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NFL History: Team Records

Team Records: PenaltiesRecords updated in July 2007

Penalties
Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Penalties
13Miami, 1968, 1976-1984, 1986, 1990-91
9Pittsburgh, 1946-47, 1950-52, 1954, 1963, 1965, 1968
7Boston/New England, 1962, 1964-65, 1973, 1987, 1989, 1993
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Penalties
9Miami, 1976-1984
3Pittsburgh, 1950-52
2By many teams
Most Seasons Leading League, Most Penalties
16Chi. Bears, 1941-44, 1946-49, 1951, 1959-1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1976
15Oakland/L.A. Raiders, 1963, 1966, 1968-69, 1975, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1993-96, 2003-05
7L.A./St. Louis Rams, 1950, 1952, 1962, 1969, 1978, 1980, 1997
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Most Penalties
4Chi. Bears, 1941-44, 1946-49
 Oakland/L.A. Raiders, 1993-96
3Chi. Cardinals, 1954-56
 Chi. Bears, 1959-1961
 Oakland, 2003-05 (current)
Fewest Penalties, Season
19Detroit, 1937
21Boston, 1935
24Philadelphia, 1936
Most Penalties, Season
158Kansas City, 1998
156L.A. Raiders, 1994
 Oakland, 1996
149Houston, 1989
Fewest Penalties, Game
0By many teams. Last time:
 Seattle vs. Baltimore, Dec. 23, 2007
Most Penalties, Game
22Brooklyn vs. Green Bay, Sept. 17, 1944
 Chi. Bears vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1944
 San Francisco vs. Buffalo, Oct. 4, 1998
21Cleveland vs. Chi. Bears, Nov. 25, 1951
20Tampa Bay vs. Seattle, Oct. 17, 1976
 Oakland vs. Denver, Dec. 15, 1996
Fewest Penalties, Both Teams, Game
0Brooklyn vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 1934
 Brooklyn vs. Boston, Sept. 28, 1936
 Cleveland vs. Chi. Bears, Oct. 9, 1938
 Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1940
Most Penalties, Both Teams, Game
37Cleveland (21) vs. Chi. Bears (16), Nov. 25, 1951
35Tampa Bay (20) vs. Seattle (15), Oct. 17, 1976
34San Francisco (22) vs. Buffalo (12), Oct. 4, 1998
YARDS PENALIZED
Most Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Penalized
13Miami, 1967-68, 1973, 1977-1984, 1990-91
10Boston/Washington, 1935, 1953-54, 1956-58, 1970, 1985, 1995, 1997
7Pittsburgh, 1946-47, 1950, 1952, 1962, 1965, 1968
 Boston/New England, 1962, 1964-66, 1987, 1989, 1993
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Fewest Yards Penalized
8Miami, 1977-1984
3Washington, 1956-58
 Boston, 1964-66
2By many teams
Most Seasons Leading League, Most Yards Penalized
15Chi. Bears, 1935, 1937, 1939-1944, 1946-47, 1949, 1951, 1961-62, 1968
12Oakland/L.A. Raiders, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1975, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1993-94, 1996, 2003
6Buffalo, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1981, 1983
 Houston, 1961, 1985-86, 1988-1990
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Most Yards Penalized
6Chi. Bears, 1939-1944
3Houston, 1988-1990
2By many teams
Fewest Yards Penalized, Season
139Detroit, 1937
146Philadelphia, 1937
159Philadelphia, 1936
Most Yards Penalized, Season
1,304Kansas City, 1998
1,274Oakland, 1969
1,266Oakland, 1996
Fewest Yards Penalized, Game
0By many teams. Last time:
 Seattle vs. Baltimore, Dec. 23, 2007
Most Yards Penalized, Game
212Tennessee vs. Baltimore, Oct. 10, 1999
209Cleveland vs. Chi. Bears, Nov. 25, 1951
191Philadelphia vs. Seattle, Dec. 13, 1992 (OT)
Fewest Yards Penalized, Both Teams, Game
0Brooklyn vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 1934
 Brooklyn vs. Boston, Sept. 28, 1936
 Cleveland vs. Chi. Bears, Oct. 9, 1938
 Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1940
Most Yards Penalized, Both Teams, Game
374Cleveland (209) vs. Chi. Bears (165), Nov. 25, 1951
310Tampa Bay (190) vs. Seattle (120), Oct. 17, 1976
309Green Bay (184) vs. Boston (125), Oct. 21, 1945

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