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 1.28 Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona9115010115001
Atlanta900000230002
Baltimore90010000000
Buffalo10115001449031
Carolina9115010453031
Chicago9230011221020
Cincinnati9115001230011
Cleveland1000000451040
Dallas911500100000
Denver90000015010
Detroit916001115001
Green Bay911501000000
Houston911500100000
Indianapolis9222002115010
Jacksonville9114010225002
Kansas City1044603100000
LA Rams10115010345021
LA Chargers923000200000
Miami1034200300100
Minnesota9230011115001
New England10219002227020
New Orleans9230020115001
N.Y. Jets10345012114001
N.Y. Giants911500100000
Oakland915101230020
Philadelphia911501017010
Pittsburgh923000200100
San Francisco100000000000
Seattle9115001230002
Tampa Bay9115010115010
Tennessee900000115010
Washington9223020230002
Totals14841552217244155222417
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