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

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.22 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona30000000000
Atlanta30000015201
Baltimore31500100100
Buffalo31500100100
Carolina30000000000
Chicago222011100000
Cincinnati30000000000
Cleveland30010000100
Dallas30000000000
Denver300000110110
Detroit30000000000
Green Bay300000110001
Houston30000000100
Indianapolis30000000000
Jacksonville30000000000
Kansas City30000015010
LA Rams30000000000
LA Chargers30010000000
Miami30010000000
Minnesota31521000000
New England30000015010
New Orleans31400100000
N.Y. Giants30000000100
N.Y. Jets31520115010
Oakland30000000000
Philadelphia30000000000
Pittsburgh30020000000
San Francisco30000000200
Seattle30000014110
Tampa Bay30020000000
Tennessee30000000100
Washington20000000000
Totals4774412257441252
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