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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 (3017), Defensive Holding (2253), Roughing the Passer (1224), Illegal Contact (735), Face Mask (15 Yards) (729), Illegal Use of Hands (675), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (29), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta353610.0090.0790.094
Cleveland344420.0070.0610.075
Minnesota349810.0080.0620.092
Tampa Bay345720.0080.0740.100
Green Bay372250.0090.0750.108
Jacksonville344420.0080.0680.088
Houston359920.0070.0630.078
Seattle367900.0070.0570.080
Denver366010.0090.0720.095
Baltimore371130.0070.0620.096
LA Chargers342410.0090.0760.090
N.Y. Giants350130.0080.0660.084
Cincinnati350680.0080.0700.086
Detroit348040.0080.0700.090
New England388760.0090.0780.101
Arizona352170.0090.0800.101
Kansas City364120.0080.0690.073
Dallas349920.0080.0650.077
San Francisco356410.0070.0600.078
Pittsburgh354330.0090.0710.107
Buffalo349910.0070.0600.086
Washington341810.0080.0620.078
Las Vegas343700.0070.0620.090
N.Y. Jets348440.0070.0620.082
New Orleans369260.0070.0550.068
Philadelphia364410.0080.0690.097
Chicago342290.0080.0650.088
Indianapolis363960.0090.0760.107
LA Rams347880.0070.0550.075
Miami339940.0080.0650.087
Tennessee347010.0080.0630.077
Carolina346610.0070.0610.077