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

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.13 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20000000000
Atlanta20000015201
Baltimore20000000100
Buffalo21500100100
Carolina20000000000
Chicago222011100000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland20010000100
Dallas20000000000
Denver200000110110
Detroit20000000000
Green Bay200000110001
Houston20000000000
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City20000000000
LA Rams20000000000
LA Chargers20000000000
Miami20010000000
Minnesota21521000000
New England20000000000
New Orleans20000000000
N.Y. Jets20020015010
N.Y. Giants20000000000
Oakland20000000000
Philadelphia20000000000
Pittsburgh20010000000
San Francisco20000000100
Seattle20000000100
Tampa Bay20010000000
Tennessee20000000100
Washington20000000000
Totals32430922430922
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