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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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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta359850.0090.0790.096
Cleveland352050.0070.0610.075
Minnesota356390.0080.0620.092
Tampa Bay353500.0080.0740.100
Green Bay379710.0090.0750.109
Jacksonville350480.0080.0670.087
Houston367060.0070.0620.078
Seattle375730.0070.0580.081
Denver373440.0090.0720.096
Baltimore378900.0070.0610.095
LA Chargers348750.0090.0760.090
N.Y. Giants358020.0080.0650.083
Cincinnati358280.0080.0690.086
Detroit355570.0080.0710.091
New England396650.0090.0780.101
Arizona359740.0090.0800.101
Kansas City372080.0080.0700.074
Dallas356320.0080.0650.077
San Francisco362320.0070.0610.079
Pittsburgh360480.0090.0710.107
Buffalo356010.0070.0600.086
Washington349650.0080.0630.078
Las Vegas351800.0070.0610.089
N.Y. Jets354890.0070.0620.084
New Orleans375490.0070.0540.067
Philadelphia372190.0080.0690.098
Chicago349590.0080.0670.090
Indianapolis371380.0090.0770.109
LA Rams355930.0070.0550.075
Miami348040.0080.0650.089
Tennessee354950.0080.0640.078
Carolina354700.0070.0620.077