Penalty tracker: Jags showing discipline

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

An overdue review of penalties in the AFC South reveals that the young Jaguars have shown great discipline. They have given up the least penalty yards in the league (290) and their 39 penalties are tied with Seattle for second-fewest in the NFL behind Cleveland (37).

Those are very good developments for a young team, and speak to the ability of Jack Del Rio and his staff to get a message through to a roster filled with newcomers and to the ability of veterans to spread the word about how to do things the right way.

Thanks to Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information for running the numbers.

Here’s a team-by-team look at penalties and the primary offenders:


Penalties: 39, tied for 2nd fewest

Yards: 290, fewest


Penalties: 43, tied for 7th fewest

Yards: 331, 5th fewest


Penalties: 56, 7th most

Yards: 480, 7th most


Penalties: 49, tied for 15th most

Yards: 397, 16th most