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New Yearly Penalty Summaries, 2000-2012

Posted by Mike on September 20, 2012

As the NFL's refereeing has been under the microscope lately, we've just added penalty tables for the 2000 through 2012 seasons. Each page lists every penalty that was called each week (and not declined or offset by another penalty) in a chart that includes total yards and the average weekly penalty count, so you can see that we've gone from roughly 168 penalties per week in 2008 to nearly 210 per week in 2012 -- more than 4 extra flags per game.

One Response to “New Yearly Penalty Summaries, 2000-2012”

  1. In re: Home Field Advantage | Blackacre Capital Management Says:

    [...] Mike Kania, at the always excellent, has noted that there have in fact been an extra four penalties per game this year over 2008 [...]