Roughing the Passer

Definition

A defender continues an effort to tackle or "hit" a passer after the passer has already thrown a pass. A defender is allowed to take one step after the ball is thrown; a defender is penalized if he hits the passer having taken two or more steps after the ball leaves the passer's hand.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.16 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18230002451031
Atlanta16230011344021
Baltimore18560023115001
Buffalo162300118108135
Carolina16325021230020
Chicago1600000345021
Cincinnati171700129002
Cleveland1657502300000
Dallas18115001115010
Denver16220120230020
Detroit16459022218011
Green Bay17324012337030
Houston16345030115010
Indianapolis19228011345003
Jacksonville1634001200000
Kansas City1600100230002
St. Louis1629011229002
Miami16115101115001
Minnesota18336012447022
New England17460031690051
New Orleans19459031337030
N.Y. Giants16115001343021
N.Y. Jets1900000110010
Oakland16216011115301
Philadelphia1734111200000
Pittsburgh16115001345012
San Diego1700000320012
San Francisco1600000219002
Seattle16230011115001
Tampa Bay1600000227002
Tennessee1657503200000
Washington1634502100000
Totals26769904434356990443534
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