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

2020 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.28 Illegal Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20000000000
Atlanta20000000000
Baltimore21510100000
Buffalo21500100000
Carolina20000000000
Chicago20000000000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland20000000000
Dallas20000000000
Denver20000000000
Detroit20000000000
Green Bay21500100000
Houston21500115110
Indianapolis215010315030
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City20000015010
Las Vegas10000000000
LA Rams20000000000
LA Chargers20000000000
Miami20000015010
Minnesota2315003210011
New England10000000000
New Orleans10000000000
N.Y. Giants20000015010
N.Y. Jets20000000000
Philadelphia20000000000
Pittsburgh21500100000
San Francisco20000000000
Seattle10000000000
Tampa Bay20000000000
Tennessee20000000000
Washington20000000000
Totals30945118945181
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