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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 (3519), Defensive Holding (2618), Roughing the Passer (1452), Illegal Contact (828), 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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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta37312611312310754031313849
Cleveland29793989312582424403065
Minnesota330109951139662625573702
Tampa Bay335131101956613429184006
Green Bay3861171181418773431724521
Jacksonville315118998810542627013391
Houston30611095964602325673264
Seattle29310189938572824663443
Denver35911910712110743230134071
Baltimore304991011003643026013979
LA Chargers3441311021018642529563507
N.Y. Giants32112194977522626523271
Cincinnati326118961019613627673460
Detroit3341251031005663228593573
New England4011311381237733433894381
Arizona3631281201085722630934033
Kansas City3371251021017613228923110
Dallas317104107986642126303183
San Francisco301101821108663324883225
Pittsburgh345129109976562628344228
Buffalo2839589926572924163401
Washington29910289988572624963053
Las Vegas303112819613643225913752
N.Y. Jets2929495974532424633259
New Orleans2727792994532022542820
Philadelphia32212098973592627983956
Chicago311107871087623626353440
Indianapolis365145941206813731544406
LA Rams2688588887512621832969
Miami30111979966503225343554
Tennessee30399791139783324833057
Carolina2869886966522424472952
Totals10292358931263299227199893386580113881