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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 (312), Defensive Holding (172), Roughing the Passer (126), 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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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Kansas City22975133197198
Seattle238410085208279
Atlanta3412713282280334
Buffalo3011810175281352
N.Y. Jets256810053206299
Miami2910106322214339
Cleveland21677152181225
Detroit3216610073297330
Indianapolis27997274233306
Jacksonville18584121136194
Tampa Bay43161314083345620
New Orleans26899062218270
Arizona214124121161181
San Francisco25889094239319
Las Vegas25798132184364
Carolina22967010189236
Dallas196103031147182
N.Y. Giants20947021176142
Tennessee265910242189286
Minnesota271276151208288
Denver2737152103194318
Washington21739231141189
Pittsburgh301369253244474
Cincinnati20893021160212
Philadelphia37131310151302504
Green Bay226510141138251
Houston13922011120165
LA Chargers3110912080234359
Chicago18835232162254
New England22985053221208
LA Rams15465021102154
Baltimore14554031118181
Totals785271237248261486564259013