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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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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Miami339940.0080.0680.093
Minnesota349810.0070.0640.085
Cleveland344420.0080.0670.094
Dallas349920.0090.0720.089
Carolina346610.0070.0590.079
Cincinnati350680.0070.0600.077
Arizona352170.0080.0710.085
Tennessee347010.0070.0600.082
San Francisco356410.0080.0660.081
LA Chargers342410.0080.0610.078
Baltimore371130.0090.0740.096
Pittsburgh354330.0070.0640.091
Washington341810.0070.0580.076
Atlanta353610.0070.0580.078
N.Y. Giants350130.0070.0580.081
Las Vegas343700.0100.0890.112
Indianapolis363960.0070.0550.072
Chicago342290.0070.0520.079
Denver366010.0090.0740.091
LA Rams347880.0080.0650.086
Green Bay372250.0070.0560.074
Philadelphia364410.0080.0680.086
Houston359920.0090.0740.105
Kansas City364120.0080.0710.087
Seattle367900.0080.0670.091
Detroit348040.0090.0760.096
New England388760.0080.0650.087
Tampa Bay345720.0080.0660.078
New Orleans369260.0100.0820.110
Buffalo349910.0080.0690.086
N.Y. Jets348440.0090.0780.104
Jacksonville344420.0080.0670.096