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 3.34 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona165660507105034
Atlanta18342112230011
Baltimore16565041229002
Buffalo17343012112101
Carolina1700000335003
Chicago16230011460022
Cincinnati16460031115010
Cleveland16450022672033
Dallas16345021230002
Denver16345012573023
Detroit16230011230002
Green Bay16115010114010
Houston16668033684042
Indianapolis16561023451022
Jacksonville193450037105025
Kansas City17569023440122
LA Rams17345003223011
LA Chargers16575023112010
Miami16230020457122
Minnesota18459031460031
New England19345012345012
New Orleans18336112345012
N.Y. Jets165740327105043
N.Y. Giants16335021115001
Oakland16345021115010
Philadelphia19230020115010
Pittsburgh17342112450022
San Francisco16451022345012
Seattle16574041439022
Tampa Bay16344021336021
Tennessee18338012575032
Washington16224002459022
Totals267107148135750107148135057
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