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

2011 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.13 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16571023461031
Atlanta17549041566023
Baltimore18115001115010
Buffalo16115010345021
Carolina1600000899044
Chicago16230002550123
Cincinnati17345003460031
Cleveland16230011575032
Dallas16345021115010
Denver182300119129063
Detroit17575123345021
Green Bay17342203345121
Houston18797034115010
Indianapolis1600000222020
Jacksonville1600000230020
Kansas City16460004115001
St. Louis16225120340030
Miami167105152340021
Minnesota16455031345030
New England19456013115010
New Orleans18554032115001
N.Y. Giants20461013345012
N.Y. Jets16230011340012
Oakland16575014345021
Philadelphia16782052558014
Pittsburgh17224011332021
San Diego16115010230002
San Francisco18460022115101
Seattle16217011230002
Tampa Bay16336012216102
Tennessee16345012230011
Washington16225011686115
Totals267100136954654100136955446
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