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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 Holding (47), Defensive Pass Interference (45), Illegal Contact (18), Roughing the Passer (10), and Illegal Use of Hands (7)

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TeamGamesTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Cleveland32.0000.3331.0000.6670.0000.0000.00016.66723.667
LA Chargers30.6670.3330.0000.3330.0000.0000.0004.3334.333
Denver32.3330.0001.3331.0000.0000.0000.00011.00042.333
Seattle32.0001.0000.3330.6670.0000.6670.33321.00025.667
Las Vegas31.6670.3330.3330.3330.3330.0000.33312.00030.667
Tennessee31.6670.0000.6671.0000.0000.3330.00010.66711.667
Kansas City31.6670.3331.0000.3330.0000.0000.00012.33312.667
Jacksonville31.6671.0000.6670.0000.0000.0000.00015.66716.000
Baltimore31.3331.0000.3330.0000.0000.0000.00011.66717.000
Houston32.0000.3331.3330.3330.0000.3330.00016.66728.000
Detroit31.6670.6670.6670.3330.0000.3330.33315.33310.333
Cincinnati31.3330.3330.3330.6670.0000.3330.33312.0008.667
Pittsburgh30.6670.3330.0000.3330.0000.0000.0004.3332.333
Carolina31.6671.0000.3330.3330.0000.3330.33315.33312.667
Atlanta32.6671.6670.3330.6670.0000.6670.33325.66742.333
New Orleans30.3330.3330.0000.0000.0000.0000.0003.33314.000
N.Y. Giants31.3330.0000.6670.6670.0000.3330.33310.0009.333
San Francisco31.6670.6670.0001.0000.0000.6670.33314.66721.000
Buffalo30.6670.3330.0000.3330.0000.0000.0004.6676.000
Philadelphia31.3330.3330.6670.3330.0000.3330.33312.00016.667
Washington31.3330.3330.3330.6670.0000.6670.66713.3338.667
Minnesota31.6671.0000.3330.3330.0000.0000.00013.66713.000
Tampa Bay31.6670.6670.6670.3330.0000.3330.00015.33311.667
Miami30.6670.0000.0000.6670.0000.3330.3334.3336.667
N.Y. Jets31.6670.6670.0001.0000.0000.6670.00014.3338.333
New England30.3330.0000.0000.0000.3330.0000.0000.3331.667
Green Bay30.6670.0000.3330.3330.0000.3330.0005.3333.333
Dallas30.6670.0000.3330.3330.0000.0000.0002.0003.333
Indianapolis30.6670.3330.0000.3330.0000.3330.3336.6673.333
Chicago30.6670.0000.3330.3330.0000.3330.0006.6673.000
LA Rams31.0000.6670.0000.3330.0000.3330.33310.0005.000
Arizona31.0000.3330.0000.3330.3330.3330.0007.6674.333