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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 (40), Roughing the Passer (19), Defensive Holding (17), Face Mask (15 Yards) (11), Illegal Use of Hands (9), and Illegal Contact (3)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay64200005969
Jacksonville42110003056
Buffalo42020203452
Carolina32010102928
Philadelphia63120003836
Minnesota11000001026
Tennessee30210002235
San Francisco51220103564
Seattle41120001945
LA Chargers41111001769
Washington50230214737
Denver50050312967
New Orleans51211103646
Baltimore41030001851
N.Y. Giants30120101441
New England30300004129
Cincinnati50320114652
Cleveland2011010742
Dallas32100002323
Atlanta2110000624
Detroit65010007569
Kansas City31200001825
LA Rams10100001315
Miami31110003129
Houston30120212945
Green Bay20110101625
Chicago11000001015
N.Y. Jets1010000815
Las Vegas20200001620
Totals9930333421647761150