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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.

"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 (46), Illegal Contact (19), Roughing the Passer (11), and Illegal Use of Hands (7)

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TeamDefensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
N.Y. Jets1840.0160.1850.239
Kansas City2060.0100.0630.063
Seattle1880.0480.3670.702
Denver1600.0440.4130.381
LA Chargers1850.0110.0220.032
N.Y. Giants1750.0460.3310.240
Arizona1730.0230.2080.428
Washington1910.0310.2980.435
Indianapolis1940.0310.2780.428
Philadelphia1990.0200.1760.131
Pittsburgh2310.0170.1560.113
Cincinnati2560.0270.1910.238
Cleveland1710.0180.1520.152
Carolina2080.0240.1830.346
New Orleans1950.0260.2670.303
Tampa Bay1910.0050.0520.220
Miami2610.0150.1000.092
LA Rams1950.0100.1180.287
San Francisco1730.0230.2310.231
Houston2170.0230.1060.346
Tennessee1880.0270.1700.340
Detroit2110.0240.1940.185
Green Bay1610.0190.1860.155
Jacksonville1760.0170.1990.119
Buffalo1580.0320.2590.285
Baltimore2110.0140.1090.071
Chicago1890.0210.1480.106
Minnesota2050.0240.2050.122
Dallas1960.0100.0870.051
Atlanta1880.0050.0530.027
Las Vegas1980.0150.1160.066