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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 (3019), Defensive Holding (2253), Roughing the Passer (1225), Illegal Contact (736), 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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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Atlanta328112981089643827833340
Cleveland2558384789491720852592
Minnesota28287851006582221653220
Tampa Bay29011287864573325633459
Green Bay3431011061268683328054021
Jacksonville27010378818512423343022
Houston2709585854531922702840
Seattle2528478817472421102938
Denver313114861067632626443483
Baltimore2718589933592823173562
LA Chargers30111095895582025933065
N.Y. Giants27610183846482322982925
Cincinnati27810380877593424393007
Detroit28710686914602924403122
New England3571151281075653130313914
Arizona327120111914612228173570
Kansas City28410886846543025162657
Dallas2759594795521422782688
San Francisco2598871937552921462777
Pittsburgh30211897803482425123790
Buffalo2477980825492620903005
Washington2578875848462221202669
Las Vegas25193707711492421283079
N.Y. Jets2608583873471921652840
New Orleans2456989843411820142511
Philadelphia28910784913542325063528
Chicago2709474946553222403007
Indianapolis325132811066673127523894
LA Rams2307281716422319052593
Miami25810468796432822092972
Tennessee26690631028703121942655
Carolina2578577905462021512684
Totals897531382732287618717388177562099429