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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 (2883), Defensive Holding (2172), Roughing the Passer (1166), Illegal Contact (715), Face Mask (15 Yards) (708), Illegal Use of Hands (654), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (61), Tripping (28), Roughing the Kicker (4), and Clipping (1)

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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta342540.0090.0780.095
Cleveland330240.0070.0610.074
Minnesota338270.0080.0610.091
Tampa Bay329630.0080.0730.096
Green Bay359140.0090.0740.109
Jacksonville333140.0080.0690.087
Houston349030.0070.0630.078
Seattle353670.0070.0570.081
Denver355090.0080.0720.094
Baltimore355930.0070.0630.096
LA Chargers331680.0090.0760.088
N.Y. Giants339410.0080.0650.084
Cincinnati340270.0080.0710.087
Detroit337110.0080.0690.089
New England378330.0090.0770.101
Arizona340930.0090.0820.102
Kansas City348600.0080.0690.073
Dallas338620.0080.0640.075
San Francisco345010.0070.0600.077
Pittsburgh340010.0080.0710.106
Buffalo333990.0070.0590.086
Washington328800.0080.0630.077
Las Vegas332270.0070.0620.088
N.Y. Jets337520.0080.0620.083
New Orleans355340.0070.0540.067
Philadelphia351840.0080.0670.094
Chicago330370.0080.0660.088
Indianapolis351570.0090.0770.108
LA Rams334150.0070.0560.076
Miami328930.0080.0650.087
Tennessee334440.0080.0630.076
Carolina337510.0070.0610.077