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

2014 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.09 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona17460040571041
Atlanta16230002114010
Baltimore18346121460013
Buffalo16218011690024
Carolina18345012684142
Chicago1619001461013
Cincinnati1719110562023
Cleveland16340021115010
Dallas18231011115001
Denver17572014115010
Detroit17339030454022
Green Bay18230011230002
Houston168112062230011
Indianapolis19561023449022
Jacksonville1600000115010
Kansas City16338012572123
St. Louis16574041226011
Miami16115010690051
Minnesota16448022345021
New England19460013228011
New Orleans16550032116010
N.Y. Giants16115001344003
N.Y. Jets16445031333021
Oakland16230011345012
Philadelphia16555014460013
Pittsburgh17563132318112
San Diego1656802300000
San Francisco1645302219010
Seattle190000018010
Tampa Bay16230002454022
Tennessee16115001443013
Washington16460013765043
Totals2679913213504999132134950
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