The Raiders are through 7 of their 16 games and I was interested in finding out how they are doing with penalties, which has long been in issue in Oakland.
Looking at the overall numbers, we see some positive trends:
-2012 penalties: 109 for 939 for the year. 6.81 per game for 58.69 yards per game
-2011 penalties: 163 for 1358 for the year, 10.19 per game, 84.88 yards per game
-2010 penalties: 148 for 1279 for the year, 9.25 per game, 79.94 yards per game
-2009 penalties: 117 for 920 yards for the year. 7.31 for 57.5 yards per game
-To date, 2013: 2013 penalties: 50 for 375 yards tota. 7.14/game for 53.57 yards per game
Noting that some of the teams haven’t had a bye week yet, here is the penalty information at a high level and I will dive in for a closer look, below: