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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.19 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16315212420031
Atlanta1721001115010
Baltimore1815001315012
Buffalo1621020215110
Carolina16210011315212
Chicago160010000000
Cincinnati1715010315012
Cleveland1621012000000
Dallas1615010210111
Denver1815310315021
Detroit1731512129002
Green Bay1715201315121
Houston1831512100100
Indianapolis161501000200
Jacksonville160010015001
Kansas City1615101315212
St. Louis16315112525123
Miami16315021210211
Minnesota1621011115110
New England1915201734161
New Orleans1815010210002
N.Y. Giants20315012210011
N.Y. Jets16315103315112
Oakland16630015420113
Philadelphia1615001315212
Pittsburgh17210011210202
San Diego1631402115110
San Francisco18210120210120
Seattle16630251210011
Tampa Bay1652403200100
Tennessee16420122315003
Washington1615110210120
Totals2677034825363470348253436
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