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 2.78 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16574032345021
Atlanta1919101336021
Baltimore16345012569123
Buffalo16459022345112
Carolina16449013115101
Chicago16784043224011
Cincinnati16220102115010
Cleveland16339012680042
Dallas17567005345021
Denver16230111115001
Detroit17230002225011
Green Bay19453004335103
Houston18115001115010
Indianapolis16228102230011
Jacksonville16460040115001
Kansas City17111001115010
Los Angeles16570023230120
Miami17454031339103
Minnesota16230011575041
New England19115010460022
New Orleans16115001679042
N.Y. Giants17575041230020
N.Y. Jets1600200563041
Oakland17115010230002
Philadelphia16332012459031
Pittsburgh19575014115010
San Diego16332012115010
San Francisco1600000230011
Seattle18345012453040
Tampa Bay160000015010
Tennessee16225011339012
Washington16460031670033
Totals2678912166375289121665237
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