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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 (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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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Dallas12220.0200.1690.184
Houston10100.0230.1780.282
Pittsburgh11780.0210.1730.256
N.Y. Jets10350.0210.2080.310
Atlanta10060.0290.2250.311
Cincinnati11060.0220.1370.212
Arizona11780.0180.1450.235
Detroit10520.0230.2070.273
Indianapolis10520.0250.2390.359
Washington10700.0230.1940.262
LA Chargers11270.0260.2070.235
N.Y. Giants10490.0260.2060.206
Green Bay10720.0230.1830.253
Las Vegas11510.0250.2090.394
Miami10950.0210.1460.248
Chicago10750.0260.2730.327
Jacksonville10260.0240.1840.274
Denver10360.0210.1850.301
Philadelphia11360.0130.1190.184
San Francisco11090.0220.1690.239
Tampa Bay12120.0190.1310.208
Seattle9530.0200.1680.279
Carolina11040.0160.1630.173
Tennessee11320.0210.1600.274
Buffalo11950.0160.1510.169
New England11130.0260.2310.274
Minnesota10820.0170.1210.179
LA Rams11130.0180.1480.173
Cleveland10530.0240.2010.273
Kansas City11980.0240.1830.248
New Orleans10500.0180.1640.194
Baltimore11840.0150.1170.215