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.

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.59 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona100000019001
Atlanta1011010100000
Baltimore10114001110001
Buffalo100000000000
Carolina100000000000
Chicago100000000000
Cincinnati1022200200000
Cleveland101600100000
Dallas100010000000
Denver1000000116001
Detroit101901000000
Green Bay10110010112010
Houston1000000216011
Indianapolis10111001110010
Jacksonville100000000000
Kansas City100010000000
LA Rams1011001000000
LA Chargers1023201100000
Miami100000000000
Minnesota100000000000
New England100000000000
New Orleans1000000330030
N.Y. Jets1000000110010
N.Y. Giants1000000227020
Oakland100000000000
Philadelphia1011600100000
Pittsburgh100000000100
San Francisco1022100200100
Seattle10228002111110
Tampa Bay1011000100000
Tennessee1000000452040
Washington10220002116010
Totals160192193415192193154
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