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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 (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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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Dallas1370.0440.3720.474
Houston1330.0300.1730.436
Pittsburgh1110.0360.2970.459
N.Y. Jets1280.0390.4690.328
Atlanta1330.0380.3230.278
Cincinnati1220.0080.0820.213
Arizona1270.0160.0940.197
Detroit1400.0290.1790.421
Indianapolis1360.0070.0220.096
Washington1180.0420.2200.771
LA Chargers1400.0210.1290.143
N.Y. Giants1230.0490.4310.374
Green Bay1130.0620.6550.487
Las Vegas1440.0140.0280.285
Miami1220.0080.0570.131
Chicago1300.0230.2690.400
Jacksonville1180.0420.3640.729
Denver1330.0230.1350.414
Philadelphia1210.0170.1400.165
San Francisco1230.0330.1950.301
Tampa Bay1240.0240.1290.234
Seattle1050.0100.0950.095
Cleveland1120.0180.0450.268
Buffalo1430.0070.0700.105
New England1270.0240.2280.228
New Orleans1030.0190.1840.243
LA Rams1090.0090.0920.138
Carolina1350.0150.1260.222
Tennessee1460.0210.1100.219
Baltimore1350.0220.2000.111
Minnesota1350.0220.1780.111
Kansas City1100.0180.1270.091