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 1.38 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1631502114110
Atlanta1621020215001
Baltimore170010011010
Buffalo1615110210120
Carolina161521000000
Chicago1721022015210
Cincinnati161501000000
Cleveland1631500300100
Dallas1815010210311
Denver161511000000
Detroit1615201525132
Green Bay1615010210120
Houston1715101210202
Indianapolis1800200420022
Jacksonville1615001210111
Kansas City180000000000
LA Rams1815101315121
LA Chargers1821001100000
Miami16315303210202
Minnesota16315203210020
New England181501015010
New Orleans18311112210020
N.Y. Jets161500100100
N.Y. Giants160010000400
Oakland161501000100
Philadelphia18210020210211
Pittsburgh161500115101
San Francisco16210302315121
Seattle17210011315112
Tampa Bay161520115010
Tennessee161501000000
Washington161400115001
Totals2664421527182644215272618
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