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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.

"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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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay12240.0240.2000.296
Jacksonville10670.0160.1090.174
Buffalo11470.0310.2530.296
Carolina10280.0210.2000.259
Philadelphia11480.0220.1670.200
Minnesota11520.0240.2190.280
Tennessee11030.0270.2210.361
San Francisco11530.0310.2740.462
Seattle12000.0220.1670.210
LA Chargers11020.0310.2500.370
Washington10650.0200.1510.264
Denver10390.0160.1220.186
New Orleans10640.0210.1730.176
Baltimore10320.0220.1630.231
N.Y. Giants11370.0120.0890.115
New England10910.0160.1500.234
Cincinnati11980.0160.1320.183
Cleveland10540.0250.2020.382
Dallas11440.0220.1840.233
Atlanta11120.0200.1570.235
Detroit10920.0200.1710.239
Houston11000.0200.1850.236
Indianapolis10490.0140.1150.212
Kansas City11870.0220.1820.205
N.Y. Jets11420.0250.2060.278
Las Vegas11620.0270.2400.297
Green Bay10880.0190.1620.267
Chicago10080.0180.1430.217
Arizona10830.0250.2030.269
LA Rams12410.0140.1140.172
Miami10810.0210.1910.204
Pittsburgh11800.0140.1230.157