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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 (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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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Dallas64101005165
Houston41210102358
Pittsburgh42110103351
N.Y. Jets51310106042
Atlanta53200004337
Cincinnati11000001026
Arizona20110001225
Detroit41210002559
Indianapolis1001000313
Washington51220102691
LA Chargers31110001820
N.Y. Giants60240315346
Green Bay74021107455
Las Vegas2002000441
Miami1001010716
Chicago30210113552
Jacksonville50050424386
Denver31020001855
Philadelphia20110101720
San Francisco42020002437
Tampa Bay32100001629
Seattle10100001010
Cleveland2020000530
Buffalo10100001015
New England31110002929
New Orleans21010101925
LA Rams11000001015
Carolina20200001730
Tennessee31110001632
Baltimore31200002715
Minnesota30210002415
Kansas City21010001410
Totals9930333421647761150