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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.28 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.
AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona16220002230011
Atlanta1621901100000
Baltimore160000000000
Buffalo1611000100000
Carolina1700000121010
Chicago1611111000000
Cincinnati17110001110001
Cleveland16332012111001
Dallas16111001335012
Denver19110001110001
Detroit16337021110001
Green Bay170000000000
Houston16232002113010
Indianapolis1800000220020
Jacksonville16223002110010
Kansas City17220011112010
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1600000224020
New England18111010220020
New Orleans18111010333021
N.Y. Jets160000000000
N.Y. Giants16565032345012
Oakland16237011114010
Philadelphia17447031792016
Pittsburgh1600000110010
San Diego1800000227020
San Francisco1900000227002
Seattle1935102100000
St. Louis1600000114101
Tampa Bay16227020220011
Tennessee160000000000
Washington1622401100000
Totals53441508120214150812120

Per Game By Team

AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards 'Gained'DismissedHomeAway
Arizona160.131.250.000.000.130.131.880.000.060.06
Atlanta160.131.190.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Baltimore160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Buffalo160.060.630.000.000.060.000.000.000.000.00
Carolina170.000.000.000.000.000.061.240.000.060.00
Chicago160.060.690.060.060.000.000.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati170.060.590.000.000.060.060.590.000.000.06
Cleveland160.192.000.000.060.130.060.690.000.000.06
Dallas160.060.690.000.000.060.192.190.000.060.13
Denver190.050.530.000.000.050.050.530.000.000.05
Detroit160.192.310.000.130.060.060.630.000.000.06
Green Bay170.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Houston160.132.000.000.000.130.060.810.000.060.00
Indianapolis180.000.000.000.000.000.111.110.000.110.00
Jacksonville160.131.440.000.000.130.060.630.000.060.00
Kansas City170.121.180.000.060.060.060.710.000.060.00
Miami160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minnesota160.000.000.000.000.000.131.500.000.130.00
New England180.060.610.000.060.000.111.110.000.110.00
New Orleans180.060.610.000.060.000.171.830.000.110.06
N.Y. Jets160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
N.Y. Giants160.314.060.000.190.130.192.810.000.060.13
Oakland160.132.310.000.060.060.060.880.000.060.00
Philadelphia170.242.760.000.180.060.415.410.000.060.35
Pittsburgh160.000.000.000.000.000.060.630.000.060.00
San Diego180.000.000.000.000.000.111.500.000.110.00
San Francisco190.000.000.000.000.000.111.420.000.000.11
Seattle190.162.680.000.110.050.000.000.000.000.00
St. Louis160.000.000.000.000.000.060.880.060.000.06
Tampa Bay160.131.690.000.130.000.131.250.000.060.06
Tennessee160.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Washington160.131.500.000.060.060.000.000.000.000.00
Totals5342.5330.720.061.221.292.4430.230.061.231.19

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
Totals214415082021103.5745.571.971.590.070

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