Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact

Definition

It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent. The rule applies to all players on the field at all times, and contact does not have to be to an opponent's head or neck area; lowering the head and initiating contact to an opponent's torso, hips or lower body is also a penalty.

Outcome

15 yards. If committed on defense; automatic first down. The player may be disqualified.

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team - Per Game

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona70.000.000.000.000.000.142.140.000.140.00
Atlanta70.293.290.000.000.290.000.000.000.000.00
Baltimore70.000.000.000.000.000.142.140.000.000.14
Buffalo60.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Carolina60.172.500.000.000.170.000.000.170.000.00
Chicago60.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati70.142.140.000.000.140.142.140.000.140.00
Cleveland60.172.500.000.000.170.000.000.000.000.00
Dallas60.000.000.170.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Denver70.000.000.000.000.000.142.000.000.000.14
Detroit60.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Green Bay70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Houston70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Indianapolis60.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Jacksonville70.142.140.000.000.140.294.290.000.290.00
Kansas City70.294.290.000.000.290.000.000.000.000.00
LA Rams70.000.000.140.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
LA Chargers70.000.000.000.000.000.142.140.000.000.14
Miami60.335.000.000.330.000.172.500.000.170.00
Minnesota70.000.000.000.000.000.293.290.000.290.00
New England60.172.500.000.000.170.000.000.000.000.00
New Orleans70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
N.Y. Giants70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.140.000.00
N.Y. Jets50.000.000.000.000.000.203.000.000.200.00
Oakland60.172.330.000.170.000.000.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia60.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh60.000.000.000.000.000.172.500.000.170.00
San Francisco60.000.000.000.000.000.172.500.000.000.17
Seattle70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Tampa Bay60.172.500.000.170.000.000.000.000.000.00
Tennessee70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Washington70.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average1040.060.900.010.020.040.060.900.010.020.04
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