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 1 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16210102315021
Atlanta1800000210011
Baltimore161500100000
Buffalo1700000315003
Carolina170000000000
Chicago161410115010
Cincinnati161500100000
Cleveland1615110210111
Dallas1621000215201
Denver161511000000
Detroit161501000000
Green Bay161500115001
Houston1615010210011
Indianapolis161501000000
Jacksonville1915001210011
Kansas City171500115010
LA Rams170010015110
LA Chargers160000000100
Miami160000000000
Minnesota181520129020
New England19210020315112
New Orleans181500100000
N.Y. Jets1642003100000
N.Y. Giants160000015010
Oakland1600000315121
Philadelphia1931502100000
Pittsburgh170000000100
San Francisco161511015001
Seattle160000000000
Tampa Bay1621002015110
Tennessee18210102210011
Washington161500100000
Totals26732159915173215991715
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