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 0.47 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona600200210020
Atlanta61500100000
Baltimore61501000000
Buffalo50000000000
Carolina60000000000
Chicago51501014001
Cincinnati60000015101
Cleveland600100210011
Dallas60000000300
Denver60000015001
Detroit41500100000
Green Bay50010015001
Houston60000000000
Indianapolis51500100000
Jacksonville60010000100
Kansas City60000015110
LA Rams621001115010
LA Chargers61500100000
Miami50000015010
Minnesota621000200000
New England60000000100
New Orleans61510115001
N.Y. Giants600300210020
N.Y. Jets51510100000
Oakland51501000000
Philadelphia60000015010
Pittsburgh60000000000
San Francisco50000000000
Seattle61501000200
Tampa Bay60000000100
Tennessee60000000000
Washington61401000000
Totals911574106915741096
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