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 2.19 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona10221020345012
Atlanta10342112115001
Baltimore10230020229002
Buffalo1034301200100
Carolina100000000000
Chicago10115010345021
Cincinnati10230011115010
Cleveland10345021446022
Dallas10230011115001
Denver10230011458013
Detroit1023001100000
Green Bay1011501000000
Houston10438022575041
Indianapolis10561023451022
Jacksonville10230002230011
Kansas City10227011440122
LA Rams10230002115001
LA Chargers10345012112010
Miami10115010457122
Minnesota10459031230011
New England10230002230011
New Orleans1000100345012
N.Y. Jets10345012460022
N.Y. Giants1015010115001
Oakland1034502100000
Philadelphia10230020115010
Pittsburgh10342112230011
San Francisco10113001230011
Seattle10344021439022
Tampa Bay10115010336021
Tennessee10338012345021
Washington10224002344021
Totals16070967335357096733535
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