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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.

"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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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Houston10680.0190.1100.186
Atlanta10320.0250.1880.264
Seattle11820.0130.1160.115
N.Y. Jets10790.0350.2880.430
Buffalo12380.0190.1400.222
New England9810.0180.1610.209
Baltimore11190.0310.2570.411
Chicago10950.0270.2320.313
Jacksonville10670.0350.2800.507
Indianapolis10500.0220.1700.292
New Orleans11100.0380.2940.468
Tampa Bay12870.0190.1670.224
San Francisco9960.0260.2550.258
Arizona10540.0300.2560.314
Carolina10240.0280.2070.239
Las Vegas11040.0310.2620.322
LA Rams11180.0130.1010.208
Pittsburgh10600.0160.0960.183
Denver11110.0130.0890.163
Dallas10540.0280.2530.328
Miami9980.0230.2130.253
Philadelphia10580.0180.1550.240
Cincinnati10210.0160.1350.174
Detroit10680.0240.1990.286
Minnesota10360.0160.1510.164
Kansas City12140.0340.2730.364
Washington10740.0180.1460.219
Tennessee11370.0200.1650.242
Green Bay10850.0240.2030.226
N.Y. Giants10460.0170.1680.167
Cleveland11810.0140.1170.176
LA Chargers9960.0180.1360.195