Personal Foul

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction. Includes unnecessary roughness, such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play. If the officials decide that the action was particularly flagrant, the player in question can be ejected from the game.

Caution: Many things people often think of as personal fouls are actually more specific penalties. This page only list things that officially went "in the books" as a Personal Foul. For example, though a ref may say "Personal Foul, Roughing the Passer" that penalty will not be on this page. It will be on the Roughing the Passer page.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2010 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.81 Personal Foul penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona161600100000
Atlanta17115001456004
Baltimore18225011230011
Buffalo1600000220011
Carolina1633711200000
Chicago1834503000000
Cincinnati1622812014001
Cleveland16334012115101
Dallas1600000115001
Denver1600100115010
Detroit16228302460022
Green Bay2000000115110
Houston16224011230020
Indianapolis17230011115010
Jacksonville16450031329030
Kansas City17115001221011
St. Louis16230011115001
Miami16230020345012
Minnesota1611501000000
New England17345021110110
New Orleans17115001115010
N.Y. Giants16345112573141
N.Y. Jets19345003115201
Oakland16457031345103
Philadelphia17335121460113
Pittsburgh19230220227111
San Diego16115001337012
San Francisco1600000230011
Seattle18111010228111
Tampa Bay16230020227011
Tennessee16457313115310
Washington1600000230002
Totals2675879713312758797132731
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