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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 (304), Defensive Holding (164), 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
Dallas181.3330.5560.2780.4440.0560.2780.16711.50012.500
Houston171.3530.5880.2940.4710.0000.3530.17610.58816.765
Pittsburgh181.3890.5000.2780.4440.1670.2780.11111.33316.778
N.Y. Jets171.2940.3530.5880.2940.0590.1760.17612.64718.882
Atlanta171.7060.4710.5290.6470.0590.4120.05913.29418.412
Cincinnati191.2630.4740.3680.3680.0530.0530.0537.94712.316
Arizona181.1670.2780.3330.5560.0000.3330.1119.50015.389
Detroit171.4120.4710.6470.2940.0000.1180.00012.82416.882
Indianapolis171.5290.4120.6470.4710.0000.4120.17614.76522.235
Washington171.4710.5880.4710.4120.0000.2350.00012.23516.471
LA Chargers171.7060.7650.3530.4120.1760.1180.17613.70615.588
N.Y. Giants171.5880.5290.2940.7060.0590.3530.17612.70612.706
Green Bay181.4440.7220.1110.5560.0560.2780.05611.44415.333
Las Vegas181.6110.3890.3330.8330.0560.6110.27813.38925.222
Miami171.3530.3530.4120.5880.0000.2350.0599.41216.000
Chicago171.6470.5880.5880.4120.0590.2940.29417.29420.706
Jacksonville171.4710.4710.4710.4710.0590.2940.11811.11816.529
Denver171.2940.2940.4120.5880.0000.4120.17611.29418.353
Philadelphia180.8330.4440.2780.1110.0000.1110.0567.50011.611
San Francisco191.2630.3160.4210.5260.0000.3160.1059.84213.947
Tampa Bay191.2630.5790.3680.2110.1050.0530.0538.89514.105
Seattle171.1180.5290.3530.2350.0000.1760.0599.41215.647
Carolina171.0590.2940.4710.2350.0590.2350.17610.58811.235
Tennessee181.3330.3330.5000.4440.0560.3330.11110.05617.222
Buffalo191.0000.3680.3160.2630.0530.2110.1059.52610.632
New England181.6110.6110.3330.6110.0560.3330.16714.27816.944
Minnesota171.0590.2940.2350.4120.1180.1760.1187.70611.412
LA Rams191.1050.4740.1580.4210.0530.2630.1058.73710.947
Cleveland171.4710.2940.5880.4120.1760.2940.23512.47116.882
Kansas City191.6320.5790.4210.5260.0530.2110.05312.63216.158
New Orleans171.1180.4120.1180.5880.0000.5290.05910.11812.000
Baltimore171.0590.4710.4710.1180.0000.0590.0008.17614.941