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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team - Per Game

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona180.392.560.110.220.170.331.720.060.170.17
Atlanta160.060.060.130.000.060.442.060.060.310.13
Baltimore160.251.250.060.130.130.060.310.060.060.00
Buffalo160.312.190.190.190.130.382.750.060.130.25
Carolina190.110.530.110.050.050.050.260.110.000.05
Chicago160.060.310.060.060.000.060.630.000.000.06
Cincinnati170.180.880.000.060.120.241.470.120.000.24
Cleveland160.060.310.000.060.000.442.500.060.310.13
Dallas160.251.310.250.190.060.442.310.130.250.19
Denver190.211.580.110.110.110.321.840.110.160.16
Detroit160.312.310.000.130.190.311.560.060.060.25
Green Bay180.282.220.110.280.000.221.720.110.000.22
Houston170.181.180.180.000.180.060.290.120.000.06
Indianapolis160.130.500.130.060.060.312.190.060.250.06
Jacksonville160.130.940.130.130.000.060.310.130.060.00
Kansas City180.331.940.170.170.170.221.670.110.060.17
St. Louis160.131.250.000.000.130.251.880.000.130.13
Miami160.311.810.130.190.130.130.940.250.000.13
Minnesota170.241.180.060.060.180.060.290.060.000.06
New England180.221.670.170.110.110.503.280.330.060.44
New Orleans160.191.250.130.190.000.381.630.060.190.19
N.Y. Giants160.251.560.130.190.060.131.000.130.060.06
N.Y. Jets160.382.000.000.190.190.191.250.190.000.19
Oakland160.312.190.060.250.060.130.630.060.000.13
Philadelphia160.191.250.190.130.060.383.130.060.190.19
Pittsburgh180.282.220.000.060.220.281.670.000.220.06
San Diego160.190.940.060.190.000.130.940.060.130.00
San Francisco160.251.000.000.130.130.060.310.060.060.00
Seattle180.110.560.000.060.060.282.060.000.110.17
Tampa Bay160.382.500.060.250.130.060.630.130.000.06
Tennessee160.382.750.190.190.190.060.310.000.000.06
Washington170.120.880.060.120.000.181.470.180.120.06
Average2670.221.410.090.130.100.221.410.090.130.10
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