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 0.28 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona200000115001
Atlanta200000115001
Baltimore20000000000
Buffalo20000000000
Carolina20000000000
Chicago211501000000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland20000000000
Dallas2115010115001
Denver2115010115010
Detroit20000000000
Green Bay20000000000
Houston2115010230020
Indianapolis211501000000
Jacksonville2230002115001
Kansas City20000000000
LA Rams20000000000
LA Chargers211500100000
Miami10000000000
Minnesota211501000000
New England20000000000
New Orleans200000115001
N.Y. Jets20000000000
N.Y. Giants200000115001
Oakland20000000000
Philadelphia20000000000
Pittsburgh20000000000
San Francisco20000000000
Seattle20000000000
Tampa Bay10000000000
Tennessee20000000000
Washington20000000000
Totals3191350639135036
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