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

2010 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.34 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16524141210011
Atlanta1715110420013
Baltimore18315112315012
Buffalo1652403200100
Carolina161521015010
Chicago181511015001
Cincinnati1600000210120
Cleveland1615210416122
Dallas16314103420031
Denver161500129002
Detroit16210011315030
Green Bay2052502315201
Houston16210011315121
Indianapolis1700000210102
Jacksonville1641412215001
Kansas City1731202115001
St. Louis16630042210002
Miami161501015001
Minnesota1615010312021
New England1738021210011
New Orleans1700100315012
N.Y. Giants1615110315312
N.Y. Jets19315012420013
Oakland16420040420222
Philadelphia1763014200000
Pittsburgh19420022416222
San Diego16210002419013
San Francisco1621021100000
Seattle18315030525105
Tampa Bay161500100100
Tennessee161511000000
Washington1600000624033
Totals2677535616453075356163045
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