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Illegal Use of Hands

Definition

Illegal use of the hands against a player while attempting to ward off a block, cover a receiver, or tackle a ball carrier. There are several restrictions on how a player may initiate contact, such as hands to the facemask of the other player involved in the blocking.

Outcome

10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense

2016 Stats

Penalty Log

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AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosRef CrewWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
DenverCarolina09/08/16C.HarrisCBGene Steratore1402:004215NoNoYesDefense
AtlantaTampa Bay09/11/16J.MatthewsTJeff Triplette1104:46370YesNoYesOffense
Tampa BayAtlanta09/11/16A.GlantonLBJeff Triplette1411:41457NoNoNoSpecial Teams
MinnesotaTennessee09/11/16A.SmithTWalt Coleman1206:182240YesNoNoOffense
LA RamsSan Francisco09/12/16C.WichmannGBill Vinovich1306:003810NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeDetroit09/18/16K.DoddOLBBrad Allen2209:35385NoNoNoDefense
TennesseeDetroit09/18/16K.DoddOLBBrad Allen2203:061105NoNoNoDefense
DetroitTennessee09/18/16B.CopelandLBBrad Allen2403:051100YesNoYesDefense
HoustonKansas City09/18/16X.Su'a-FiloGTony Corrente2403:523710NoNoYesOffense
MiamiNew England09/18/16X.HowardCBCraig Wrolstad2207:24355NoNoNoDefense
WashingtonDallas09/18/16J.NormanCBBill Vinovich2407:12295NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaTampa Bay09/18/16M.GoldenLBRon Torbert2200:161105NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BayArizona09/18/16D.DotsonTRon Torbert2307:5611010NoNoNoOffense
SeattleLA Rams09/18/16D.SheadDBJerome Boger2310:21270YesNoNoDefense
BuffaloArizona09/25/16R.IncognitoCWalt Anderson3215:0011010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaCarolina09/25/16J.KearseSAFJerome Boger3208:124410NoNoNoSpecial Teams
DetroitGreen Bay09/25/16N.LawsonCBCarl Cheffers3205:031105NoNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleBaltimore09/25/16D.FowlerDEGene Steratore3413:492115NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreJacksonville09/25/16J.SmithCBGene Steratore3411:11235NoNoNoDefense
Tampa BayLA Rams09/25/16D.SmithTEd Hochuli3207:4821010NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoDallas09/25/16C.LenoTCraig Wrolstad3108:163410NoNoNoOffense
MiamiCincinnati09/29/16N.SuhDTBill Vinovich4308:00290YesNoNoDefense
BuffaloNew England10/02/16C.GlennTPete Morelli4111:282100NoYesNoOffense
San FranciscoDallas10/02/16A.BrooksOLBTerry McAulay4406:10192NoNoYesDefense
Kansas CityPittsburgh10/02/16E.FisherTRon Torbert4309:582160YesNoNoOffense
MinnesotaN.Y. Giants10/03/16X.RhodesCBBrad Allen4105:442105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsMinnesota10/03/16B.HartGBrad Allen4104:44380YesNoNoOffense
San FranciscoArizona10/06/16A.TillerGCarl Cheffers5212:382110YesNoYesOffense
ClevelandNew England10/09/16D.SheltonDTBill Vinovich5409:512175NoNoYesDefense
IndianapolisChicago10/09/16J.HaegTJohn Hussey5203:142610NoNoYesOffense
MiamiTennessee10/09/16B.TurnerGCraig Wrolstad5103:29340YesNoYesOffense
TennesseeMiami10/09/16T.LewanTCraig Wrolstad5301:5212010NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsPittsburgh10/09/16J.JenkinsLBJohn Parry5208:55294NoNoNoDefense
DenverAtlanta10/09/16M.SchofieldTTerry McAulay5103:1431110NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaDenver10/09/16R.AlfordCBTerry McAulay5211:081100YesNoNoDefense
New EnglandCincinnati10/16/16L.RyanCBRon Torbert6100:38325NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsBaltimore10/16/16Z.DeOssieLSJeff Triplette6106:004810NoNoYesSpecial Teams
ClevelandTennessee10/16/16C.JohnsonLBCarl Cheffers6112:191105NoNoNoDefense
WashingtonPhiladelphia10/16/16B.BreelandCBJohn Parry6404:002105NoNoYesDefense
DallasGreen Bay10/16/16M.ClaiborneCBBrad Allen6108:062105NoNoNoDefense
Green BayDallas10/16/16D.JonesDEBrad Allen6412:501105NoNoYesDefense
IndianapolisHouston10/16/16V.DavisCBBill Vinovich6404:231100YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonDetroit10/23/16E.HoodDEWalt Coleman7302:48235NoNoNoDefense
DetroitWashington10/23/16S.CharlesDTWalt Coleman7410:07275NoNoYesDefense
BaltimoreN.Y. Jets10/23/16J.SmithCBWalt Anderson7103:012105NoNoNoDefense
PhiladelphiaMinnesota10/23/16N.CarrollCBJohn Hussey7204:56390YesNoYesDefense
MinnesotaPhiladelphia10/23/16L.JosephDTJohn Hussey7308:561100YesNoNoDefense
San FranciscoTampa Bay10/23/16S.DraughnRBPete Morelli7308:353120YesNoYesOffense
WashingtonCincinnati10/30/16J.NormanCBCarl Cheffers8208:161105NoNoNoDefense
WashingtonCincinnati10/30/16J.NormanCBCarl Cheffers8202:001105NoNoNoDefense
WashingtonCincinnati10/30/16J.NormanCBCarl Cheffers8312:46340YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonCincinnati10/30/16J.NormanCBCarl Cheffers8400:382105NoNoNoDefense
AtlantaGreen Bay10/30/16B.PooleDBWalt Anderson8409:45280YesNoYesDefense
New EnglandBuffalo10/30/16M.ButlerCBJohn Parry8405:29245NoNoNoDefense
SeattleNew Orleans10/30/16F.ClarkDEEd Hochuli8203:45325NoNoNoDefense
OaklandTampa Bay10/30/16D.LathamDTTerry McAulay8205:47460NoNoNoSpecial Teams
OaklandTampa Bay10/30/16V.AlexanderGTerry McAulay8302:12288NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaCarolina10/30/16D.HumphriesTWalt Coleman8413:1821910NoNoNoOffense
BaltimorePittsburgh11/06/16R.StanleyTJohn Hussey9110:583210NoNoYesOffense
PittsburghBaltimore11/06/16J.HargraveNTJohn Hussey9210:18265NoNoNoDefense
MiamiN.Y. Jets11/06/16J.JamesTWalt Coleman9200:431100NoYesYesOffense
MinnesotaDetroit11/06/16X.RhodesCBEd Hochuli9205:113105NoNoYesDefense
ClevelandBaltimore11/10/16T.Williams Sr.DBJerome Boger10410:342100YesNoNoDefense
HoustonJacksonville11/13/16C.ClarkTRon Torbert10209:533130NoYesNoOffense
DenverNew Orleans11/13/16S.RayLBBill Vinovich10305:351100YesNoNoDefense
LA RamsN.Y. Jets11/13/16M.BrockersDEEd Hochuli10203:331105NoNoNoDefense
N.Y. JetsLA Rams11/13/16B.IjalanaTEd Hochuli10200:262611NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. JetsLA Rams11/13/16D.RevisDBEd Hochuli10408:04260YesNoYesDefense
Tampa BayChicago11/13/16D.SmithTWalt Coleman10102:4211010NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeGreen Bay11/13/16P.CoxCBJeff Triplette10310:25450YesNoYesDefense
San DiegoMiami11/13/16K.DunlapTTerry McAulay10415:00270YesNoYesOffense
PittsburghDallas11/13/16M.GilbertTClete Blakeman10413:39390YesNoYesOffense
CincinnatiN.Y. Giants11/14/16A.JonesCBJohn Parry10102:391105NoNoNoDefense
CincinnatiN.Y. Giants11/14/16J.ShawCBJohn Parry10202:26225NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghCleveland11/20/16A.BurnsCBBrad Allen11101:033125NoNoNoDefense
PittsburghCleveland11/20/16L.TimmonsILBBrad Allen11407:283175NoNoNoDefense
IndianapolisTennessee11/20/16A.JonesDEWalt Anderson11303:071105NoNoYesDefense
TennesseeIndianapolis11/20/16P.CoxCBWalt Anderson11412:141100YesNoNoDefense
Kansas CityTampa Bay11/20/16P.GainesCBEd Hochuli11200:442105NoNoYesDefense
MinnesotaArizona11/20/16J.SirlesOLClete Blakeman11111:182210NoNoYesOffense
Green BayWashington11/20/16L.GunterCBJohn Hussey11103:03320YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonGreen Bay11/20/16B.BreelandCBJohn Hussey11213:56475NoNoYesDefense
PittsburghIndianapolis11/24/16L.GreenTEWalt Coleman12207:1331010NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCincinnati11/27/16A.McClellanOLBClete Blakeman12406:533225NoNoYesDefense
ChicagoTennessee11/27/16A.HicksDTEd Hochuli12202:00245NoNoYesDefense
HoustonSan Diego11/27/16A.BouyeCBJeff Triplette12103:44155NoNoYesDefense
HoustonSan Diego11/27/16A.BouyeCBJeff Triplette12209:55255NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BaySeattle11/27/16A.MarpetGBill Vinovich12300:4711510NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BaySeattle11/27/16D.DotsonTBill Vinovich12404:173810NoNoYesOffense
DallasMinnesota12/01/16O.ScandrickCBTony Corrente13204:59245NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityAtlanta12/04/16J.JenkinsDTWalt Coleman13101:22235NoNoNoDefense
Kansas CityAtlanta12/04/16C.JonesDTWalt Coleman13302:272175NoNoNoDefense
BaltimoreMiami12/04/16S.SmithWRCarl Cheffers13209:1721010NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleDenver12/04/16A.CannGCraig Wrolstad13201:153710NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansDetroit12/04/16P.KrugerDEClete Blakeman13404:41295NoNoYesDefense
ArizonaWashington12/04/16P.PetersonCBWalt Anderson13401:222105NoNoYesDefense
Tampa BaySan Diego12/04/16D.DotsonTJohn Hussey13204:343810NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoTampa Bay12/04/16K.DunlapTJohn Hussey13306:552610NoNoYesOffense
OaklandKansas City12/08/16B.IrvinLBTerry McAulay14208:39230YesNoNoDefense
DetroitChicago12/11/16G.GlasgowGJeff Triplette14207:5511010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaJacksonville12/11/16X.RhodesCBJohn Hussey14306:45370YesNoNoDefense
San FranciscoN.Y. Jets12/11/16T.BrockCBCraig Wrolstad14302:253110YesNoYesDefense
N.Y. JetsMiami12/17/16B.IjalanaTPete Morelli15102:4111010NoNoYesOffense
Green BayChicago12/18/16L.TaylorGRon Torbert15308:3511010NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaIndianapolis12/18/16D.HunterDEJerome Boger15201:022105NoNoYesDefense
N.Y. GiantsDetroit12/18/16B.HartGTony Corrente15206:0831210NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoAtlanta12/18/16R.RobinsonCBGene Steratore15302:121105NoNoNoDefense
CarolinaWashington12/19/16T.TurnerGWalt Coleman15200:5311010NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonCarolina12/19/16M.MosesTWalt Coleman15404:053610NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonChicago12/24/16J.NormanCBBrad Allen16107:352100YesNoNoDefense
WashingtonChicago12/24/16M.FosterILBBrad Allen16201:001105NoNoNoDefense
ChicagoWashington12/24/16D.HallCBBrad Allen16306:00350YesNoYesDefense
ChicagoWashington12/24/16D.HallCBBrad Allen16304:27324NoNoYesDefense
San DiegoCleveland12/24/16M.IngramDEWalt Coleman16201:51245NoNoNoDefense
MinnesotaGreen Bay12/24/16L.JosephDTJeff Triplette16303:483100YesNoNoDefense
JacksonvilleTennessee12/24/16J.ParnellTPete Morelli16303:343310NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets12/24/16M.ButlerCBGene Steratore16202:001105NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets12/24/16D.AndrewsCGene Steratore16313:2911010NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoLA Rams12/24/16R.RobinsonCBWalt Anderson16107:333110YesNoNoDefense
CincinnatiHouston12/24/16A.JonesCBCarl Cheffers16312:391205NoNoNoDefense
MiamiNew England01/01/17X.HowardCBJohn Parry17102:26260YesNoYesDefense
DallasPhiladelphia01/01/17E.ClearyTWalt Coleman17204:363120YesNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsWashington01/01/17M.NewhouseGGene Steratore17203:483810NoNoNoOffense
OaklandDenver01/01/17D.LathamDTBrad Allen17114:191105NoNoNoDefense
San DiegoKansas City01/01/17Tr.WilliamsCBWalt Anderson17109:28360YesNoYesDefense
SeattleDetroit01/07/17D.SheadDBBrad Allen18307:431105NoNoYesDefense
New EnglandHouston01/14/17V.ValentineDTPete Morelli19303:201105NoNoYesDefense
DallasGreen Bay01/15/17M.ClaiborneCBTony Corrente19210:33365NoNoYesDefense
Totals2.452.228.8661134364