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

Teams

There was an average of 0.94 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.
Overall TotalPer Game
NameGamesAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary YardsDismissedHomeAwayAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary Yards
Arizona1600232000000.132
Atlanta1800000000000
Baltimore2000337000000.151.85
Buffalo160018000000.060.5
Carolina1600110000000.060.63
Chicago1600000000000
Cincinnati171151100010.060.880.060.59
Cleveland161111100010.060.690.060.63
Dallas1600222000000.131.38
Denver1700000000000
Detroit1600000000000
Green Bay1800221000000.111.17
Houston1800111000000.060.61
Indianapolis173391100030.182.290.060.59
Jacksonville1600000000000
Kansas City16181130010.060.50.060.81
Miami1600000000000
Minnesota17110000010.060.5900
New England182191121020.111.060.060.67
New Orleans164591100130.253.690.060.63
N.Y. Jets1600331000000.191.94
N.Y. Giants162201190110.131.250.061.19
Oakland1600110000000.060.63
Philadelphia16230000110.131.8800
Pittsburgh161102290100.060.630.131.81
San Diego16227000020.131.6900
San Francisco191171200010.050.890.051.05
Seattle181121100010.060.670.060.56
St. Louis161122280100.060.750.131.75
Tampa Bay16110000010.060.6300
Tennessee16221000020.131.3100
Washington174431100130.242.530.060.59
Totals534303633036316241.821.91.821.6

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
Totals18930363624102.328.10.41.90.10

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