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 0.34 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona21501014010
Atlanta21500115001
Baltimore20000000000
Buffalo20000000000
Carolina21511000000
Chicago21501000000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland321000200000
Dallas20000015101
Denver21501000000
Detroit21500100000
Green Bay20000000000
Houston20000015001
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City20000000000
LA Rams20010000000
LA Chargers20000000000
Miami20010000000
Minnesota20000000000
New England20000000000
New Orleans200000210020
N.Y. Jets30000000100
N.Y. Giants20000000000
Oakland20000000100
Philadelphia21501015010
Pittsburgh20000000000
San Francisco20000015010
Seattle200000210002
Tampa Bay20000000000
Tennessee21501000000
Washington21400115001
Totals3311543651154356
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