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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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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Kansas City12520.0190.1800.174
Seattle10790.0210.1930.259
Atlanta10780.0320.2600.310
Buffalo12160.0250.2310.289
N.Y. Jets9480.0260.2170.315
Miami10190.0280.2100.333
Cleveland11460.0180.1580.196
Detroit9900.0320.3000.333
Indianapolis11090.0240.2100.276
Jacksonville9970.0180.1360.195
Tampa Bay12820.0370.2950.524
New Orleans11800.0220.1850.229
Arizona10820.0190.1490.167
San Francisco10460.0240.2280.305
Las Vegas11020.0230.1670.330
Carolina9900.0220.1910.238
Dallas11100.0170.1320.164
N.Y. Giants9650.0210.1820.147
Tennessee10770.0240.1750.266
Minnesota10240.0260.2030.281
Denver10950.0250.1770.290
Washington11200.0190.1260.169
Pittsburgh11270.0270.2170.421
Cincinnati10380.0190.1540.204
Philadelphia10660.0350.2830.473
Green Bay11310.0190.1220.222
Houston9390.0140.1280.176
LA Chargers11260.0280.2080.319
Chicago10910.0160.1480.233
New England9790.0220.2260.212
LA Rams12090.0120.0840.127
Baltimore11300.0120.1040.160