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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 occuring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (21), Roughing the Passer (10), Defensive Holding (7), Face Mask (15 Yards) (6), and Illegal Use of Hands (6)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay54100005061
Jacksonville21100001616
Buffalo32010102736
Carolina21010101913
Philadelphia43100003429
Minnesota11000001026
Tennessee20110001225
San Francisco31110001844
Seattle1001000313
LA Chargers31110001665
Washington100100052
Denver20020101111
New Orleans31011101916
Baltimore2002000441
Detroit22000002030
Kansas City1010000115
LA Rams10100001315
Houston20020212530
N.Y. Giants1001000415
Miami21010002114
Green Bay1001010910
Chicago11000001015
Dallas1100000105
Cincinnati30210002415
Las Vegas1010000105
Totals50201118171391567