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.

2012 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.94 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.
AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona1600000232020
Atlanta180000000000
Baltimore2000000337021
Buffalo160000018010
Carolina1600000110010
Chicago160000000000
Cincinnati17115001110001
Cleveland16111001110010
Dallas1600000222020
Denver170000000000
Detroit160000000000
Green Bay1800000221020
Houston1800000111010
Indianapolis17339003110010
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City1618001113010
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1711000100000
New England18219102112001
New Orleans16459013110001
N.Y. Jets1600000331021
N.Y. Giants16220011119010
Oakland1600000110010
Philadelphia1623001100000
Pittsburgh16110010229020
San Diego1622700200000
San Francisco19117001120001
Seattle18112001110110
St. Louis16112010228020
Tampa Bay1611000100000
Tennessee1622100200000
Washington17443013110010
Totals534303631624303631246

Per Game By Team

AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.000.000.000.000.000.132.000.000.130.00
Atlanta180.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Baltimore200.000.000.000.000.000.151.850.000.100.05
Buffalo160.000.000.000.000.000.060.500.000.060.00
Carolina160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.000.060.00
Chicago160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati170.060.880.000.000.060.060.590.000.000.06
Cleveland160.060.690.000.000.060.060.630.000.060.00
Dallas160.000.000.000.000.000.131.380.000.130.00
Denver170.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Detroit160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Green Bay180.000.000.000.000.000.111.170.000.110.00
Houston180.000.000.000.000.000.060.610.000.060.00
Indianapolis170.182.290.000.000.180.060.590.000.060.00
Jacksonville160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Kansas City160.060.500.000.000.060.060.810.000.060.00
Miami160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minnesota170.060.590.000.000.060.000.000.000.000.00
New England180.111.060.060.000.110.060.670.000.000.06
New Orleans160.253.690.000.060.190.060.630.000.000.06
N.Y. Jets160.000.000.000.000.000.191.940.000.130.06
N.Y. Giants160.131.250.000.060.060.061.190.000.060.00
Oakland160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.000.060.00
Philadelphia160.131.880.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh160.060.630.000.060.000.131.810.000.130.00
San Diego160.131.690.000.000.130.000.000.000.000.00
San Francisco190.050.890.000.000.050.051.050.000.000.05
Seattle180.060.670.000.000.060.060.560.060.060.00
St. Louis160.060.750.000.060.000.131.750.000.130.00
Tampa Bay160.060.630.000.000.060.000.000.000.000.00
Tennessee160.131.310.000.000.130.000.000.000.000.00
Washington170.242.530.000.060.180.060.590.000.060.00
Totals5341.8321.930.060.361.451.821.580.061.460.34

Player

NameTeamTotal CallsYards LostHomeAwayHome/Away Diff
A.DaltonCincinnati11501-1
A.LuckIndianapolis33903-3
B.RoethlisbergerPittsburgh110101
B.WeedenCleveland11101-1
C.KaepernickSan Francisco11701-1
D.BreesNew Orleans45913-2
E.ManningN.Y. Giants220110
J.FreemanTampa Bay11001-1
J.LockerTennessee22102-2
J.WebbMinnesota11001-1
K.CousinsWashington11001-1
M.CasselKansas City1801-1
M.VickPhiladelphia12001-1
N.FolesPhiladelphia110101
P.RiversSan Diego22702-2
R.GriffinWashington33312-1
R.WilsonSeattle11201-1
S.BradfordSt. Louis112101
T.BradyNew England31903-3
Totals31363625-19

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.
Overall TotalPer Game
WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11611201000.060.7500.0600
21643913000.252.440.060.1900
31623002000.131.8800.1300
41522402000.131.600.1300
61422202100.141.5700.140.070
81411210000.070.860.07000
111411001000.070.7100.0700
121634112000.192.560.060.1300
131622702000.131.6900.1300
141656323000.313.940.130.1900
151633112000.191.940.060.1300
161622602000.131.6300.1300
18422602000.56.500.500
Totals18930363624102.328.070.381.930.070

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceDeclinedOffsettingYardageHomeDismissed
SeattleArizona09/09/2012R.Wilson1410:1729NoNo12YesNo
New OrleansCarolina09/16/2012D.Brees2305:0835NoNo10YesNo
Kansas CityBuffalo09/16/2012M.Cassel2304:52110NoNo8YesNo
WashingtonSt. Louis09/16/2012R.Griffin2103:1427NoNo11YesNo
PittsburghN.Y. Jets09/16/2012B.Roethlisberger2301:08120NoNo10NoNo
Tampa BayDallas09/23/2012J.Freeman3302:03110NoNo10YesNo
PhiladelphiaArizona09/23/2012M.Vick3410:4239NoNo20YesNo
ClevelandBaltimore09/27/2012B.Weeden4405:32110NoNo11YesNo
San DiegoKansas City09/30/2012P.Rivers4100:05110NoNo13YesNo
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets10/14/2012A.Luck6310:5233NoNo12YesNo
New EnglandSeattle10/14/2012T.Brady6200:0633YesNo0YesYes
New EnglandSeattle10/14/2012T.Brady6404:52210NoNo10YesNo
St. LouisNew England10/28/2012S.Bradford8103:5935NoNo12NoNo
New OrleansOakland11/18/2012D.Brees11201:0023NoNo10YesNo
WashingtonDallas11/22/2012R.Griffin12114:13310NoNo12YesNo
New EnglandN.Y. Jets11/22/2012T.Brady12114:53110NoNo9YesNo
New OrleansSan Francisco11/25/2012D.Brees12208:57310NoNo20NoNo
San FranciscoSt. Louis12/02/2012C.Kaepernick13304:36110NoNo17YesNo
N.Y. GiantsWashington12/03/2012E.Manning13215:00110NoNo10YesNo
WashingtonBaltimore12/09/2012R.Griffin14400:49110NoNo10NoNo
San DiegoPittsburgh12/09/2012P.Rivers14411:1739NoNo14YesNo
TennesseeIndianapolis12/09/2012J.Locker14210:07110NoNo10YesNo
New OrleansN.Y. Giants12/09/2012D.Brees14102:15318NoNo19YesNo
N.Y. GiantsNew Orleans12/09/2012E.Manning14406:32210NoNo10NoNo
PhiladelphiaCincinnati12/13/2012N.Foles15205:51110NoNo10NoNo
WashingtonCleveland12/16/2012K.Cousins15303:1429NoNo10YesNo
IndianapolisHouston12/16/2012A.Luck15405:1329NoNo11YesNo
TennesseeGreen Bay12/23/2012J.Locker16106:13210NoNo11YesNo
CincinnatiPittsburgh12/23/2012A.Dalton16309:2627NoNo15YesNo
MinnesotaGreen Bay01/05/2013J.Webb18213:10315NoNo10YesNo
IndianapolisBaltimore01/06/2013A.Luck18200:29210NoNo16YesNo
Totals1.979.3910363250