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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team - Per Game

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.251.630.060.190.060.191.810.130.000.19
Atlanta170.181.820.060.120.060.180.880.060.120.06
Baltimore180.221.670.000.110.110.110.830.000.000.11
Buffalo160.060.310.130.000.060.251.880.000.130.13
Carolina160.000.000.190.000.000.251.310.000.130.13
Chicago160.060.310.130.060.000.312.500.000.130.19
Cincinnati170.121.180.180.060.060.060.000.060.000.06
Cleveland160.130.880.000.060.060.131.250.060.000.13
Dallas160.060.310.000.060.000.060.310.000.060.00
Denver180.281.940.060.060.220.000.000.110.000.00
Detroit170.352.350.060.350.000.060.590.120.060.00
Green Bay170.181.180.000.000.180.292.350.000.120.18
Houston180.171.390.060.000.170.000.000.000.000.00
Indianapolis160.060.310.000.060.000.130.630.060.060.06
Jacksonville160.130.690.000.000.130.191.630.000.000.19
Kansas City160.060.310.000.000.060.130.940.060.130.00
St. Louis160.251.000.060.130.130.312.000.060.310.00
Miami160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minnesota160.130.630.130.060.060.191.560.060.190.00
New England190.110.790.000.050.050.161.050.050.000.16
New Orleans180.170.670.060.060.110.171.390.060.110.06
N.Y. Giants200.150.750.050.000.150.000.000.000.000.00
N.Y. Jets160.060.630.000.060.000.130.630.000.060.06
Oakland160.130.940.060.130.000.190.940.000.130.06
Philadelphia160.312.190.000.190.130.130.940.130.000.13
Pittsburgh170.121.180.060.120.000.291.760.120.180.12
San Diego160.312.190.060.060.250.000.000.060.000.00
San Francisco180.110.780.000.060.060.221.220.000.170.06
Seattle160.130.750.000.130.000.130.690.060.000.13
Tampa Bay160.060.630.000.060.000.060.310.000.000.06
Tennessee160.060.310.000.000.060.191.250.130.190.00
Washington160.060.630.000.060.000.060.310.000.000.06
Average2670.140.960.040.070.070.140.960.040.070.07
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