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 0.88 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona921001114110
Atlanta91500115001
Baltimore90010011010
Buffalo100000000100
Carolina91521000000
Chicago921022015210
Cincinnati91501000000
Cleveland1031500300100
Dallas90000015201
Denver91501000000
Detroit91520115001
Green Bay91501015010
Houston91510115201
Indianapolis900200315012
Jacksonville90000000100
Kansas City100000000000
LA Rams1015101210011
LA Chargers921001100000
Miami1015301210102
Minnesota90010015010
New England101501015010
New Orleans926102210020
N.Y. Jets100000000100
N.Y. Giants90010000400
Oakland91501000100
Philadelphia91501015210
Pittsburgh90000000000
San Francisco1015101315021
Seattle915010315012
Tampa Bay91510115010
Tennessee91501000000
Washington91400115001
Totals1482813519131528135191513
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