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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.47 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona16220011114001
Atlanta17110010449031
Baltimore1800000444022
Buffalo16225002110110
Carolina16340003111001
Chicago18110010220020
Cincinnati1611101000000
Cleveland16111010113010
Dallas16220002110001
Denver16110001226111
Detroit16116001110010
Green Bay20220011220011
Houston16110010223011
Indianapolis170000000000
Jacksonville16112010112010
Kansas City17443031336021
St. Louis16114001440031
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1633000300000
New England17110001220020
New Orleans17223002224020
N.Y. Giants16110010116010
N.Y. Jets1911010100000
Oakland16113110447004
Philadelphia1700000110010
Pittsburgh1900000225011
San Diego16230011110001
San Francisco16662024220002
Seattle18221011220020
Tampa Bay1611201000000
Tennessee1611501000000
Washington1622200200000
Totals26747530219284753022819
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