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

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.16 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona100000000000
Atlanta1011500100000
Baltimore100000000000
Buffalo100000000000
Carolina100000000000
Chicago100000000000
Cincinnati100000000000
Cleveland100000000000
Dallas100000000000
Denver100000000000
Detroit1000000115010
Green Bay1023000200000
Houston1000000115001
Indianapolis1011501000000
Jacksonville100000000000
Kansas City1000000115001
LA Rams100000000000
LA Chargers100000000000
Miami100000000000
Minnesota100000000000
New England1000000115010
New Orleans100000000000
N.Y. Jets100000000000
N.Y. Giants100000000000
Oakland100000000000
Philadelphia1000000115010
Pittsburgh1011501000000
San Francisco100000000000
Seattle100000000000
Tampa Bay100000000000
Tennessee100000000000
Washington100000000000
Totals160575023575032
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