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

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.13 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1331502114110
Atlanta1321020215001
Baltimore130010011010
Buffalo1315110210120
Carolina131521000000
Chicago1321022015210
Cincinnati131501000000
Cleveland1331500300100
Dallas131501015301
Denver131511000000
Detroit1315201210002
Green Bay1315010210120
Houston131510115201
Indianapolis1300200420022
Jacksonville1315001210111
Kansas City140000000000
LA Rams1315101210011
LA Chargers1421001100000
Miami13210302210202
Minnesota130010015010
New England131501015010
New Orleans1326102210020
N.Y. Jets131500100100
N.Y. Giants130010000400
Oakland131501000100
Philadelphia1315010210211
Pittsburgh131500100100
San Francisco1315201315121
Seattle1315010315112
Tampa Bay131520115010
Tennessee131501000000
Washington131400115001
Totals2093617525162036175252016
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