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 0.84 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1315201210020
Atlanta131500100000
Baltimore1421011100000
Buffalo1321010200000
Carolina130000000000
Chicago131501014101
Cincinnati130000015101
Cleveland1315110210011
Dallas1300000315521
Denver130000015001
Detroit1321011100000
Green Bay130030015101
Houston131501015010
Indianapolis131500100200
Jacksonville130010015101
Kansas City131500115210
LA Rams13210011210020
LA Chargers131500115010
Miami130010015010
Minnesota1321000200000
New England130010015101
New Orleans131510115001
N.Y. Giants1315301315130
N.Y. Jets141510100100
Oakland1321001100000
Philadelphia1300000210120
Pittsburgh130000015001
San Francisco130010000000
Seattle131511015310
Tampa Bay131510100100
Tennessee131511000000
Washington131401000000
Totals2092713421101727134211710
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