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 3.63 Roughing the Passer penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13324021225011
Atlanta13230011556014
Baltimore1411160038561023
Buffalo13686033571032
Carolina14446031115110
Chicago14340003345012
Cincinnati14336012794052
Cleveland138120053450022
Dallas13688033451113
Denver14455022345030
Detroit14227011337221
Green Bay14230111345021
Houston14231020689024
Indianapolis13224020338012
Jacksonville13460004685024
Kansas City1400000460022
LA Rams13554023549023
LA Chargers1322902000000
Miami141150109132054
Minnesota13342112335021
New England1446002200000
New Orleans13115001114010
N.Y. Giants1411510100000
N.Y. Jets14570041795052
Oakland13680124115010
Philadelphia143450037102034
Pittsburgh13559041340021
San Francisco13459004227020
Seattle14336021567032
Tampa Bay14333112339012
Tennessee14345012344112
Washington14557032345030
Totals217116157155462116157156254
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