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 2.22 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona12320021330112
Atlanta1200300427031
Baltimore12535032320112
Buffalo1211011015010
Carolina1200000325021
Chicago12215011220002
Cincinnati12210002525232
Cleveland12210111210020
Dallas12210002422113
Denver12215120110101
Detroit12210111525032
Green Bay1215110315221
Houston1232013000100
Indianapolis12215120110110
Jacksonville1221502015110
Kansas City13315112110101
Los Angeles12215002221202
Miami1215301220111
Minnesota1243023115210
New England12210011210111
New Orleans121501015110
N.Y. Giants12110110315021
N.Y. Jets12215111210120
Oakland132810200000
Philadelphia120010015101
Pittsburgh12425104214111
San Diego12110110320012
San Francisco1212210110010
Seattle1215101220002
Tampa Bay12767043528223
Tennessee12320203315312
Washington12735134210102
Totals1937146728363571467283536
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