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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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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Kansas City7240.0190.1780.173
Seattle7040.0260.2240.344
Atlanta7620.0330.2860.360
Buffalo6950.0290.2580.345
N.Y. Jets6410.0370.3040.484
Miami6630.0290.2380.383
Cleveland6750.0150.1480.160
Detroit6970.0330.3030.387
Indianapolis7220.0280.2440.317
Jacksonville6840.0230.1900.250
Tampa Bay7680.0390.3130.544
New Orleans7180.0210.1890.230
Arizona7450.0230.1840.162
San Francisco7100.0270.2450.308
Las Vegas7610.0220.1660.348
Carolina7330.0230.1960.262
Dallas7790.0180.1320.140
N.Y. Giants6940.0230.1960.164
Tennessee7070.0270.1680.287
Minnesota6630.0240.1720.259
Denver7610.0240.1660.286
Washington7090.0240.1710.217
Pittsburgh6590.0320.2780.534
Cincinnati7510.0200.1730.234
Philadelphia7260.0330.2740.471
Green Bay6970.0220.1160.281
Houston6350.0140.1230.219
LA Chargers7980.0260.2140.312
Chicago7080.0210.1860.304
New England6920.0200.2040.211
LA Rams7460.0110.0920.143
Baltimore6300.0110.1000.108