Illegal Use of Hands

Definition

Illegal use of the hands against a player while attempting to ward off a block, cover a receiver, or tackle a ball carrier. There are several restrictions on how a player may initiate contact, such as hands to the facemask of the other player involved in the blocking.

Outcome

10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense

2014 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 5.22 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona17425413960254
Atlanta16755161325421
Baltimore18651224325212
Buffalo16215111535323
Carolina18650042535150
Chicago16428431950245
Cincinnati17421204320112
Cleveland16530232421113
Dallas18530150735034
Denver17755043430031
Detroit17952254765107
Green Bay18635233425113
Houston16425231315312
Indianapolis195403231066764
Jacksonville16420213850153
Kansas City16540550420322
St. Louis16220002325121
Miami16210102425031
Minnesota16645242530132
New England19635124424013
New Orleans166444151175247
N.Y. Giants16530241530314
N.Y. Jets1614110435031
Oakland16320221325321
Philadelphia16860026315403
Pittsburgh17640751419340
San Diego16750034760216
San Francisco16740334535341
Seattle19635433325412
Tampa Bay16855126425422
Tennessee16540314215302
Washington166255601285475
Totals26716711256987801671125698087
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