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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.94 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18210011420313
Atlanta1600200421240
Baltimore1615110316112
Buffalo160000015101
Carolina1915001315230
Chicago1631511200000
Cincinnati17421022210011
Cleveland1615110315130
Dallas16315003210111
Denver1931522115010
Detroit161511015010
Green Bay1815110840062
Houston1731610300100
Indianapolis16210002210011
Jacksonville1600100420122
Kansas City18315203210102
St. Louis161520100200
Miami1621011115010
Minnesota17315121210411
New England18315212210111
New Orleans1621020215010
N.Y. Giants1615010210120
N.Y. Jets161500100200
Oakland1642013115001
Philadelphia1631511215101
Pittsburgh1821000215201
San Diego1615001315021
San Francisco1621021115110
Seattle1831521215101
Tampa Bay1600100420040
Tennessee1621001115110
Washington1742021315001
Totals2676231230233962312303923
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