The Bleergh Report – Week 15

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh (the God of Penalties), here’s the week fifteen’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 ILLEGAL FORMATION TD nullified
BAL OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE TD nullified
JAX RUNNING INTO THE KICKER Missed FG nullified
CAR DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE Fumble reversed
DAL DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE Fumble reversed
TB DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE Pickerception reversed
KC DEFENSIVE HOLDING Pickerception reversed
LA DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE Pickerception reversed

 

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.

Offence Defence Description
BAL NYJ (14:06) (SHOTGUN) 21-M.INGRAM II RIGHT GUARD TO BAL 11 FOR 8 YARDS (20-M.MAYE). PENALTY ON NYJ-48-J.JENKINS, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS, 15 YARDS, ENFORCED AT BAL 11. PENALTY ON NYJ-48-J.JENKINS, DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE, DECLINED.
KC DEN (2:36) (SHOTGUN) 15-P.MAHOMES SCRAMBLES RIGHT END RAN OB AT DEN 37 FOR 20 YARDS. PENALTY ON DEN-25-C.HARRIS, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT KC 43 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON KC-17-M.HARDMAN, ILLEGAL SHIFT, OFFSETTING.
NE CIN (5:50) (SHOTGUN) 12-T.BRADY PASS SHORT MIDDLE TO 14-M.SANU SR. TO CIN 23 FOR 15 YARDS (30-J.BATES III). FUMBLES (30-J.BATES III), RECOVERED BY CIN-23-B.WEBB AT CIN 23. 23-B.WEBB TO CIN 48 FOR 25 YARDS (15-N.HARRY). PENALTY ON CIN-99-A.BILLINGS, ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK, DECLINED. PENALTY ON CIN-23-B.WEBB, DEFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED. PENALTY ON CIN-58-C.LAWSON, ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT CIN 38 – NO PLAY.
DAL LA (5:07) (SHOTGUN) 4-D.PRESCOTT PASS SHORT LEFT INTENDED FOR 10-T.AUSTIN INTERCEPTED BY 31-D.WILLIAMS [50-S.EBUKAM] AT DAL 46. 31-D.WILLIAMS RAN OB AT DAL 46 FOR NO GAIN. PENALTY ON LA-31-D.WILLIAMS, DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT DAL 34 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON DAL-71-L.COLLINS, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.

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

Team Penalty Result
NYJ DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 1 yard
MIA OFFENSIVE HOLDING 2 yards
MIA FALSE START 1 yard
DAL DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 1 yard
LA ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 4 yards
IND FALSE START 4 yards

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

Team Penalty Result
NYJ DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 43 yards
DEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 22 yards
MIA DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 24 yards
CLE DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 21 yards
OAK DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 21 yards
JAX DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 33 yards
SF DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 32 yards

It (finally) occurred to me that I should try to show the penalties to the offence that a big gain is wiped out.  So, here’s the first attempt at that.

Team Penalty Penalty yards Play gained (yards) Total lost
NYJ ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 15 19 34
NE FALSE START 5 36 41
BAL OFFENSIVE HOLDING 10 19 29
KC ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 15 39 54
NYG OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 10 24 34
JAX ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 10 26 36

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 2 34 6.80 119 817 6.87 1 1
ATLANTA 11 0 98 8.91 115 809 7.03 1 0
BALTIMORE 6 0 35 5.83 109 766 7.03 0 0
BUFFALO 9 1 70 8.75 120 822 6.85 0 0
CAROLINA 3 1 15 7.50 96 638 6.65 0 0
CHICAGO 4 0 35 8.75 110 752 6.84 1 0
CINCINNATI 5 1 20 5.00 89 639 7.18 0 0
CLEVELAND 6 0 55 9.17 132 923 6.99 0 0
DALLAS 4 0 16 4.00 107 872 8.15 0 0
DENVER 8 0 72 9.00 115 801 6.97 2 0
DETROIT 2 0 10 5.00 124 798 6.44 0 0
GREEN BAY 5 1 30 7.50 98 629 6.42 0 0
HOUSTON 6 1 27 5.40 119 797 6.70 0 0
INDIANAPOLIS 7 0 49 7.00 93 624 6.71 0 0
JACKSONVILLE 8 0 87 10.88 139 1082 7.78 0 0
KANSAS CITY 5 0 45 9.00 112 857 7.65 0 0
LOS ANGELES RAMS 7 1 29 4.83 116 731 6.30 1 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 5 0 48 9.60 106 777 7.33 0 0
MIAMI 11 4 42 6.00 108 659 6.10 0 0
MINNESOTA 5 0 41 8.20 110 794 7.22 0 0
NEW ENGLAND 5 1 30 7.50 94 744 7.91 0 0
NEW ORLEANS 7 1 52 8.67 128 903 7.05 0 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 4 0 32 8.00 95 678 7.14 0 0
NEW YORK JETS 8 1 79 11.29 122 1047 8.58 1 0
OAKLAND 6 0 51 8.50 124 909 7.33 0 0
PHILADELPHIA 8 1 54 7.71 100 696 6.96 0 0
PITTSBURGH 7 1 30 5.00 113 797 7.05 0 0
SAN FRANCISCO 8 1 67 9.57 101 846 8.38 1 0
SEATTLE 7 2 40 8.00 109 775 7.11 1 0
TAMPA BAY 10 1 70 7.78 132 901 6.83 1 0
TENNESSEE 7 3 30 7.50 98 748 7.63 0 0
WASHINGTON 7 2 60 12.00 114 749 6.57 1 0
Total 208 26 1453 7.98 3567 25380 7.12 11 1

 

Penalties by type

Name Number called Percentage YTD YTD Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 0 0.00% 10 0.28%
CLIPPING 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00% 2 0.06%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 19 9.18% 289 8.11%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 15 7.25% 185 5.19%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 8.21% 265 7.43%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 3 1.45% 35 0.98%
DELAY OF GAME 16 7.73% 116 3.25%
DELAY OF KICKOFF 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DISQUALIFICATION 0 0.00% 11 0.31%
ENCROACHMENT 3 1.45% 30 0.84%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 5 2.42% 70 1.96%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 6 0.17%
FALSE START 32 15.46% 490 13.74%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 0 0.00% 13 0.36%
ILLEGAL BAT 0 0.00% 3 0.08%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 4 1.93% 31 0.87%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 11 5.31% 151 4.24%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 5 2.42% 48 1.35%
ILLEGAL CRACKBACK 0 0.00% 2 0.06%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 0 0.00% 15 0.42%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 5 2.42% 84 2.36%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 0 0.00% 7 0.20%
ILLEGAL MOTION 1 0.48% 12 0.34%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 1 0.48% 62 1.74%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 0 0.00% 5 0.14%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 0 0.00% 9 0.25%
ILLEGAL TOUCH PASS 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 5 2.42% 121 3.39%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD KICK 1 0.48% 2 0.06%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 2 0.97% 45 1.26%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 2 0.97% 28 0.79%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
LOW BLOCK 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 1 0.48% 6 0.17%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 0 0.00% 26 0.73%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 6 2.90% 135 3.79%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 37 17.87% 785 22.02%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 3 1.45% 114 3.20%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 0.00% 12 0.34%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 0 0.00% 10 0.28%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 0 0.00% 5 0.14%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00% 8 0.22%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 8 3.86% 121 3.39%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 1 0.48% 12 0.34%
TAUNTING 0 0.00% 8 0.22%
TRIPPING 0 0.00% 7 0.20%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 4 1.93% 137 3.84%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 0 0.00% 27 0.76%
208 100.00% 3565 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 17% of the total penalties called this week, up from last week of 16%.

Total number of penalties are down from 214 last week to 208 ( out of 2797 total plays) this week with no teams on bye.

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

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

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King Hippo

Calling such a BLEERGH against Mahomes-y in the snow just seems mean. But who am I to question our Lord and Saviour?