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Ravens WR Torrey Smith Drew More Penalties In 2012 Than All Steelers Receivers Combined

Did it seem as though that the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers drew a ton of penalty flags last season? Well, according to a recent post by Pro Football Focus, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith drew the highest number of flags in 2012 with 16 and fellow wide receiver Jacoby Jones drew an additional seven. If you are scoring at home, that\’s 23 combined flags drawn by just those two Ravens receivers.

Now, we don\’t know exact breakdown of each penalty that both Smith and Jones drew last season, but we can guess that it included pass interference, defensive holding, illegal contact and unnecessary roughness flags. Based on those four types of penalties, I went back and researched the flags drawn by Pittsburgh Steelers last season and was pretty shocked to find out that the eligible receivers only drew four illegal holding flags, seven pass interference flags, one illegal contact flag and three unnecessary roughness flags. That\’s a total of 15 flags drawn by Steeler eligibles, which is one less than Smith drew by himself last season.

If you are curious as to the breakdown of those 15 flags drawn by the Steelers last season, I have included the play-by-play of each below and please let me know if you find that I missed any.

  • WEEK 1 (Broncos) – B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete deep left to E.Sanders (R.Moore). PENALTY on DEN-R.Moore, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at PIT 20.
  • WEEK 2 (Jets) – B.Roethlisberger pass short left to H.Miller to PIT 50 for no gain (Y.Bell). PENALTY on NYJ-Y.Bell, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at PIT 50 – No Play
  • WEEK 2 (Jets) – B.Roethlisberger pass short left to E.Sanders to NYJ 27 for 19 yards (D.Harris). PENALTY on NYJ-L.Landry, Unnecessary Roughness, 13 yards, enforced at NYJ 27.
  • WEEK 5 (Eagles) – B.Roethlisberger scrambles up the middle to PHI 41 for 4 yards (T.Cole). PENALTY on PIT-W.Colon, Offensive Holding, offsetting, enforced at PHI 45 – No Play. PENALTY on PHI-M.Kendricks, Illegal Contact, offsetting
  • WEEK 5 (Eagles) – B.Roethlisberger pass short right to C.Rainey to PIT 19 for -2 yards (N.Allen). PENALTY on PHI-N.Asomugha, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at PIT 21 – No Play.
  • WEEK 6 (Titans) – B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short left to A.Brown. PENALTY on TEN-R.Mouton, Defensive Pass Interference, 10 yards, enforced at TEN 11 – No Play
  • WEEK 10 (Chiefs) – B.Leftwich pass incomplete deep right to E.Sanders [E.Berry]. PENALTY on KC-J.Arenas, Defensive Pass Interference, 22 yards, enforced at KC 47 – No Play
  • WEEK 10 (Chiefs) – B.Leftwich pass incomplete deep right to J.Cotchery [J.Houston]. PENALTY on KC-A.Elam, Defensive Holding, declined. PENALTY on KC-T.Hali, Roughing the Passer, 14 yard
  • WEEK 11 (Ravens) – B.Leftwich pass incomplete deep left to M.Wallace. PENALTY on BLT-C.Williams, Defensive Pass Interference, 42 yards, enforced at PIT 20 – No Play
  • WEEK 11 (Ravens) – B.Leftwich pass deep left to E.Sanders to BLT 23 for 20 yards (E.Reed). PENALTY on BLT-E.Reed, Unnecessary Roughness, 11 yards, enforced at BLT 23.
  • WEEK 12 (Browns) – C.Batch pass incomplete deep right to P.Burress. PENALTY on CLV-S.Brown, Defensive Pass Interference, 25 yards, enforced at CLV 26 – No Play
  • WEEK 14 (Chargers) – B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short left to A.Brown. PENALTY on SD-A.Cason, Defensive Pass Interference, 7 yards, enforced at SD 28 – No Play
  • WEEK 16 (Bengals) – B.Roethlisberger sacked at PIT 33 for -4 yards (D.Peko). PENALTY on CIN-L.Hall, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at PIT 37 – No Play.
  • WEEK 17 (Browns) – B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short middle to E.Sanders. PENALTY on CLV-E.Hagg, Defensive Pass Interference, 12 yards, enforced at CLV 13 – No Play.
  • WEEK 17 (Browns) – B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short right to P.Burress. PENALTY on CLV-J.Parker, Defensive Offside, declined. PENALTY on CLV-J.Haden, Defensive Pass Interference, 12 yards, enforced at PIT 36 – No Play.
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