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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 (3042), Defensive Holding (2264), Roughing the Passer (1232), Illegal Contact (740), Face Mask (15 Yards) (731), Illegal Use of Hands (675), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (30), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Miami2779580963582822973167
Minnesota2608978885522822402998
Cleveland2799293866573323523299
Dallas30494102967582925093107
Carolina2488474863552220442762
Cincinnati2508181823492321152748
Arizona287100104785493125082999
Tennessee24910272687421921232858
San Francisco27885871015643323622956
LA Chargers26078691039632321212679
Baltimore3231141059211582627783598
Pittsburgh2669196709382022653223
Washington2399276701391719922619
Atlanta2508473854481920782758
N.Y. Giants2428672749462520272847
Las Vegas353135991117773730913893
Indianapolis2508672864472220022663
Chicago2306182833401517852730
Denver3161101001004612027063346
LA Rams2668982886542622632977
Green Bay26310074816411821102818
Philadelphia29498901014633524893132
Houston318951101057693226793792
Kansas City30612382954543025823187
Seattle29793921083673024863348
Detroit314121841025612726563331
New England29410494923552325093398
Tampa Bay26210075789452522982695
New Orleans36712811311016612330514090
Buffalo28211585793552424413033
N.Y. Jets3261108711511703627363672
Jacksonville27311367866522323053297
Totals9023314827502895188174882276000100020