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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.28 Personal Foul penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona180000000000
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore160000000000
Buffalo1645914000000
Carolina1911501000000
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati1711501000000
Cleveland160010000100
Dallas160000000000
Denver190000000000
Detroit1611500100000
Green Bay180000000000
Houston1700000115001
Indianapolis1600000345003
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City180000000000
St. Louis160000000000
Miami160000016001
Minnesota170000000000
New England1800000114101
New Orleans1611501000000
N.Y. Giants160010000100
N.Y. Jets160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia160000000000
Pittsburgh1800100115101
San Diego1600000115010
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle180000000000
Tampa Bay160000000100
Tennessee1600100115001
Washington171611000100
Totals26791256819125618
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