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 1.5 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1614001420013
Atlanta190000014010
Baltimore16420040210011
Buffalo1600100420140
Carolina1600100420140
Chicago1652510500100
Cincinnati1631421215101
Cleveland1652512315001
Dallas1715001210120
Denver1621021129102
Detroit170010015010
Green Bay1900000315330
Houston181501000100
Indianapolis1615010210011
Jacksonville161511015001
Kansas City17315230315003
LA Rams1621010200100
San Diego161501015101
Miami17315030210020
Minnesota16315012210002
New England1921010215110
New Orleans160000015010
N.Y. Jets161500115001
N.Y. Giants170010015110
Oakland170000015101
Philadelphia16210011210002
Pittsburgh191511000000
San Francisco1631500300100
Seattle181500100100
Tampa Bay1600000420031
Tennessee160010000000
Washington1621001115001
Totals2674823817222648238172622
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