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

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 2.88 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13566050460022
Atlanta13342112230011
Baltimore13454040229002
Buffalo13343012112101
Carolina1300000335003
Chicago13115010460022
Cincinnati13460031115010
Cleveland13345021561023
Dallas13345021230002
Denver14345012458013
Detroit13230011230002
Green Bay13115010114010
Houston13553032684042
Indianapolis14561023451022
Jacksonville13345003575014
Kansas City13454022440122
LA Rams13230002115001
LA Chargers13460022112010
Miami13230020457122
Minnesota13459031230011
New England13230002345012
New Orleans13221111345012
N.Y. Jets13574032575032
N.Y. Giants13220020115001
Oakland13345021115010
Philadelphia13230020115010
Pittsburgh13342112345012
San Francisco13113001345012
Seattle13344021439022
Tampa Bay13344021336021
Tennessee13338012345021
Washington13224002459022
Totals2099212773524092127734052
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