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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 occurring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (214), Defensive Holding (110), Roughing the Passer (104), Face Mask (15 Yards) (39), Illegal Use of Hands (34), Illegal Contact (21), and Tripping (2)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay221264010195312
Jacksonville1242603080123
Buffalo23768272188210
Carolina181044030163216
Philadelphia19856010132165
Minnesota211055142191254
Tennessee257108061219330
San Francisco225710072200363
Seattle164110150105147
LA Chargers20864233155219
Washington15346242118206
Denver1013604275114
New Orleans15653131125121
Baltimore14435212100155
N.Y. Giants101360306491
New England13553021135196
Cincinnati13166022102138
Cleveland24796232203341
Dallas17638072141199
Atlanta15735021118195
Detroit18908121153222
Houston12164132113115
Indianapolis13553031113197
Kansas City17556143136143
N.Y. Jets19828143151185
Las Vegas186102021159209
Green Bay17467051137249
Chicago14716030109189
Arizona13742010101161
LA Rams12363021107171
Miami16655011135147
Pittsburgh114610008883
Totals524181152174171013943116166