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.

2013 Stats

Teams

There was an average of 1.28 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.
Overall TotalPer Game
NameGamesAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary YardsDismissedHomeAwayAgainstYards LostBeneficiaryBeneficiary Yards
Arizona162202300020.131.250.131.88
Atlanta16219000110.131.1900
Baltimore1600000000000
Buffalo16110000010.060.6300
Carolina1700121000000.061.24
Chicago16111001100.060.6900
Cincinnati171101100010.060.590.060.59
Cleveland163321110120.1920.060.69
Dallas161113350010.060.690.192.19
Denver191101100010.050.530.050.53
Detroit163371100210.192.310.060.63
Green Bay1700000000000
Houston162321130020.1320.060.81
Indianapolis1800220000000.111.11
Jacksonville162231100020.131.440.060.63
Kansas City172201120110.121.180.060.71
Miami1600000000000
Minnesota1600224000000.131.5
New England181112200100.060.610.111.11
New Orleans181113330100.060.610.171.83
N.Y. Jets1600000000000
N.Y. Giants165653450320.314.060.192.81
Oakland162371140110.132.310.060.88
Philadelphia174477920310.242.760.415.41
Pittsburgh1600110000000.060.63
San Diego1800227000000.111.5
San Francisco1900227000000.111.42
Seattle19351000210.162.6800
St. Louis1600114000000.060.88
Tampa Bay162272200200.131.690.131.25
Tennessee1600000000000
Washington16224000110.131.500
Totals5344150841508120212.530.72.430.2

Player

NameTeamTotal CallsYards LostHomeAwayHome/Away Diff
A.DaltonCincinnati11001-1
A.SmithKansas City220110
B.HoyerCleveland11201-1
B.WeedenCleveland110101
C.HenneJacksonville22302-2
C.KeenumHouston11501-1
C.PalmerArizona22002-2
D.BreesNew Orleans111101
E.ManningN.Y. Giants565321
E.ManuelBuffalo11001-1
J.CampbellCleveland11001-1
J.CutlerChicago111101
J.McCownChicago1001-1
M.GlennonTampa Bay227202
M.RyanAtlanta219110
M.SchaubHouston11701-1
M.StaffordDetroit337211
M.VickPhiladelphia114101
N.FolesPhiladelphia333211
P.ManningDenver11001-1
R.GriffinWashington224110
R.WilsonSeattle351211
T.BradyNew England111101
T.PryorOakland237110
T.RomoDallas11101-1
Totals425082022-2

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.
Overall TotalPer Game
WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
11645713000.253.560.060.1900
31611201000.060.7500.0600
41545113000.273.40.070.200
51433430000.212.430.21000
61533330000.22.20.2000
71533030000.220.2000
81334821000.233.690.150.0800
91311710000.081.310.08000
101445604000.29400.2900
111522111000.131.40.070.0700
121422302100.141.6400.140.070
131622011000.131.250.060.0600
141622111000.131.310.060.0600
171644613000.252.880.060.1900
18422311000.55.750.250.2500
20211610000.580.5000
Totals214415082021103.645.621.60.10

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceDeclinedOffsettingYardageHomeDismissed
SeattleCarolina09/08/2013R.Wilson1304:06110NoNo21YesNo
AtlantaNew Orleans09/08/2013M.Ryan1200:45320NoNo9YesNo
WashingtonPhiladelphia09/09/2013R.Griffin1200:3223NoNo10NoNo
HoustonSan Diego09/09/2013M.Schaub1309:0121NoNo17YesNo
ClevelandMinnesota09/22/2013B.Hoyer3301:53218NoNo12YesNo
N.Y. GiantsKansas City09/29/2013E.Manning4306:5227NoNo12YesNo
ArizonaTampa Bay09/29/2013C.Palmer4306:16110NoNo10YesNo
Tampa BayArizona09/29/2013M.Glennon4303:47110NoNo15NoNo
WashingtonOakland09/29/2013R.Griffin4215:0024NoNo14YesNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/06/2013E.Manning5102:36110NoNo10NoNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/06/2013E.Manning5414:19213NoNo10NoNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/06/2013E.Manning5403:35110NoNo14NoNo
ChicagoN.Y. Giants10/10/2013J.Cutler6409:4335NoNo11NoNo
ClevelandDetroit10/13/2013B.Weeden6409:57110NoNo10NoNo
Tampa BayPhiladelphia10/13/2013M.Glennon6102:2724NoNo12NoNo
AtlantaTampa Bay10/20/2013M.Ryan7308:3025NoNo10NoNo
DetroitCincinnati10/20/2013M.Stafford7412:1428NoNo10NoNo
PhiladelphiaDallas10/20/2013N.Foles7113:53310NoNo10NoNo
DetroitDallas10/27/2013M.Stafford8200:29310NoNo15NoNo
PhiladelphiaN.Y. Giants10/27/2013M.Vick8101:3429NoNo14NoNo
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/27/2013E.Manning8305:45110NoNo19YesNo
OaklandPhiladelphia11/03/2013T.Pryor9212:3326NoNo17NoNo
OaklandN.Y. Giants11/10/2013T.Pryor10205:48110NoNo20YesNo
BuffaloPittsburgh11/10/2013E.Manuel10400:5513NoNo10YesNo
HoustonArizona11/10/2013C.Keenum10201:14210NoNo15YesNo
DallasNew Orleans11/10/2013T.Romo10300:33210NoNo11YesNo
ArizonaJacksonville11/17/2013C.Palmer11407:1233NoNo10YesNo
New OrleansSan Francisco11/17/2013D.Brees11402:35110NoNo11NoNo
JacksonvilleHouston11/24/2013C.Henne12214:25216NoNo13YesNo
ChicagoSt. Louis11/24/2013J.McCown12208:5927YesNo0YesYes
DenverNew England11/24/2013P.Manning12209:03110NoNo10YesNo
Kansas CityDenver12/01/2013A.Smith13201:12110NoNo10NoNo
CincinnatiSan Diego12/01/2013A.Dalton13311:2232NoNo10YesNo
New EnglandCleveland12/08/2013T.Brady14407:15110NoNo11NoNo
ClevelandNew England12/08/2013J.Campbell14404:1227NoNo10YesNo
PhiladelphiaDallas12/29/2013N.Foles17100:45110NoNo10YesNo
JacksonvilleIndianapolis12/29/2013C.Henne17205:20110NoNo10YesNo
DetroitMinnesota12/29/2013M.Stafford17413:34110NoNo12YesNo
SeattleSt. Louis12/29/2013R.Wilson17313:14215NoNo14NoNo
Kansas CityIndianapolis01/04/2014A.Smith18402:3027NoNo10YesNo
PhiladelphiaNew Orleans01/04/2014N.Foles18314:2424NoNo13NoNo
SeattleSan Francisco01/19/2014R.Wilson20300:0626NoNo16NoNo
Totals1.768.6410508220