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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 (223), Defensive Holding (111), Roughing the Passer (88), Face Mask (15 Yards) (43), Illegal Contact (43), Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact (22), Illegal Use of Hands (20), and Roughing the Kicker (3)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Houston7480.0200.1260.203
Atlanta6900.0260.1960.277
Seattle7860.0150.1390.128
N.Y. Jets7420.0360.3150.481
Buffalo7190.0220.1860.298
New England6460.0230.2060.279
Baltimore6360.0300.2550.443
Chicago7260.0320.2960.395
Jacksonville7200.0360.2650.513
Indianapolis6660.0260.1860.351
New Orleans6510.0430.3380.624
Tampa Bay7580.0160.1370.231
San Francisco6630.0330.3210.348
Arizona7220.0330.3120.357
Carolina7720.0280.2030.232
Las Vegas7860.0270.2530.300
LA Rams6950.0160.1180.240
Pittsburgh6190.0190.1150.194
Denver7990.0130.0800.191
Dallas7230.0320.2640.324
Miami7100.0210.1960.208
Philadelphia7390.0230.1950.263
Cincinnati7180.0170.1480.202
Detroit7270.0250.2160.271
Minnesota7270.0180.1750.143
Kansas City7000.0310.2390.323
Washington6740.0150.1310.197
Tennessee7470.0230.1900.297
Green Bay6620.0260.1930.275
N.Y. Giants6880.0220.1900.237
Cleveland7240.0170.1420.227
LA Chargers6740.0180.1310.236