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Automatic First Downs

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 (314), Defensive Holding (175), Roughing the Passer (127), Illegal Contact (59), Face Mask (15 Yards) (53), Illegal Use of Hands (31), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (31), and Tripping (1)

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TeamGamesTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Kansas City191.2630.5260.4210.2630.0530.1580.15811.84211.474
Seattle171.3530.4710.2350.5880.0000.4710.29412.23516.412
Atlanta162.1250.7500.4380.8130.1250.5000.12517.50020.875
Buffalo191.5790.5790.4210.5260.0530.3680.26314.78918.526
N.Y. Jets161.5630.3750.5000.6250.0000.3130.18812.87518.688
Miami161.8130.6250.6250.3750.1880.1250.12513.37521.188
Cleveland181.1670.3330.3890.3890.0560.2780.11110.05612.500
Detroit162.0001.0000.3750.6250.0000.4380.18818.56320.625
Indianapolis171.5880.5290.5290.4120.1180.4120.23513.70618.000
Jacksonville161.1250.3130.5000.2500.0630.1250.0638.50012.125
Tampa Bay202.3500.9500.6500.7500.0000.4000.15018.90033.600
New Orleans181.4440.4440.5000.5000.0000.3330.11112.11115.000
Arizona161.3130.2500.7500.2500.0630.1250.06310.06311.313
San Francisco161.5630.5000.5000.5630.0000.5630.25014.93819.938
Las Vegas161.5630.4380.5630.5000.0630.1880.12511.50022.750
Carolina161.3750.5630.3750.4380.0000.0630.00011.81314.750
Dallas161.1880.3750.6250.1880.0000.1880.0639.18811.375
N.Y. Giants161.2500.5630.2500.4380.0000.1250.06311.0008.875
Tennessee171.5290.2940.5290.5880.1180.2350.11811.11816.824
Minnesota161.6880.7500.4380.3750.0630.3130.06313.00018.000
Denver161.6880.1880.4380.9380.1250.6250.18812.12519.875
Washington171.2350.4120.1760.5290.1180.1760.0598.29411.118
Pittsburgh171.7650.7650.3530.5290.1180.2940.17614.35327.882
Cincinnati161.2500.5000.5630.1880.0000.1250.06310.00013.250
Philadelphia162.3130.8130.8130.6250.0630.3130.06318.87531.500
Green Bay181.2220.3330.2780.5560.0560.2220.0567.66713.944
Houston160.8130.5630.1250.1250.0000.0630.0637.50010.313
LA Chargers161.9380.6250.5630.7500.0000.5000.00014.62522.438
Chicago171.0590.4710.1760.2940.1180.1760.1189.52914.941
New England161.3750.5630.5000.3130.0000.3130.18813.81313.000
LA Rams180.8330.2220.3330.2780.0000.1110.0565.6678.556
Baltimore180.7780.2780.2780.2220.0000.1670.0566.55610.056