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Automatic First Downs - 2009 to Present

This page shows all penalties that resulted in an automatic first down based on the type of penalty. There are many additional penalties that based on the penalty yardage and distance remaining resulted in a first down.

"3rd & Long" is 3rd down and 6 or more yards. "Desperation" is 3rd and 10 or more or 4th and 6 or more. "Yardage Mitigated" is the total yardage the team had left to get a first down when the flag was thrown granting a gratis first down. Remember: There are more first down plays than 2nd down plays, more 2nd down plays than 3rd, and so on.

Beneficiary means the team benefitted from the penalty. Declined and Offsetting penalties are not shown in this table. Penalties occurring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (3435), Defensive Holding (2549), Roughing the Passer (1423), Illegal Contact (809), Face Mask (15 Yards) (771), Illegal Use of Hands (747), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (31), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Miami380070.0080.0680.091
Minnesota391260.0080.0650.086
Cleveland384360.0080.0680.097
Dallas392800.0090.0720.088
Carolina387900.0070.0600.081
Cincinnati396950.0070.0590.076
Arizona395540.0080.0710.086
Tennessee387920.0070.0620.086
San Francisco399160.0080.0690.087
LA Chargers383710.0080.0640.081
Baltimore411570.0090.0740.096
Pittsburgh397520.0070.0620.087
Washington382810.0070.0600.082
Atlanta394150.0070.0580.077
N.Y. Giants390230.0070.0590.080
Las Vegas385540.0100.0880.110
Indianapolis405050.0070.0560.075
Chicago382210.0070.0530.082
Denver405200.0090.0740.091
LA Rams393760.0070.0620.083
Green Bay414190.0070.0570.075
Philadelphia406230.0080.0670.084
Houston399380.0090.0730.103
Kansas City409780.0080.0700.086
Seattle408110.0080.0680.091
Detroit388070.0090.0760.096
New England430630.0070.0630.086
Tampa Bay390410.0070.0650.079
New Orleans410760.0100.0830.109
Buffalo394300.0080.0720.088
N.Y. Jets388870.0090.0780.106
Jacksonville383600.0080.0660.092