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

2015 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.19 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18575032230002
Atlanta16447122115010
Baltimore16345021115010
Buffalo16227011340012
Carolina1923002000000
Chicago16451113332012
Cincinnati1723001100000
Cleveland1600100345012
Dallas1600000230020
Denver19690024115001
Detroit16227002221020
Green Bay18110001457113
Houston178119062453022
Indianapolis16562005575023
Jacksonville16671033216020
Kansas City18676024457031
St. Louis16562032345012
Miami168120044460022
Minnesota17459131460131
New England1800000563023
New Orleans16684033885062
N.Y. Giants16564005460004
N.Y. Jets16115001230002
Oakland16115001448031
Philadelphia16115010685051
Pittsburgh18112010345121
San Diego16115010344021
San Francisco16115010230020
Seattle18345012230011
Tampa Bay16441004454122
Tennessee16323003799034
Washington17230020436040
Totals267102137544557102137545745
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