Intentional Grounding

Definition

A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time. Exceptions Not assessed if the ball is spiked. If the quarterback has moved outside of the area between his offensive tackles (the "tackle box"), there is no foul for grounding the ball if the quarterback throws the ball past the line of scrimmage.

Outcome

10 yards or spot of foul, whichever is farther from the original line of scrimmage, and loss of down. If the foul occurs in the end zone, the play is ruled a safety.

2011 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
IndianapolisHouston09/11/11K.CollinsQB1305:4731420NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsWashington09/11/11E.ManningQB1103:1311010NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaWashington09/18/11K.KolbQB2300:4721015NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoNew Orleans09/18/11J.CutlerQB2109:1311012NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/18/11M.RyanQB2300:402110NoYesNoOffense
WashingtonSt. Louis10/02/11R.GrossmanQB4210:143811NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaN.Y. Giants10/02/11K.KolbQB4304:3621010NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreN.Y. Jets10/02/11J.FlaccoQB4114:521106NoNoNoOffense
TennesseePittsburgh10/09/11M.HasselbeckQB5403:472910NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityIndianapolis10/09/11M.CasselQB5411:5621114NoNoYesOffense
DetroitSan Francisco10/16/11M.StaffordQB6306:3531110NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonCarolina10/23/11J.BeckQB7201:592211NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaPittsburgh10/23/11K.KolbQB7303:471100NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisNew Orleans10/23/11C.PainterQB7308:362310NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoGreen Bay11/06/11P.RiversQB9403:192710NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaSt. Louis11/06/11J.SkeltonQB9303:381109NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaArizona11/13/11M.VickQB10306:373517NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsNew England11/13/11M.SanchezQB10210:012411NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandN.Y. Jets11/13/11T.BradyQB10204:483135NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiBaltimore11/20/11A.DaltonQB11400:462710NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia11/20/11E.ManningQB11402:0011010NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandKansas City11/21/11T.BradyQB11112:543810NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoBaltimore11/24/11A.SmithQB12401:342615NoNoYesOffense
HoustonJacksonville11/27/11T.YatesQB12200:411610NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonSeattle11/27/11R.GrossmanQB12406:312712NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoOakland11/27/11C.HanieQB12400:0411010NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonN.Y. Jets12/04/11R.GrossmanQB13201:2221110NoNoNoOffense
OaklandMiami12/04/11C.PalmerQB13215:0011010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaDenver12/04/11C.PonderQB13213:293515NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleSan Diego12/05/11B.GabbertQB13106:4611011NoNoNoOffense
ClevelandPittsburgh12/08/11C.McCoyQB14403:352610NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayJacksonville12/11/11J.FreemanQB14204:463311NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsDallas12/11/11E.ManningQB14305:1411012NoNoYesOffense
St. LouisSeattle12/12/11S.BradfordQB14302:042110NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayDallas12/17/11J.FreemanQB15406:4211011NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisCincinnati12/18/11K.ClemensQB15402:354612NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaNew Orleans12/18/11C.PonderQB15314:183810NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CityOakland12/24/11K.OrtonQB16212:411108NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CityOakland12/24/11K.OrtonQB16200:4321011NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsN.Y. Jets12/24/11E.ManningQB16405:53387NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaDallas12/24/11M.VickQB16312:5021318NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaNew Orleans12/26/11M.RyanQB16413:272610NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsAtlanta01/08/12E.ManningQB18213:5022113NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandN.Y. Giants02/05/12T.BradyQB21109:001106NoNoYesOffense
Totals2.761.948.654630124
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