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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 (302), Defensive Holding (161), Roughing the Passer (154), Face Mask (15 Yards) (53), Illegal Use of Hands (52), Illegal Contact (27), and Tripping (2)

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TeamGamesTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay181.5560.8890.3330.2780.0560.1110.05613.55619.222
Jacksonville171.0000.3530.2350.4120.0000.1760.0006.82410.941
Buffalo181.8330.4440.5560.6670.1670.5560.16714.94418.333
Carolina171.2940.7060.3530.2350.0000.1760.00012.11815.647
Philadelphia181.3890.5560.3890.4440.0000.1110.05610.66712.778
Minnesota171.6470.8240.3530.3530.1180.2940.11814.82419.000
Tennessee171.7650.4120.8240.5290.0000.3530.05914.35323.412
San Francisco181.9440.6110.5560.7780.0000.5000.22217.00029.333
Seattle171.5290.4120.2350.8240.0590.4710.17611.76514.824
LA Chargers172.0000.8820.5290.4120.1180.2940.23516.17624.000
Washington171.2350.2940.2940.5290.1180.2940.1189.47116.529
Denver171.0000.2350.2350.5290.0000.2940.1187.47111.353
New Orleans171.2940.3530.4710.3530.1180.2940.17610.82411.000
Baltimore171.3530.4710.3530.4120.1180.1180.1769.88214.000
N.Y. Giants170.8240.1760.2940.3530.0000.1760.0005.9417.706
New England180.9440.3890.3330.2220.0000.1670.0569.11114.167
Cincinnati181.0560.1670.3890.4440.0560.2220.2228.77812.167
Cleveland171.5290.4120.5290.4710.1180.1760.11812.52923.706
Dallas181.3890.5000.2780.6110.0000.5000.16711.72214.833
Atlanta171.2940.4710.2940.4710.0590.2940.05910.29415.353
Detroit171.2940.5880.0000.6470.0590.2350.11811.00015.353
Houston171.2940.4710.4710.2940.0590.2350.17612.00015.294
Indianapolis170.8820.2940.2940.2940.0000.2350.0597.11813.059
Kansas City181.4440.3330.3330.6110.1670.3330.27812.00013.500
N.Y. Jets171.7060.6470.4120.5880.0590.3530.29413.82418.706
Las Vegas181.7220.3890.8330.4440.0560.3330.16715.50019.167
Green Bay171.2350.4120.4120.4120.0000.2940.05910.35317.059
Chicago171.0590.5290.0590.4120.0590.2350.0598.47112.882
Arizona181.5000.5560.5560.3890.0000.3330.05612.22216.167
LA Rams180.8890.2220.3890.2780.0000.1670.0567.27810.944
Miami171.3530.5880.3530.4120.0000.1760.05912.11812.941
Pittsburgh180.9440.2780.5000.1110.0560.0560.0568.05610.278