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

2010 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.47 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16342012218002
Atlanta17229002345121
Baltimore1823001100000
Buffalo1600100345012
Carolina16115001569032
Chicago18447131575123
Cincinnati16345012460031
Cleveland16345021345030
Dallas16451031230011
Denver16230111345003
Detroit16458122448022
Green Bay20230002332012
Houston16230011115001
Indianapolis171900100000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City17448031230011
St. Louis16345012663033
Miami16230002230011
Minnesota16450031222111
New England17220011230011
New Orleans1719101461022
N.Y. Giants16460031115010
N.Y. Jets19230011228111
Oakland16225002575132
Philadelphia17345021339012
Pittsburgh1957502300000
San Diego1611001110010
San Francisco16566041345030
Seattle18231002229020
Tampa Bay1623000200000
Tennessee16344030230011
Washington16115001451013
Totals2677910855384179108554138
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