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

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Cleveland61320005071
LA Chargers43010003323
Denver704300033127
Seattle74120217386
Las Vegas51111013692
Tennessee92430106765
Kansas City62310003939
Jacksonville63300005153
Baltimore64200005573
Houston834101070105
Detroit84210116642
Cincinnati41120113626
Pittsburgh31110002322
Carolina53110114638
Atlanta961202187130
New Orleans11000001042
N.Y. Giants62220115073
San Francisco52030214463
Buffalo32010002933
Philadelphia51310114855
Washington51220224731
Minnesota94140217295
Tampa Bay63210105650
Miami51040223764
Dallas61320104885
Arizona42011103350
Green Bay30120202221
Chicago41210103825
N.Y. Jets72140205335
New England100010015
Indianapolis31020212815
LA Rams32010113015
Totals1696448523301614111749