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 0.59 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1015201210020
Atlanta91500100000
Baltimore91511000000
Buffalo90000000000
Carolina90000000000
Chicago91501014001
Cincinnati90000015101
Cleveland1015110210011
Dallas90000000300
Denver90000015001
Detroit91500100000
Green Bay100020015001
Houston90000015010
Indianapolis91500100000
Jacksonville90010000100
Kansas City100000015210
LA Rams921001115010
LA Chargers101500100000
Miami90000015010
Minnesota1021000200000
New England90000000100
New Orleans91510115001
N.Y. Giants1000300315030
N.Y. Jets91510100000
Oakland921001100000
Philadelphia90000015010
Pittsburgh100000015001
San Francisco90000000000
Seattle101501015310
Tampa Bay91500100100
Tennessee100000000000
Washington91401000000
Totals149199412712199412127
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