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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 (3330), Defensive Holding (2448), Roughing the Passer (1369), Illegal Contact (778), Face Mask (15 Yards) (771), Illegal Use of Hands (725), 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
Atlanta380630.0090.0800.098
Cleveland371820.0080.0630.079
Minnesota378560.0080.0610.091
Tampa Bay377550.0080.0730.099
Green Bay400560.0090.0740.106
Jacksonville371280.0080.0680.088
Houston387430.0080.0640.081
Seattle395240.0070.0590.083
Denver392450.0090.0730.099
Baltimore399570.0070.0620.096
LA Chargers371130.0090.0760.090
N.Y. Giants377950.0080.0660.083
Cincinnati384950.0080.0680.084
Detroit376030.0080.0710.090
New England416950.0090.0780.101
Arizona381240.0090.0790.101
Kansas City397160.0080.0700.076
Dallas380480.0080.0640.075
San Francisco387420.0070.0610.079
Pittsburgh385070.0080.0700.105
Buffalo380260.0070.0600.084
Washington369450.0080.0630.078
Las Vegas373300.0080.0640.096
N.Y. Jets376920.0070.0630.083
New Orleans397280.0070.0550.069
Philadelphia393980.0080.0680.096
Chicago368950.0080.0680.090
Indianapolis391350.0090.0770.109
LA Rams381950.0070.0550.074
Miami367880.0080.0650.088
Tennessee375930.0080.0640.079
Carolina374360.0070.0620.077