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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 (3518), Defensive Holding (2617), Roughing the Passer (1452), Illegal Contact (827), Face Mask (15 Yards) (771), Illegal Use of Hands (763), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (32), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Miami390820.0080.0690.093
Minnesota402870.0070.0640.085
Cleveland393210.0080.0680.097
Dallas406080.0090.0710.087
Carolina395400.0070.0600.081
Cincinnati409340.0070.0590.075
Arizona403370.0080.0700.085
Tennessee397040.0070.0630.088
San Francisco412650.0080.0690.086
LA Chargers394460.0080.0640.080
Baltimore421790.0090.0730.094
Pittsburgh405980.0070.0620.086
Washington390600.0070.0590.081
Atlanta401520.0070.0570.077
N.Y. Giants402750.0070.0590.080
Las Vegas394700.0100.0880.110
Indianapolis413220.0070.0560.076
Chicago389550.0070.0530.083
Denver414560.0090.0730.090
LA Rams402570.0070.0620.083
Green Bay421130.0070.0560.075
Philadelphia418520.0080.0650.081
Houston408800.0090.0730.101
Kansas City422130.0080.0700.088
Seattle419020.0080.0670.089
Detroit397290.0090.0770.096
New England438350.0070.0640.087
Tampa Bay401890.0070.0650.078
New Orleans418070.0100.0830.109
Buffalo403720.0080.0710.088
N.Y. Jets398350.0090.0770.105
Jacksonville396210.0080.0650.091