Roughing the Kicker

Definition

A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker or otherwise runs into the kicker in a way that might injure the kicker or his vulnerable extended kicking leg. This protection is also extended to the holder of a place kick.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2016 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.31 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona120000000000
Atlanta1211500100000
Baltimore1200000115010
Buffalo12115001115001
Carolina1200000221020
Chicago120000000000
Cincinnati1211501000000
Cleveland1200000115001
Dallas120000000000
Denver1211501000000
Detroit1211500100000
Green Bay120020000000
Houston120000000000
Indianapolis120000000100
Jacksonville120000000000
Kansas City130000000000
Los Angeles1211501000000
Miami120000000000
Minnesota1211001115010
New England120000000000
New Orleans1216001115010
N.Y. Giants120000000000
N.Y. Jets120000000000
Oakland1300000115010
Philadelphia120000011010
Pittsburgh1211500100000
San Diego1200000115001
San Francisco120000000000
Seattle120000000000
Tampa Bay1211500100000
Tennessee120000000100
Washington120000000000
Totals1931012723710127273
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