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Passing Yards Lost to Penalties: 2016 NFL Season

The number of passing yards lost to penalties is found by calculating how many passing yards a team accumulated on a given play, and subtracting any penalty yards tacked onto the end.

Having a low number of passing yards lost to penalties is essential to the success of every football team. 

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If a quarterback successfully completes a 50 yard pass, but holding is called on one of the lineman, the play will more than likely be called back (the non-penalized team has the option of going to the next down at the spot of the foul, or repeating the down; coaches always choose the latter).  In this example, passing yards lost to penalties would be 50 yards.  It is easy to see why having a low number of passing yards lost to penalties is essential to the success of every football team. 

Having fewer penalties in general is the best option, but when a team knows on which plays they commit the most penalties, and can quantify it, combating the problem becomes easier.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Passing Yards Lost to Penalties
RankPlayerTeamPassing Yards Lost to PenaltiesPassing Yards
1Andrew LuckIND3104,240
2Carson WentzPHI2533,782
3Joe FlaccoBAL2454,317
4Jameis WinstonTB2344,090
5Russell WilsonSEA2174,219
6Derek CarrOAK2163,937
7Tyrod TaylorBUF1833,023
8Matt RyanATL1824,944
9Drew BreesNO1815,208
10Matt BarkleyCHI1701,611
11Eli ManningNYG1584,027
12Carson PalmerARI1544,233
13Trevor SiemianDEN1453,401
14Ben RoethlisbergerPIT1453,819
15Ryan TannehillMIA1432,995
16Blake BortlesJAX1423,905
17Tom BradyNE1413,554
18Cam NewtonCAR1403,509
19Aaron RodgersGB1364,428
20Sam BradfordMIN1303,877
21Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ1252,710
22Andy DaltonCIN1214,206
23Marcus MariotaTEN1183,426
24Kirk CousinsWAS1124,917
25Jacoby BrissettNE104400
26Dak PrescottDAL1013,667
27Alex SmithKC963,502
28Matthew StaffordDET914,327
29Philip RiversSD794,386
30Jared GoffLA771,089
31Jay CutlerCHI721,059
32Josh McCownCLE721,100
33Case KeenumLA622,201
34Colin KaepernickSF622,241
35Landry JonesPIT51558
36Brock OsweilerHOU472,957
37Bryce PettyNYJ40809
38Tom SavageHOU40461
39Nick FolesKC37410
40Brian HoyerCHI351,445
41Cody KesslerCLE301,380
42Drew StantonARI20192
43Mark SanchezDAL1793
44Matt MooreMIA14721
45Matt CasselTEN9284
46Trevone BoykinSEA8145
47Blaine GabbertSF5925
48Jimmy GaroppoloNE5502
49Geno SmithNYJ1126
50Robert Griffin IIICLE-2886
Passing Yards Lost to Penalties By Season:
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