The Bleergh Report – Week 16

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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh (the God of Penalties), here’s week sixteen’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
MIN OFFENSIVE HOLDING TD nullified
BAL DEFENSIVE HOLDING Pickerception reversed
MIA DEFENSIVE HOLDING Pickerception reversed

 

These plays have multiple flags.  This pleases Bleergh.

Offence Defence Description
KC CHI (4:05) (SHOTGUN) 15-P.MAHOMES PASS SHORT RIGHT TO 39-S.WARE TO CHI 31 FOR 17 YARDS (21-H.CLINTON-DIX). PENALTY ON KC-71-M.SCHWARTZ, ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT CHI 48 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON KC-71-M.SCHWARTZ, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, DECLINED.
MIA CIN (11:50) 14-R.FITZPATRICK PASS SHORT LEFT TO 42-P.LAIRD TO CIN 29 FOR 11 YARDS (30-J.BATES III). PENALTY ON MIA-63-M.DEITER, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT CIN 39. PENALTY ON MIA-62-D.CALHOUN, INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS, DECLINED.
NYJ PIT (11:23) 26-L.BELL RIGHT GUARD TO PIT 24 FOR 7 YARDS (56-A.CHICKILLO; 39-M.FITZPATRICK). PENALTY ON PIT-96-I.BUGGS, DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE, DECLINED. PENALTY ON PIT, DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD, DECLINED.
CAR IND (8:10) (PUNT FORMATION) 5-M.PALARDY PUNTS 49 YARDS TO IND 23, CENTER-44-J.JANSEN. 21-N.HINES TO IND 37 FOR 14 YARDS (57-A.SMITH). PENALTY ON CAR-26-D.JACKSON, ILLEGAL FORMATION, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT CAR 28 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON IND-30-G.ODUM, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
DAL PHI (8:08) 6-C.JONES PUNTS 52 YARDS TO PHI 23, CENTER-91-L.LADOUCEUR, OUT OF BOUNDS. PENALTY ON DAL-53-J.MARCH-LILLARD, ILLEGAL FORMATION, OFFSETTING, ENFORCED AT DAL 25 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON PHI-96-D.BARNETT, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, OFFSETTING.
TEN NO (13:36) 17-R.TANNEHILL PASS SHORT LEFT TO 11-A.BROWN TO TEN 40 FOR 15 YARDS (56-D.DAVIS). PENALTY ON TEN-77-T.LEWAN, INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS, 5 YARDS, ENFORCED AT TEN 25 – NO PLAY. PENALTY ON TEN-76-R.SAFFOLD, ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST, DECLINED.
GB MIN (2:42) 6-J.SCOTT PUNTS 60 YARDS TO MIN 10, CENTER-43-H.BRADLEY. 21-M.HUGHES PUSHED OB AT MIN 33 FOR 23 YARDS (37-J.JACKSON). PENALTY ON GB-35-I.CAMPBELL, OFFENSIVE HOLDING, 10 YARDS, ENFORCED AT MIN 33. PENALTY ON GB-39-C.SULLIVAN, ILLEGAL FORMATION, DECLINED.

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

Team Penalty Result
CAR HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 1 yard
BAL FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 3 yards
CLE ROUGHING THE PASSER 2 yards
NYG DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 2 yards
ATL OFFENSIVE HOLDING 3 yards
JAX FALSE START 1 yard
WAS FALSE START 1 yard
ARI FALSE START 2 yards
SEA FALSE START 4 yards

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

Team Penalty Result
NYG DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 16 yards
OAK DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 yards
TEN DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 17 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
PHI ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 10 18 28
ATL OFFENSIVE HOLDING 10 18 28
ATL OFFENSIVE HOLDING 3 18 21
CLE TAUNTING 15 22 37
MIN OFFENSIVE HOLDING 10 53 63***
WAS OFFENSIVE HOLDING 10 24 34

*** and a TD

 

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 5 0 47 9.40 124 864 6.97 1 1
ATLANTA 9 0 64 7.11 124 873 7.04 0 0
BALTIMORE 8 1 50 7.14 117 816 6.97 1 0
BUFFALO n/a 0 0 n/a! 120 822 6.85 0 0
CAROLINA 7 0 46 6.57 103 684 6.64 1 0
CHICAGO 8 1 50 7.14 118 802 6.80 1 0
CINCINNATI 11 1 77 7.70 100 716 7.16 0 0
CLEVELAND 7 0 62 8.86 139 985 7.09 0 0
DALLAS 4 1 20 6.67 111 892 8.04 0 0
DENVER 7 1 50 8.33 122 851 6.98 0 0
DETROIT 7 0 68 9.71 131 866 6.61 0 0
GREEN BAY 2 1 10 10.00 100 639 6.39 0 0
HOUSTON n/a 0 0 n/a! 119 797 6.70 0 0
INDIANAPOLIS 0 0 0 0 93 624 6.71 1 0
JACKSONVILLE 8 2 36 6.00 147 1118 7.61 0 0
KANSAS CITY 10 2 61 7.63 122 918 7.52 0 0
LOS ANGELES RAMS 0 0 0 n/a 116 731 6.30 0 0
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 3 1 15 7.50 109 792 7.27 0 0
MIAMI 7 2 37 7.40 115 696 6.05 0 0
MINNESOTA 3 0 30 10.00 113 824 7.29 1 1
NEW ENGLAND n/a 0 0 n/a 94 744 7.91 0 0
NEW ORLEANS 14 3 70 6.36 142 973 6.85 0 0
NEW YORK GIANTS 5 1 33 8.25 100 711 7.11 1 0
NEW YORK JETS 3 0 30 10.00 125 1077 8.62 0 0
OAKLAND 5 0 47 9.40 129 956 7.41 0 0
PHILADELPHIA 4 0 30 7.50 104 726 6.98 1 1
PITTSBURGH 5 1 34 8.50 118 831 7.04 0 0
SAN FRANCISCO n/a 0 0 #DIV/0! 101 846 8.38 0 0
SEATTLE 7 0 55 7.86 116 830 7.16 2 1
TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 #DIV/0! 132 901 6.83 0 0
TENNESSEE 6 1 51 10.20 104 799 7.68 1 0
WASHINGTON 7 1 51 8.50 121 800 6.61 0 0
Total 162 20 1124 7.92 3729 26504 7.11 11 4

Bleergh is not amused that Indy was not called for a penalty. Holy shit.

Penalties by type*

Name Number called Percentage YTD YTD Percentage
CHOP BLOCK 0 0.00% 10 0.27%
CLIPPING 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DEFENSIVE DELAY OF GAME 0 0.00% 2 0.05%
DEFENSIVE HOLDING 12 7.41% 301 8.08%
DEFENSIVE OFFSIDE 7 4.32% 192 5.15%
DEFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 13 8.02% 278 7.46%
DEFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 0.00% 35 0.94%
DELAY OF GAME 3 1.85% 119 3.19%
DELAY OF KICKOFF 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
DISQUALIFICATION 1 0.62% 12 0.32%
ENCROACHMENT 2 1.23% 32 0.86%
FACE MASK (15 YARDS) 1 0.62% 71 1.91%
FAIR CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 6 0.16%
FALSE START 29 17.90% 519 13.93%
HORSE COLLAR TACKLE 2 1.23% 15 0.40%
ILLEGAL BAT 0 0.00% 3 0.08%
ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE BLOCK 2 1.23% 33 0.89%
ILLEGAL BLOCK ABOVE THE WAIST 7 4.32% 158 4.24%
ILLEGAL CONTACT 3 1.85% 51 1.37%
ILLEGAL CRACKBACK 0 0.00% 2 0.05%
ILLEGAL DOUBLE-TEAM BLOCK 1 0.62% 16 0.43%
ILLEGAL FORMATION 3 1.85% 87 2.33%
ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS 1 0.62% 8 0.21%
ILLEGAL MOTION 0 0.00% 12 0.32%
ILLEGAL SHIFT 0 0.00% 62 1.66%
ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION 0 0.00% 5 0.13%
ILLEGAL TOUCH KICK 0 0.00% 9 0.24%
ILLEGAL TOUCH PASS 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS 9 5.56% 130 3.49%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD KICK 0 0.00% 2 0.05%
INELIGIBLE DOWNFIELD PASS 1 0.62% 46 1.23%
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING 0 0.00% 28 0.75%
INVALID FAIR CATCH SIGNAL 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
LOW BLOCK 0 0.00% 1 0.03%
KICK CATCH INTERFERENCE 0 0.00% 6 0.16%
LOWERING THE HEAD TO INITIATE CONTACT 0 0.00% 26 0.70%
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION 11 6.79% 146 3.92%
OFFENSIVE HOLDING 37 22.84% 822 22.06%
OFFENSIVE PASS INTERFERENCE 1 0.62% 115 3.09%
OFFENSIVE TOO MANY MEN ON FIELD 0 0.00% 12 0.32%
OFFSIDE ON FREE KICK 0 0.00% 10 0.27%
PLAYER OUT OF BOUNDS ON KICK 0 0.00% 5 0.13%
ROUGHING THE KICKER 0 0.00% 8 0.21%
ROUGHING THE PASSER 7 4.32% 128 3.43%
RUNNING INTO THE KICKER 1 0.62% 13 0.35%
TAUNTING 1 0.62% 9 0.24%
TRIPPING 0 0.00% 7 0.19%
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS 6 3.70% 143 3.84%
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT 1 0.62% 28 0.75%
162 100.00% 3727 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.

Now in graph form

 

Offensive holding with over 23% of the total penalties called this week, up from last week of 17%, but with 6 team missing game data.

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

 

 

** I was not able to find complete data for week 16, as it’s missing the Saturday games.

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

 

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

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SonOfSpam

Either BC sucks (yes), or they have no interest in playing a football game January 2nd in Alabama (also yes).

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

You watchin’ TEEVEE, good nuff.

King Hippo

In 48 hours, we shall have playoffs. Thank fuck.

Gratliff

If you absolutely must have the dystopian unintentional self-surveillance bullshit in your house, maybe wait a few years for them to work out the kinks before buying it
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Gratliff

It’s 4 pm on 1/2 and Jason Garrett still coaches the Cowboys. This is very amusing for me.

Gratliff

Also funny: this chart
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SonOfSpam

The blank spot in the Playoffs column? (chef’s kiss)

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Very fucking nice.

“Defense wins [a bunch of] championships.”

litre_cola

Really? I completely thought that he was fired already. I must have dreamed that.

Gratliff

He’s had 3 meetings so far. I assume they’re just working on the details of the extension at this point.

bk109

Eh, it’s more like:
The Jerry: Jason, we appreciate your “work”, especially how you’re literally the only person that did what I asked… But it’s time for a ch..
JasonG: Lemme stop you right there and remind you that not only do I know where you buried those hookers after the botched Romo hold, but I also have videos of that OTHER incident…
Jerry: 5 more years enough for ya?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Well, his contract ends on the 14th of this month, so maybe Jerry is saving a little money depending on how the contract is written. This way all the best coaching candidates will already have been interviewed and probably already made commitments to other teams. Of course these coaches would not work well under Jerry’s heal.

Redshirt

I see God is hung over and isn’t ready for another football game.

King Hippo

hey, He’s always been a party God

King Hippo

Great JERB! With pie chart no less!! It is nae our perogative to question BLEERGH, just document His majesty.

/also, I now wants pie

SonOfSpam

The Birmingham Bowl is not well-attended. Not sure why Cincinnati vs. Boston College taking place in Alabama isn’t a big draw; maybe everyone’s just stuck in traffic.

King Hippo

ah mean, JV WKRP is close enough to Kentucky to not be full-on Yankee??

King Hippo

game has all the rain and punting you could EVAR want smh

SonOfSpam

SUSPENDED due 2 lightning. Perfect.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/newsalerts/video-2079356/Video-John-Schnatter-says-New-Years-resolution-eat-50-pizzas-30-days.html

“Hey Travis, c’mere. Show me how you do that gesture that everybody was giving you grief for.” – Andy R., Kansas City

Senor Weaselo

Because 40 wasn’t enough.
/Also none of his former company’s count as pizzas. They’re… something else.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

How much garlic sauce to turn your arteries into pumped storage for death?