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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1161120100
2164391300
3162300200
4152240200
6142220210
8141121000
11141100100
12163411200
13162270200
14165632300
15163311200
16162260200
1842260200
Totals1893036362410

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.060.7500.0600
2160.252.440.060.1900
3160.131.8800.1300
4150.131.600.1300
6140.141.5700.140.070
8140.070.860.07000
11140.070.7100.0700
12160.192.560.060.1300
13160.131.6900.1300
14160.313.940.130.1900
15160.191.940.060.1300
16160.131.6300.1300
1840.56.500.500
Totals1892.328.070.381.930.070
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