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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 (65), Defensive Pass Interference (55), Illegal Contact (22), Roughing the Passer (16), and Illegal Use of Hands (11)

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TeamOffensive PlaysTotalYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Cleveland2810.0210.1780.253
LA Chargers2640.0150.1250.087
Denver2470.0280.1340.514
Seattle2280.0310.3200.377
Las Vegas2560.0200.1410.359
Tennessee2200.0410.3050.295
Kansas City2560.0230.1520.152
Jacksonville2500.0240.2040.212
Baltimore2300.0260.2390.317
Houston2360.0340.2970.445
Detroit2680.0300.2460.157
Cincinnati2900.0140.1240.090
Pittsburgh2340.0130.0980.094
Carolina2140.0230.2150.178
Atlanta2360.0380.3690.551
New Orleans2440.0040.0410.172
N.Y. Giants2560.0230.1950.285
San Francisco1890.0260.2330.333
Buffalo2750.0110.1050.120
Philadelphia2850.0180.1680.193
Washington2870.0170.1640.108
Minnesota2530.0360.2850.375
Tampa Bay2450.0240.2290.204
Miami2270.0220.1630.282
Dallas2410.0250.1990.353
Arizona2920.0140.1130.171
Green Bay2590.0120.0850.081
Chicago2190.0180.1740.114
N.Y. Jets2880.0240.1840.122
New England2410.0040.0040.021
Indianapolis2700.0110.1040.056
LA Rams1740.0170.1720.086