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

2016 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona12345021230011
Atlanta1219001226020
Baltimore12345012569023
Buffalo12345012230002
Carolina12449013115101
Chicago12564032115001
Cincinnati1215001115010
Cleveland12224011343021
Dallas12337003345021
Denver12115101115001
Detroit12115001110010
Green Bay12344003230102
Houston120000000000
Indianapolis1100100230011
Jacksonville12345030115001
Kansas City1211100100000
Los Angeles12345012115010
Miami12454031224102
Minnesota12230011345021
New England12115010345012
New Orleans1200000565041
N.Y. Giants12345030115010
N.Y. Jets1100100450031
Oakland12115010115001
Philadelphia12332012229011
Pittsburgh12345003115010
San Diego1219010115010
San Francisco1200000230011
Seattle12345012223020
Tampa Bay120000015010
Tennessee12225011224011
Washington12460031670033
Totals19164873329356487333529
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