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

2016 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.84 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16320021330112
Atlanta1800300532041
Baltimore16535032320112
Buffalo1611011015010
Carolina16110001435022
Chicago16319121545123
Cincinnati16315003525232
Cleveland16210111315030
Dallas17315112422113
Denver16215120215111
Detroit17320121740034
Green Bay19215111420322
Houston18320130210111
Indianapolis16215120215111
Jacksonville1632503015210
Kansas City17315112110201
Los Angeles16215002221302
Miami1715401330112
Minnesota1653544115210
New England18530041210211
New Orleans161501015110
N.Y. Giants17330121315021
N.Y. Jets16325121425222
Oakland1731310300000
Philadelphia160010015201
Pittsburgh19425104214111
San Diego16215211320012
San Francisco1627411110010
Seattle18210111220002
Tampa Bay16767043528223
Tennessee16320203425313
Washington16950245534223
Totals2669161137484391611374348
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