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

2013 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.47 Personal Foul penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1600200680351
Atlanta16115010115010
Baltimore168980718113071
Buffalo16457013329012
Carolina17685124683151
Chicago1600000337012
Cincinnati17686015345012
Cleveland16230002115010
Dallas160010000100
Denver1900000115010
Detroit1611501000000
Green Bay17345012230011
Houston1618001566023
Indianapolis18345012115010
Jacksonville16460022115010
Kansas City1700000115010
St. Louis169113118345103
Miami16115010219011
Minnesota16115001115001
New England18115001444013
New Orleans1800100230020
N.Y. Giants1600000230011
N.Y. Jets16335021575032
Oakland16345021340030
Philadelphia170000000000
Pittsburgh1621901100000
San Diego18338012575014
San Francisco19345221680142
Seattle1947000400100
Tampa Bay16457022230011
Tennessee16336003115001
Washington16337130113110
Totals2677910849324779108494732
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