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

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.34 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1000100315130
Atlanta1015101320203
Baltimore1053011400000
Buffalo10428222214020
Carolina1015110428013
Chicago1042504014110
Cincinnati1000300210020
Cleveland10220020315121
Dallas1115101210220
Denver101410115001
Detroit1116101210302
Green Bay100040015001
Houston10110010428240
Indianapolis10215102210111
Jacksonville10434122325121
Kansas City10214211325112
LA Rams1000300210011
LA Chargers11528032215311
Miami1031122100100
Minnesota11319012210020
New England10315021645015
New Orleans10215011211320
N.Y. Jets10535132430122
N.Y. Giants11110010315130
Oakland1021501100000
Philadelphia1021031128102
Pittsburgh1021001115010
San Francisco10315112210111
Seattle1084013515010
Tampa Bay10220120325012
Tennessee10320003646215
Washington11210002315412
Totals1637547432363975474323936
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