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

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 3.5 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13324021225011
Atlanta13230011556014
Baltimore1311160038561023
Buffalo13686033571032
Carolina13446031115110
Chicago13340003345012
Cincinnati13336012679042
Cleveland138120053450022
Dallas13688033451113
Denver13340021345030
Detroit13227011337221
Green Bay13230111345021
Houston13231020689024
Indianapolis13224020338012
Jacksonville13460004685024
Kansas City1300000345012
LA Rams13554023549023
LA Chargers1322902000000
Miami131150109132054
Minnesota13342112335021
New England1334502100000
New Orleans13115001114010
N.Y. Giants1311510100000
N.Y. Jets13570041795052
Oakland13680124115010
Philadelphia13345003572032
Pittsburgh13559041340021
San Francisco13459004227020
Seattle13336021567032
Tampa Bay13333112339012
Tennessee13345012344112
Washington13327012345030
Totals208112151155260112151156052
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