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.

2010 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
ArizonaSt. Louis09/12/10D.AndersonQB1312:183910NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoSeattle09/12/10A.SmithQB1313:4031010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloGreen Bay09/19/10T.EdwardsQB2207:3411010NoNoYesOffense
TennesseePittsburgh09/19/10K.CollinsQB2410:082915NoNoNoOffense
CincinnatiBaltimore09/19/10C.PalmerQB2300:263611NoNoNoOffense
DallasHouston09/26/10T.RomoQB3200:2711010NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoKansas City09/26/10A.SmithQB3308:2711010NoNoYesOffense
Green BayChicago09/27/10A.RodgersQB3402:3311010NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. JetsBuffalo10/03/10M.SanchezQB4411:493610NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaSan Francisco10/03/10M.RyanQB4200:292810NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoAtlanta10/03/10A.SmithQB4403:523410NoNoYesOffense
OaklandHouston10/03/10B.GradkowskiQB4402:002313NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoArizona10/03/10P.RiversQB4308:523414NoNoNoOffense
DenverBaltimore10/10/10K.OrtonQB5404:222510NoNoYesOffense
DetroitN.Y. Giants10/17/10D.StantonQB6200:4811016NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoOakland10/17/10A.SmithQB6311:3211512NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoOakland10/17/10A.SmithQB6300:1111010NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloKansas City10/31/10R.FitzpatrickQB8501:2431015NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonDetroit10/31/10R.GrossmanQB8400:2911010NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaNew England10/31/10B.FavreQB8208:4511510NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaNew England10/31/10B.FavreQB8408:352310NoNoYesOffense
HoustonSan Diego11/07/10M.SchaubQB9404:032510NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaChicago11/14/10B.FavreQB10212:1831010NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsDallas11/14/10E.ManningQB10411:0811010NoNoNoOffense
New EnglandPittsburgh11/14/10T.BradyQB10410:0421010NoNoYesOffense
SeattleNew Orleans11/21/10M.HasselbeckQB11200:2412010NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaCleveland11/28/10J.ClausenQB12112:1111013NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandCarolina11/28/10J.DelhommeQB12107:082811NoNoNoOffense
SeattleKansas City11/28/10M.HasselbeckQB12204:163211NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CityDenver12/05/10M.CasselQB13303:303810NoNoNoOffense
Green BaySan Francisco12/05/10A.RodgersQB13105:132610NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayAtlanta12/05/10J.FreemanQB13402:3611012NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaSt. Louis12/05/10J.SkeltonQB13408:5921010NoNoNoOffense
JacksonvilleOakland12/12/10D.GarrardQB14103:1721012NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisNew Orleans12/12/10S.BradfordQB14200:372414NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CitySt. Louis12/19/10M.CasselQB15200:4011010NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansBaltimore12/19/10D.BreesQB15103:542813NoNoYesOffense
OaklandDenver12/19/10J.CampbellQB15308:15340NoYesNoOffense
San FranciscoSt. Louis12/26/10T.SmithQB16100:5311010NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonJacksonville12/26/10R.GrossmanQB16309:382112NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. JetsBuffalo01/02/11M.BrunellQB17200:261100NoYesNoOffense
Kansas CityOakland01/02/11M.CasselQB17203:5221013NoNoNoOffense
DallasPhiladelphia01/02/11S.McGeeQB17102:4931410NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaAtlanta01/02/11B.LaFellWR17313:3011017NoNoYesOffense
CarolinaAtlanta01/02/11J.ClausenQB17411:1611010NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoDenver01/02/11P.RiversQB17210:242416NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansSeattle01/08/11D.BreesQB18310:032610NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityBaltimore01/09/11M.CasselQB18306:3111010NoNoNoOffense
ChicagoGreen Bay01/23/11C.HanieQB20402:3811010NoNoNoOffense
Totals2.791.828.495300228
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