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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 (3111), Defensive Holding (2291), Roughing the Passer (1258), Illegal Contact (748), Face Mask (15 Yards) (743), Illegal Use of Hands (684), Personal Foul (237), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (31), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Miami348040.0080.0670.092
Minnesota356390.0080.0650.086
Cleveland352050.0080.0690.098
Dallas356320.0090.0710.088
Carolina354700.0070.0590.079
Cincinnati358280.0070.0590.077
Arizona359740.0080.0720.085
Tennessee354950.0070.0620.084
San Francisco362320.0080.0670.085
LA Chargers348750.0080.0620.079
Baltimore378900.0090.0740.096
Pittsburgh360480.0070.0630.090
Washington349650.0070.0580.078
Atlanta359850.0070.0590.079
N.Y. Giants358020.0070.0570.080
Las Vegas351800.0100.0900.113
Indianapolis371380.0070.0550.073
Chicago349590.0070.0520.080
Denver373440.0090.0730.090
LA Rams355930.0080.0650.086
Green Bay379710.0070.0560.076
Philadelphia372190.0080.0680.085
Houston367060.0090.0740.104
Kansas City372080.0080.0700.087
Seattle375730.0080.0670.090
Detroit355570.0090.0760.096
New England396650.0080.0650.089
Tampa Bay353500.0080.0670.081
New Orleans375490.0100.0820.110
Buffalo356010.0080.0690.087
N.Y. Jets354890.0090.0790.106
Jacksonville350480.0080.0660.094