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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 occurring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (304), Defensive Holding (164), Roughing the Passer (154), Face Mask (15 Yards) (53), Illegal Use of Hands (52), Illegal Contact (27), and Tripping (2)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Dallas241058153207225
Houston231058063180285
Pittsburgh25958352204302
N.Y. Jets226105133215321
Atlanta298911171226313
Cincinnati24977111151234
Arizona215610062171277
Detroit248115020218287
Indianapolis267118073251378
Washington251087040208280
LA Chargers291367323233265
N.Y. Giants279512163216216
Green Bay2613210151206276
Las Vegas2976151115241454
Miami236710041160272
Chicago2810107155294352
Jacksonville25888152189281
Denver225710073192312
Philadelphia15852021135209
San Francisco246810062187265
Tampa Bay241174211169268
Seattle19964031160266
Carolina18584143180191
Tennessee24698162181310
Buffalo19765142181202
New England2911611163257305
Minnesota18547232131194
LA Rams21938152166208
Cleveland255107354212287
Kansas City3111810141240307
New Orleans197210091172204
Baltimore18882010139254
Totals756261218248281506662728800