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

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.75 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13210102315021
Atlanta130000015010
Baltimore131500100000
Buffalo1300000315003
Carolina130000000000
Chicago130010015010
Cincinnati131500100000
Cleveland1315110210111
Dallas131500100200
Denver141511000000
Detroit131501000000
Green Bay131500115001
Houston1315010210011
Indianapolis141501000000
Jacksonville1315001210011
Kansas City131500115010
LA Rams130010015110
LA Chargers130000000100
Miami130000000000
Minnesota131520115010
New England1315010210002
New Orleans131500100000
N.Y. Jets1342003100000
N.Y. Giants130000000000
Oakland130000015110
Philadelphia130000000000
Pittsburgh130000000100
San Francisco131511015001
Seattle130000000000
Tampa Bay131501015110
Tennessee131500115010
Washington131500100000
Totals20924120811132412081311
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