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

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162200200
2163362100
3163300300
4145573200
5141100100
6143382100
8134450400
9131101000
10143301200
11161100100
12163352100
13164424000
14162261100
15162230201
16162220200
17165661401
1842201100
2021101000
Totals24847530192802

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.131.2500.1300
2160.192.250.130.0600
3160.191.8800.1900
4140.364.070.210.1400
5140.070.7100.0700
6140.212.710.140.0700
8130.313.4600.3100
9130.080.770.08000
10140.212.140.070.1400
11160.060.6300.0600
12160.192.190.130.0600
13160.252.630.25000
14160.131.630.060.0600
15160.131.4400.1300.06
16160.131.3800.1300
17160.314.130.060.2500.06
1840.550.250.2500
2020.550.5000
Totals2483.9543.271.882.0500.12
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