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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 (201), Defensive Holding (101), Roughing the Passer (96), Face Mask (15 Yards) (38), Illegal Use of Hands (33), Illegal Contact (21), and Tripping (2)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay211164010185288
Jacksonville1142503078118
Buffalo23768272188210
Carolina171034030155201
Philadelphia18855010127161
Minnesota201054132183249
Tennessee23698061202310
San Francisco21579062192341
Seattle1331814081116
LA Chargers17744233126194
Washington14345242113187
Denver802604260104
New Orleans13552120105103
Baltimore1242420188126
N.Y. Giants101360306491
New England12543021129181
Cincinnati13166022102138
Cleveland22686232184321
Dallas17638072141199
Atlanta15735021118195
Detroit18908121153222
Houston11154132108100
Indianapolis1035202185146
Kansas City17556143136143
N.Y. Jets17727132131170
Las Vegas186102021159209
Green Bay17467051137249
Chicago14716030109189
Arizona13742010101161
LA Rams1126302197156
Miami16655011135147
Pittsburgh104510008179
Totals49217014216317943640535804