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Roughing the Kicker

Definition

A defender, having missed an attempt to block a kick, tackles the kicker or otherwise runs into the kicker in a way that might injure the kicker or his vulnerable extended kicking leg. This protection is also extended to the holder of a place kick.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2021 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.16 Roughing the Kicker penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona611501000000
Atlanta50000000000
Baltimore60000000000
Buffalo50000000000
Carolina60000000000
Chicago60000000000
Cincinnati60000000000
Cleveland60000000000
Dallas611500100000
Denver60000000000
Detroit60000000000
Green Bay60000000000
Houston60000000000
Indianapolis611500100000
Jacksonville60000000000
Kansas City60000000000
Las Vegas60000000000
LA Rams60000000000
LA Chargers600000115010
Miami60000000000
Minnesota600000115001
New England60000000000
New Orleans511500100000
N.Y. Giants60000000000
N.Y. Jets50000000000
Philadelphia60000000000
Pittsburgh60000000000
San Francisco50000000000
Seattle600000115010
Tampa Bay60000000000
Tennessee5115001115010
Washington600000115010
Totals93575014575041