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

2014 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.31 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona17525023946227
Atlanta16210220735143
Baltimore1821021115001
Buffalo16525023210020
Carolina18210302735043
Chicago1600000420104
Cincinnati1784014415101
Cleveland1631502115301
Dallas18210011525132
Denver17419131210220
Detroit1742001315201
Green Bay1842002200100
Houston16525250315121
Indianapolis19525423420304
Jacksonville16315312420131
Kansas City1615210419122
St. Louis16315112313421
Miami16210302420013
Minnesota1652524100000
New England19420031735243
New Orleans1615210315021
N.Y. Giants1642004015210
N.Y. Jets16315003210020
Oakland16315030210102
Philadelphia16315221420331
Pittsburgh17420022315412
San Diego16210211525123
San Francisco16734334315121
Seattle1921000215110
Tampa Bay16315221420122
Tennessee1615210525014
Washington16420222420104
Totals267106528415848106528414858
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