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 0.63 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona10210102210011
Atlanta90000000000
Baltimore101500100000
Buffalo1000000315003
Carolina100000000000
Chicago100010015010
Cincinnati101500100000
Cleveland1000000210111
Dallas101500100200
Denver101511000000
Detroit101501000000
Green Bay101500100000
Houston1000000210011
Indianapolis101501000000
Jacksonville1000000210011
Kansas City101500115010
LA Rams100010015110
LA Chargers100000000000
Miami100000000000
Minnesota101520115010
New England1015010210002
New Orleans100000000000
N.Y. Jets1042003100000
N.Y. Giants100000000000
Oakland100000015110
Philadelphia100000000000
Pittsburgh100000000100
San Francisco101511000000
Seattle90000000000
Tampa Bay101501015110
Tennessee101500115010
Washington101500100000
Totals159201007911201007119
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