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

2016 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.22 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1114001210011
Atlanta110000014010
Baltimore11210020210011
Buffalo1100100420140
Carolina1100100420140
Chicago1142010400100
Cincinnati1131411215101
Cleveland1252512315001
Dallas1215001210120
Denver1121011114101
Detroit110000000000
Green Bay1100000315230
Houston110000000000
Indianapolis1100000210011
Jacksonville111511000000
Kansas City11210220210002
Los Angeles1121010200100
Miami1115010210020
Minnesota12315012210002
New England1121010215110
New Orleans110000015010
N.Y. Giants110010015110
N.Y. Jets111500115001
Oakland110000000000
Philadelphia1121001100000
Pittsburgh111511000000
San Diego110000015101
San Francisco1131500300100
Seattle111500100100
Tampa Bay1100000420031
Tennessee120010000000
Washington1121001115001
Totals1783919314142539193142514
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