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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 occurring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (3577), Defensive Holding (2650), Roughing the Passer (1471), Illegal Contact (838), Illegal Use of Hands (774), Face Mask (15 Yards) (771), Unsportsmanlike Conduct (311), Personal Foul (237), Horse Collar Tackle (228), Taunting (118), Face Mask (75), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (70), Tripping (32), Lowering the Head to Make Forcible Contact (2), Roughing the Kicker (1), and Clipping (1)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta40013312612613764133234136
Cleveland3229810910113642726743394
Minnesota3591211001259743128054071
Tampa Bay3541431031006633430614258
Green Bay4131311241468783433744950
Jacksonville3441261079911593029233756
Houston329118991055652727563573
Seattle328119981009643127913873
Denver38512411713210803231944326
Baltimore3381071151086663228654411
LA Chargers37414111110713692932353889
N.Y. Giants345134991028542728493560
Cincinnati3611301091119663930643914
Detroit3561371061066703430453832
New England4271411461308773535774705
Arizona3901401241186803333624392
Kansas City37014010910811663631903480
Dallas3431121171066702428553474
San Francisco326114861179723727103490
Pittsburgh3711391191036612830674590
Buffalo30510396996643526483674
Washington321109961068622826963325
Las Vegas3371259210414723528674169
N.Y. Jets3201041011057612826913613
New Orleans303931001064552025073189
Philadelphia3451311051014622730144197
Chicago334115971137653828573715
Indianapolis3921551031277833833464757
LA Rams29110191927542924013250
Miami32613486996523327783886
Tennessee330111861219823526843424
Carolina3171059610511582526873371
Totals111563934337335282622144101293896124644