minnesota1800100210011
New England1700000525232
New Orleans1931522115201
N.Y. Giants1600400525050
N.Y. Jets19946245419113
Oakland16525232630142
Philadelphia17736016315421
Pittsburgh1600100420331
San Diego17420104315221
San Francisco1621031115301
Seattle1615301210020
Tampa Bay16210211210120
Tennessee1600100630242
Washington16420004315003
Totals2679246646385492466465438
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