Roughing the Passer

Definition

A defender continues an effort to tackle or "hit" a passer after the passer has already thrown a pass. A defender is allowed to take one step after the ball is thrown; a defender is penalized if he hits the passer having taken two or more steps after the ball leaves the passer's hand.

Outcome

15 yards and an automatic first down

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.69 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16438022673033
Atlanta16460022575032
Baltimore17460004230011
Buffalo16219002460031
Carolina16115010345130
Chicago17552023888108
Cincinnati16460013230020
Cleveland16449013342012
Dallas18568032336021
Denver16226002335012
Detroit16223111451022
Green Bay16682051115010
Houston17331003229002
Indianapolis18230002345021
Jacksonville16230011339003
Kansas City18333030341130
LA Rams19688033220111
LA Chargers18449131453013
Miami16228020230120
Minnesota16460022547023
New England19338121441022
New Orleans18673042115001
N.Y. Giants1668113315010
N.Y. Jets16556123345030
Oakland16345121230020
Philadelphia1855703210128064
Pittsburgh16457022449004
San Francisco164580318109017
Seattle17675042573123
Tampa Bay163450309122036
Tennessee1611501000000
Washington16343021343021
Totals267118154466355118154465563
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