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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 occuring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (57), Defensive Holding (24), Roughing the Passer (23), Face Mask (15 Yards) (11), Illegal Use of Hands (9), and Illegal Contact (8)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay1460.0410.4040.473
Jacksonville2060.0190.1460.272
Buffalo1750.0340.3030.354
Carolina1520.0330.2890.375
Philadelphia1320.0450.2880.273
Minnesota1280.0080.0780.203
Tennessee1760.0400.3640.335
San Francisco1390.0360.2520.460
Seattle1540.0260.1230.292
LA Chargers1850.0380.2540.454
Washington2190.0270.2510.205
Denver1090.0460.2660.615
New Orleans1950.0310.2360.287
Baltimore1890.0320.2170.444
N.Y. Giants1940.0260.1190.247
New England1820.0160.2250.159
Cincinnati2130.0380.3150.427
Cleveland1610.0250.2240.590
Dallas1260.0240.1830.183
Atlanta1900.0210.0840.195
Detroit1730.0350.4340.399
Houston1950.0260.2560.287
Indianapolis1770.0110.0450.232
Kansas City1840.0270.1740.239
LA Rams1340.0070.0970.112
Miami1340.0220.2310.216
Green Bay1160.0170.1380.216
Chicago1820.0160.1430.192
N.Y. Jets1190.0080.0670.126
Las Vegas1230.0160.1300.163
Pittsburgh1850.0050.0160.081