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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 occuring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (3096), Defensive Holding (2285), Roughing the Passer (1254), Illegal Contact (746), Face Mask (15 Yards) (740), Illegal Use of Hands (682), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (31), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta358230.0090.0790.097
Cleveland350690.0070.0610.076
Minnesota356390.0080.0620.092
Tampa Bay351900.0080.0740.100
Green Bay378290.0090.0750.109
Jacksonville350480.0080.0670.087
Houston365620.0070.0620.078
Seattle372540.0070.0580.082
Denver372080.0090.0720.095
Baltimore377240.0070.0620.095
LA Chargers348750.0090.0760.090
N.Y. Giants356460.0080.0650.083
Cincinnati356620.0080.0690.086
Detroit354050.0080.0710.091
New England395020.0090.0780.101
Arizona358300.0090.0800.101
Kansas City370570.0080.0700.074
Dallas356320.0080.0650.077
San Francisco360890.0070.0610.080
Pittsburgh358780.0090.0710.107
Buffalo354470.0070.0600.085
Washington348230.0080.0630.078
Las Vegas350240.0070.0610.090
N.Y. Jets353260.0070.0620.083
New Orleans374000.0070.0540.067
Philadelphia370630.0080.0690.098
Chicago347990.0080.0670.090
Indianapolis369950.0090.0760.106
LA Rams354410.0070.0550.074
Miami346420.0080.0650.089
Tennessee351900.0080.0640.078
Carolina353140.0070.0620.077