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

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.03 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13210120420040
Atlanta1315010745052
Baltimore13210002417313
Buffalo1321502000000
Carolina130000000000
Chicago13210002418131
Cincinnati13220002210020
Cleveland1312010319030
Dallas131520115101
Denver13315103220020
Detroit13741234210111
Green Bay1300000110201
Houston1300000420122
Indianapolis1321011100000
Jacksonville13221011320012
Kansas City13435004315121
LA Rams13210011210011
LA Chargers1331400300000
Miami13215120215120
Minnesota1263013311110
New England1328102645024
New Orleans131500115001
N.Y. Jets1331501200000
N.Y. Giants13210120221011
Oakland1321510215010
Philadelphia131501015310
Pittsburgh13425331110010
San Francisco1315001210002
Seattle12210011210111
Tampa Bay131500100100
Tennessee130010015110
Washington13215220315003
Totals2076538618273865386183827
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