Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Definition

Any person (usually a player but occasionally a coach and very rarely one or more spectators) acts or speaks in a manner deemed to be intentionally harmful or especially objectionable by the game officials, or by rule. Unsportsmanlike conduct is a non-contact foul; if contact is involved it becomes a personal foul. Examples include verbal abuse of officials, and taunting, which, since 2004 in the NFL, has included any "prolonged and premeditated celebrations" by players.

Some Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties, such as Taunting, get "upgraded" to their own category. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is also often confused with Unnecessary Roughness

Outcome

15 yards. If committed by the defense, automatic first down.

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.72 Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13115010115001
Atlanta13115110230102
Baltimore1300100115101
Buffalo13115001449031
Carolina13230111453031
Chicago12230011336030
Cincinnati13115001345021
Cleveland1300000566150
Dallas1323001100000
Denver13115001220011
Detroit1316001115001
Green Bay1311511000100
Houston1311500100000
Indianapolis13222002345021
Jacksonville13229020225002
Kansas City1344613100100
LA Rams12115010345021
LA Chargers1334501200000
Miami1334200300100
Minnesota12345012115001
New England13219002227020
New Orleans13343030115001
N.Y. Jets13460013224002
N.Y. Giants1333502100000
Oakland1315301230120
Philadelphia13115010220011
Pittsburgh1323000200100
San Francisco1311000100000
Seattle12115001340012
Tampa Bay13115010335012
Tennessee13225011230020
Washington13223020345003
Totals20655740825305574083025
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