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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1164571300
3161120100
4154511300
5143343000
6153333000
7153303000
8133482100
9131171000
10144560400
11152211100
12142230210
13162201100
14162211100
17164461300
1842231100
2021161000
Totals21441508202110

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.253.560.060.1900
3160.060.7500.0600
4150.273.40.070.200
5140.212.430.21000
6150.22.20.2000
7150.220.2000
8130.233.690.150.0800
9130.081.310.08000
10140.29400.2900
11150.131.40.070.0700
12140.141.6400.140.070
13160.131.250.060.0600
14160.131.310.060.0600
17160.252.880.060.1900
1840.55.750.250.2500
2020.580.5000
Totals2143.5745.571.971.590.070
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