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

2012 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.53 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.
AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona1600000110001
Atlanta1800000537023
Baltimore2054013226111
Buffalo1621001100000
Carolina1642621315001
Chicago1615001427031
Cincinnati1721012000100
Cleveland1615110535123
Dallas16431013430104
Denver17320012845362
Detroit16210011315112
Green Bay18744034310121
Houston1821011115301
Indianapolis17215202320103
Jacksonville162511115010
Kansas City16215020210120
Miami16110110325030
Minnesota1731501215010
New England1800200110010
New Orleans16630033431113
N.Y. Jets1600000215020
N.Y. Giants16210020633051
Oakland1615010110001
Philadelphia1674515200000
Pittsburgh16320021320003
San Diego1615201424022
San Francisco19325012110101
Seattle18210211215020
St. Louis16540014215202
Tampa Bay16647142425013
Tennessee1615010315021
Washington171510115101
Totals5348151819414081518194041

Per Game By Team

AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.000.000.06
Atlanta180.000.000.000.000.000.282.060.000.110.17
Baltimore200.252.000.050.150.100.100.300.050.050.05
Buffalo160.130.630.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Carolina160.251.630.130.060.190.060.310.000.000.06
Chicago160.060.310.000.000.060.251.690.000.190.06
Cincinnati170.120.590.060.120.000.000.000.060.000.00
Cleveland160.060.310.060.060.000.312.190.060.130.19
Dallas160.251.940.000.060.190.251.880.060.000.25
Denver170.181.180.000.060.120.472.650.180.350.12
Detroit160.130.630.000.060.060.190.940.060.060.13
Green Bay180.392.440.000.170.220.170.560.060.110.06
Houston180.110.560.060.060.060.060.280.170.000.06
Indianapolis170.120.880.120.000.120.181.180.060.000.18
Jacksonville160.130.310.060.060.060.060.310.000.060.00
Kansas City160.130.940.000.130.000.130.630.060.130.00
Miami160.060.630.060.060.000.191.560.000.190.00
Minnesota170.180.880.000.060.120.060.290.000.060.00
New England180.000.000.110.000.000.060.560.000.060.00
New Orleans160.381.880.000.190.190.251.940.060.060.19
N.Y. Jets160.000.000.000.000.000.130.940.000.130.00
N.Y. Giants160.130.630.000.130.000.382.060.000.310.06
Oakland160.060.310.000.060.000.060.630.000.000.06
Philadelphia160.442.810.060.310.130.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh160.191.250.000.130.060.191.250.000.000.19
San Diego160.060.310.130.000.060.251.500.000.130.13
San Francisco190.161.320.000.050.110.050.530.050.000.05
Seattle180.110.560.110.060.060.110.830.000.110.00
St. Louis160.312.500.000.060.250.130.940.130.000.13
Tampa Bay160.382.940.060.250.130.251.560.000.060.19
Tennessee160.060.310.000.060.000.190.940.000.130.06
Washington170.060.290.060.000.060.060.290.060.000.06
Totals5344.8930.971.132.472.414.9331.431.122.432.51

Player

NameTeamTotal CallsYards LostHomeAwayHome/Away Diff
St. Louis1501-1
Minnesota15101
A.AyersTennessee15101
A.BooneSan Francisco11001-1
A.RossJacksonville1001-1
A.SilatoluCarolina10101
A.SmithCarolina1401-1
Ald.SmithSan Francisco110101
B.BellCarolina1001-1
B.BrownerSeattle25110
B.BunkleyNew Orleans15101
B.IrvinSeattle1501-1
B.RajiGreen Bay15101
B.SkrineCleveland1001-1
C.DahlSt. Louis1501-1
C.HamptonPittsburgh1501-1
C.JenkinsPhiladelphia1501-1
C.JohnsonCarolina1701-1
C.JordanNew Orleans1501-1
C.LiugetSan Diego1501-1
C.McDonaldSeattle1001-1
C.MyersHouston1001-1
C.RogersSan Francisco1501-1
C.ThorntonPhiladelphia1501-1
C.WilliamsBaltimore1501-1
D.DotsonTampa Bay316303
D.HightowerNew England10101
D.PekoCincinnati15101
D.PennTampa Bay11001-1
D.RodgersPhiladelphia1001-1
D.StephensonKansas City110101
E.WaldenGreen Bay1501-1
F.CoxPhiladelphia15101
G.HangartnerCarolina110101
G.HardyCarolina1501-1
H.DahlSt. Louis110101
J.BabinPhiladelphia15101
J.ChickJacksonville1001-1
J.HickmanIndianapolis10101
J.JenkinsWashington2502-2
J.LinkenbachIndianapolis11001-1
J.LongMiami10101
J.MeredithTampa Bay216202
J.ReidBaltimore110101
J.SheardCleveland15101
J.SittonGreen Bay216110
J.SmithBaltimore110101
J.StanfordJacksonville15101
J.SullivanMinnesota1501-1
J.TrusnikMiami110101
J.WattHouston210110
J.WebbChicago1501-1
K.ColemanDallas1101-1
K.DunlapPhiladelphia220202
K.HeardIndianapolis2502-2
K.LewisPittsburgh15101
K.OsemeleBaltimore110101
L.GuionMinnesota1501-1
L.HallCincinnati10101
M.BennettTampa Bay1501-1
M.BernadeauDallas11001-1
M.DanielsGreen Bay1301-1
M.GilchristSan Diego10101
M.IngramSan Diego10101
M.KiwanukaN.Y. Giants15101
M.PattersonPhiladelphia15101
M.RamirezDenver11001-1
M.StarksPittsburgh110101
M.UnreinDenver15101
M.WilliamsBuffalo1501-1
M.WilsonNew Orleans15101
N.LivingsDallas110101
P.AdamsOakland15101
P.AmukamaraN.Y. Giants15101
Q.OjinnakaSt. Louis22002-2
R.ReiffDetroit15101
S.EllisNew Orleans1501-1
S.GilmoreBuffalo15101
S.VollmerNew England10101
T.CodyBaltimore1501-1
T.JacksonKansas City15101
T.JohnsonNew Orleans1501-1
T.LangGreen Bay110101
T.MaysCincinnati15101
T.SmithDallas11001-1
T.SuggsBaltimore1001-1
T.WilliamsGreen Bay1501-1
V.MillerDenver1501-1
W.SmithNew Orleans15101
W.YoungDetroit1501-1
Totals10051850500

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.
Overall TotalPer Game
WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11632512000.191.560.060.1300
21611001000.060.6300.0600
31632012000.191.250.060.1300
41564142100.42.730.270.130.070
51432030100.211.430.2100.070
61485626200.5740.140.430.140
71322020000.151.540.15000
81462733100.431.930.210.210.070
91453014000.362.140.070.2900
101454050100.362.860.3600.070
111443022200.292.140.140.140.140
121694563100.562.810.380.190.060
131663515100.382.190.060.310.060
141663551200.382.190.310.060.130
151642922300.251.810.130.130.190
161632012100.191.250.060.130.060
171652523200.311.560.130.190.130
19421002100.52.500.50.250
Totals2608151841401905.7836.522.743.031.440

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceDeclinedOffsettingYardageHomeDismissed
DallasN.Y. Giants09/05/2012M.Bernadeau1407:08110NoNo10YesNo
WashingtonNew Orleans09/09/2012J.Jenkins1304:57220NoNo5YesNo
Green BaySan Francisco09/09/2012T.Lang1208:5615NoNo10NoNo
DenverAtlanta09/17/2012M.Ramirez2414:04210NoNo10YesNo
BuffaloCleveland09/23/2012M.Williams3409:08110NoNo5YesNo
Green BaySeattle09/24/2012J.Sitton3103:22110NoNo10YesNo
SeattleGreen Bay09/24/2012B.Browner3302:2735NoNo5NoNo
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/2012J.Smith4208:48413NoNo10NoNo
BaltimoreCleveland09/27/2012K.Osemele4303:01321NoNo10NoNo
SeattleSt. Louis09/30/2012C.McDonald4409:09313YesNo0YesYes
San FranciscoN.Y. Jets09/30/2012C.Rogers4300:3534NoNo5YesNo
Green BayNew Orleans09/30/2012J.Sitton4210:1526NoNo6NoNo
New OrleansGreen Bay09/30/2012C.Jordan4308:41110NoNo5YesNo
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants09/30/2012J.Babin4212:02317NoNo5NoNo
St. LouisArizona10/04/2012H.Dahl5412:2731NoNo10NoNo
IndianapolisGreen Bay10/07/2012J.Hickman5213:3427YesNo0NoYes
N.Y. GiantsCleveland10/07/2012P.Amukamara5206:46110NoNo5NoNo
New OrleansSan Diego10/07/2012M.Wilson5401:40237NoNo5NoNo
Tampa BayKansas City10/14/2012D.Dotson6103:5036YesNo0NoYes
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets10/14/2012J.Linkenbach6207:01110NoNo10YesNo
PhiladelphiaDetroit10/14/2012F.Cox6206:10213NoNo5NoNo
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/2012J.Long6214:3128YesNo0NoYes
St. LouisMiami10/14/2012Q.Ojinnaka6210:30110NoNo10YesNo
St. LouisMiami10/14/2012C.Dahl6205:2700NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisMiami10/14/2012Q.Ojinnaka6200:30110NoNo10YesNo
MiamiSt. Louis10/14/2012J.Trusnik6402:0042NoNo10NoNo
DallasBaltimore10/14/2012K.Coleman6207:3732NoNo1YesNo
DenverSan Diego10/15/2012V.Miller6114:52110NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/2012J.Meredith7312:19212NoNo10NoNo
Tampa BayNew Orleans10/21/2012D.Dotson7408:14110NoNo10NoNo
MinnesotaTampa Bay10/25/20128301:12110NoNo5NoNo
JacksonvilleGreen Bay10/28/2012J.Chick8313:5432NoNo0YesNo
TennesseeIndianapolis10/28/2012A.Ayers8515:00110NoNo5NoNo
CarolinaChicago10/28/2012C.Johnson8111:55110NoNo7YesNo
SeattleDetroit10/28/2012B.Browner8114:1337YesNo0YesYes
PittsburghWashington10/28/2012K.Lewis8409:07110NoNo5NoNo
New OrleansDenver10/28/2012T.Johnson8412:40110NoNo5YesNo
DetroitJacksonville11/04/2012W.Young9200:28110NoNo5YesNo
ChicagoTennessee11/04/2012J.Webb9105:03214NoNo5YesNo
MinnesotaSeattle11/04/2012L.Guion9300:22110NoNo5YesNo
N.Y. GiantsPittsburgh11/04/2012M.Kiwanuka9307:4724NoNo5NoNo
DallasAtlanta11/04/2012T.Smith9106:15110NoNo10YesNo
CarolinaDenver11/11/2012A.Silatolu10104:1438YesNo0NoYes
BaltimoreOakland11/11/2012J.Reid10206:08110NoNo10NoNo
New OrleansAtlanta11/11/2012W.Smith10414:55210NoNo5NoNo
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/2012K.Dunlap10305:3835NoNo10NoNo
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/2012K.Dunlap10410:32110NoNo10NoNo
PhiladelphiaDallas11/11/2012M.Patterson10408:20110NoNo5NoNo
PhiladelphiaWashington11/18/2012D.Rodgers11305:02310YesNo0YesYes
Green BayDetroit11/18/2012E.Walden11106:02110NoNo5YesNo
CarolinaTampa Bay11/18/2012G.Hangartner11104:0036NoNo10NoNo
JacksonvilleHouston11/18/2012A.Ross11112:2229YesNo0YesYes
San DiegoDenver11/18/2012C.Liuget11408:05110NoNo5YesNo
San FranciscoChicago11/19/2012Ald.Smith11306:14319NoNo10NoNo
DetroitHouston11/22/2012R.Reiff12101:17222NoNo5NoNo
PittsburghCleveland11/25/2012C.Hampton12412:00110NoNo5YesNo
ClevelandPittsburgh11/25/2012J.Sheard12403:16219NoNo5NoNo
JacksonvilleTennessee11/25/2012J.Stanford12307:04110NoNo5NoNo
Kansas CityDenver11/25/2012T.Jackson12307:30210NoNo5NoNo
MinnesotaChicago11/25/2012J.Sullivan12201:21110NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/2012J.Meredith12209:14217NoNo6NoNo
Tampa BayAtlanta11/25/2012D.Dotson12305:12115NoNo6NoNo
San DiegoBaltimore11/25/2012M.Ingram12407:51110YesNo0NoYes
Green BayN.Y. Giants11/25/2012M.Daniels12304:5018NoNo3YesNo
SeattleChicago12/02/2012B.Irvin13308:4037NoNo5YesNo
CarolinaKansas City12/02/2012G.Hardy13206:0832NoNo5YesNo
HoustonTennessee12/02/2012J.Watt13200:28110NoNo5YesNo
DenverTampa Bay12/02/2012M.Unrein13102:45110NoNo5NoNo
Tampa BayDenver12/02/2012M.Bennett13305:5521NoNo5YesNo
Tampa BayDenver12/02/2012D.Penn13300:4936NoNo10YesNo
San DiegoCincinnati12/02/2012M.Gilchrist13210:4833YesNo0NoYes
OaklandDenver12/06/2012P.Adams14201:5324NoNo5NoNo
PittsburghSan Diego12/09/2012M.Starks14401:55210NoNo10NoNo
BuffaloSt. Louis12/09/2012S.Gilmore14314:1636NoNo5NoNo
CincinnatiDallas12/09/2012T.Mays14203:2400NoNo5NoNo
CincinnatiDallas12/09/2012L.Hall14403:1235YesNo0NoYes
New OrleansN.Y. Giants12/09/2012S.Ellis14207:32115NoNo5YesNo
Green BayDetroit12/09/2012B.Raji14410:40110NoNo5NoNo
New EnglandHouston12/10/2012D.Hightower14309:41110YesNo0NoYes
WashingtonCleveland12/16/2012J.Jenkins15101:2639YesNo0YesYes
IndianapolisHouston12/16/2012K.Heard15108:0227YesNo0YesYes
HoustonIndianapolis12/16/2012J.Watt15103:5523NoNo5NoNo
CarolinaSan Diego12/16/2012A.Smith15210:3147NoNo4YesNo
DallasPittsburgh12/16/2012N.Livings15411:48110NoNo10NoNo
San FranciscoNew England12/16/2012A.Boone15412:07110NoNo10YesNo
New EnglandSan Francisco12/16/2012S.Vollmer15405:29210YesNo0NoYes
Kansas CityIndianapolis12/23/2012D.Stephenson16203:5527NoNo10NoNo
IndianapolisKansas City12/23/2012K.Heard16203:25217NoNo5YesNo
St. LouisTampa Bay12/23/201216310:47110NoNo5YesNo
ClevelandDenver12/23/2012B.Skrine16309:1237YesNo0YesYes
CincinnatiBaltimore12/30/2012D.Peko17102:05115NoNo5NoNo
HoustonIndianapolis12/30/2012C.Myers17300:44110YesNo0YesYes
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/2012C.Jenkins17201:24110NoNo5YesNo
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants12/30/2012C.Thornton17409:49215NoNo5YesNo
Green BayMinnesota12/30/2012T.Williams17409:35312NoNo5YesNo
CarolinaNew Orleans12/30/2012B.Bell17211:5938YesNo0YesYes
New OrleansCarolina12/30/2012B.Bunkley17402:52110NoNo5NoNo
BaltimoreDenver01/12/2013T.Cody19106:38210NoNo5YesNo
BaltimoreDenver01/12/2013T.Suggs19311:26220YesNo0YesYes
BaltimoreDenver01/12/2013C.Williams19311:26220NoNo5YesNo
Totals1.859.83190518500