Illegal Contact

Definition

Making significant contact with a receiver after the receiver has advanced five yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Exceptions: The illegal contact is called only if the quarterback is still in pocket and the ball is still in his hands.

Outcome

5 yards, automatic first down

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.19 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1615201316021
Atlanta161500100000
Baltimore1731511215010
Buffalo1731510300000
Carolina161510100000
Chicago161501014101
Cincinnati1600000210111
Cleveland1615110315021
Dallas1600000315521
Denver160000015001
Detroit1621011100000
Green Bay180030015101
Houston1821001115010
Indianapolis161500115210
Jacksonville161510115101
Kansas City1815001210220
LA Rams16316021210020
LA Chargers161500115010
Miami161510115010
Minnesota1821000200000
New England1715101210111
New Orleans171510115001
N.Y. Giants1615301420140
N.Y. Jets1621011100100
Oakland1621001115010
Philadelphia1700000210120
Pittsburgh1600000210002
San Francisco180010000000
Seattle181511015410
Tampa Bay161510100100
Tennessee1931511215010
Washington161401000000
Totals2663819022122638190222612
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