The Bleergh Report – Week 14

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh (the God of Penalties), here’s the week fourteens’s best and worst penalties. Here’s a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I may or may not try to find the tape for these, nor am I making any judgement call on the individual penalties.  I’m sure that there are plays that should have been called and were not, and other plays where the penalty wasn’t needed, depending on your fandom.  This is mainly me looking a some numbers and publishing my findings, so let me know if there’s something you would like to see added or removed to the list.

Here are the bestest (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week:

Team Penalty Result
PHI OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
TEN OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
DEN ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST TD nullified
CAR OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
MIA DEFENSIVE HOLDING Pick-six reversed
CIN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE Pickerception reversed

 

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.  This new features a double penalty (offsetting) on a scoring play.

Offence Defence Description
BUF BAL (7:16) 17-J.ALLEN PASS INCOMPLETE SHORT RIGHT [36-C.CLARK]. THROWN AWAY; PRESSURE ON QB: L.FORT. PENALTY ON BUF, ILLEGAL SHIFT, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT BAL 3 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON BAL-44-M.HUMPHREY, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
BAL BUF (:23) (SHOTGUN) 8-L.JACKSON LEFT TACKLE PUSHED OB AT BUF 13 FOR 8 YARDS (23-M.HYDE). PENALTY ON BUF-98-S.LOTULELEI, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT BUF 13. PENALTY ON BUF-55-J.HUGHES, UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, 4 YARDS, ENFORCED BETWEEN DOWNS.
MIN DET (15:00) (SHOTGUN) 8-K.COUSINS PASS SHORT LEFT TO 81-O.JOHNSON TO MIN 42 FOR 8 YARDS (51-J.TAVAI). PENALTY ON DET-52-C.JONES, LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT MIN 34 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON MIN-75-B.O’NEILL, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.

Here are the worst (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week.

Team Penalty Result
SEA NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 4 yards
TEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 1 yard
ARI FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 1 yard
HOU DEFENSIVE HOLDING 4 yards
BAL NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 1 yard
BAL UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 2 yards
ATL ILLEGAL BAT 4 yards
CAR DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 4 yards
SF UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 1 yard
NYG OFFENSIVE HOLDING 4 yards

Here are the Best (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week.  Crabby Winston with an Intentional grounding breaking up the DPI dominance

Team Penalty Result
NYJ DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 38 yards
TB INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 16 yards
BAL DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 26 yards
ATL DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 34 yards
TB DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 45 yards
ARI DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 24 yards
KC DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 31 yards

And here’s the total number of penalties per team this weekend.

Team Penalties against Penalties declined Penalty yards Ave yards per penalty YTD penalties YTD penalty yards YTD Ave yards per penalty Challenges Challenges Reversed
ARIZONA 7 0 75 10.71 112 783 6.99 0 0
ATLANTA 7 1 58 9.67 104 711 6.84 1 0
BALTIMORE 10 1 99 11.00 103 731 7.10 0 0
BUFFALO 6 1 45 9.00 111 752 6.77 0 0
CAROLINA 7 0 44 6.29 93 623 6.70 1 1
CHICAGO 4 0 30 7.50 106 717 6.76 0 0
CINCINNATI 9 1 99 12.38 84 619 7.37 2 1
CLEVELAND 7 1 30 5.00 126 868 6.89 1 0
DALLAS 6 0 52 8.67 103 856 8.31 1 1
DENVER 7 0 50 7.14 107 729 6.81 0 0
DETROIT 5 0 28 5.60 122 788 6.46 0 0
GREEN BAY 5 0 34 6.80 93 599 6.44 0 0
HOUSTON 9 0 44 4.89 113 770 6.81 0 0
INDIANAPOLIS 4 1 35 11.67 86 575 6.69 0 0
JACKSONVILLE 10 0 101 10.10 131 995 7.60 0 0
KANSAS CITY 13 5 99 12.38 107 812 7.59 0 0
LOS ANGELES RAMS 4 1 20 6.67 109 702 6.44 0 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 6 0 65 10.83 101 729 7.22 0 0
MIAMI 7 2 48 9.60 97 617 6.36 0 0
MINNESOTA 9 1 55 6.88 105 753 7.17 1 1
NEW ENGLAND 5 0 25 5.00 89 714 8.02 2 1
NEW ORLEANS 6 1 50 10.00 121 851 7.03 0 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 8 1 54 7.71 91 646 7.10 0 0
NEW YORK JETS 5 0 88 17.60 114 968 8.49 0 0
OAKLAND 5 2 20 6.67 118 858 7.27 0 0
PHILADELPHIA 4 0 30 7.50 92 642 6.98 1 0
PITTSBURGH 4 0 20 5.00 106 767 7.24 0 0
SAN FRANCISCO 10 0 67 6.70 93 779 8.38 0 0
SEATTLE 8 0 64 8.00 102 735 7.21 0 0
TAMPA BAY 10 4 104 17.33 122 831 6.81 0 0
TENNESSEE 4 0 21 5.25 91 718 7.89 0 0
WASHINGTON 3 0 25 8.33 107 689 6.44 0 0
Total 214 23 1679 8.79 3359 23927 7.13 10 5

 

Penalties by type

Name Number called Percentage YTD YTD Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 0 0.00% 10 0.30%
CLIPPING 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00% 2 0.06%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 27 12.68% 270 8.04%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 12 5.63% 170 5.06%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 7.98% 248 7.39%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 3 1.41% 32 0.95%
DELAY OF GAME 1 0.47% 100 2.98%
DELAY OF KICKOFF 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DISQUALIFICATION 0 0.00% 11 0.33%
ENCROACHMENT 4 1.88% 27 0.80%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 9 4.23% 65 1.94%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 6 0.18%
FALSE START 28 13.15% 458 13.64%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 1 0.47% 13 0.39%
ILLEGAL BAT 1 0.47% 3 0.09%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 5 2.35% 27 0.80%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 9 4.23% 140 4.17%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 3 1.41% 43 1.28%
ILLEGAL CRACKBACK 1 0.47% 2 0.06%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 1 0.47% 15 0.45%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 6 2.82% 79 2.35%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 1 0.47% 7 0.21%
ILLEGAL MOTION 0 0.00% 11 0.33%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 3 1.41% 61 1.82%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 1 0.47% 5 0.15%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 1 0.47% 9 0.27%
ILLEGAL TOUCH PASS 1 0.47% 1 0.03%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 5 2.35% 116 3.45%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD KICK 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 1 0.47% 43 1.28%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 3 1.41% 26 0.77%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
LOW BLOCK 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 5 0.15%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 2 0.94% 26 0.77%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 9 4.23% 129 3.84%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 35 16.43% 748 22.28%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 3 1.41% 111 3.31%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 0.00% 12 0.36%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 0 0.00% 10 0.30%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 0 0.00% 5 0.15%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00% 8 0.24%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 6 2.82% 113 3.37%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 0 0.00% 11 0.33%
TAUNTING 0 0.00% 8 0.24%
TRIPPING 0 0.00% 7 0.21%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 13 6.10% 133 3.96%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 1 0.47% 27 0.80%
214 100.00% 3358 100.00%

*note that the zeros are penalties called from previous weeks but still in the list.  Way too lazy to remove them and it ups my word count. Ha.

Offensive holding with over 16% of the total penalties called this week, down from last week of 17%.

Total number of penalties are down from 227 last week to 214 ( out of 2863 total plays) this week with no teams on bye.

I also find it interesting that the number of penalties while about the same as last week, the type of penalties and their severity is way down.  It’s like playing on a short week (6 teams playing on Thanksgiving) and then having extra days rest is a good thing.  Who knew?

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

Thanks to http://nflsavant.com for the raw play by play data.

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King Hippo

I felt that BLEERGH was being mocked by the Jest DL last night. 2 straight offsides inside the one-foot line. THEY SHALL PAY.

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

One penalty you forgot “calling someone a retard” and the result was “their unconditional release”