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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162300200
2162270201
4163272100
5132240200
6131101000
7133211200
9142192000
10163332100
11143302100
12164470400
13164463100
14164430400
15163333000
16165542300
1841131000
211160100
Totals21643463192401

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.131.8800.1300
2160.131.6900.1300.06
4160.191.690.130.0600
5130.151.8500.1500
6130.080.770.08000
7130.231.620.080.1500
9140.141.360.14000
10160.192.060.130.0600
11140.212.140.140.0700
12160.252.9400.2500
13160.252.880.190.0600
14160.252.6900.2500
15160.192.060.19000
16160.313.380.130.1900
1840.253.250.25000
211160100
Totals2163.9538.261.462.500.06
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