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.

2014 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.94 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona170000000000
Atlanta160000000000
Baltimore181600100000
Buffalo1631602100000
Carolina18110001120001
Chicago1600000110010
Cincinnati1700000110001
Cleveland160000000000
Dallas18220020110001
Denver17220002111101
Detroit1722300200000
Green Bay18225011226011
Houston1600000331021
Indianapolis1921401100000
Jacksonville1600000112101
Kansas City1600000110110
St. Louis160000000000
Miami16110001336021
Minnesota16116010110001
New England1922102000000
New Orleans160000000000
N.Y. Giants1611001000000
N.Y. Jets16223102113010
Oakland16230020110010
Philadelphia16120010227011
Pittsburgh170000015010
San Diego16110101440022
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle1911510100000
Tampa Bay1600000110010
Tennessee16112010221011
Washington16230011219002
Totals26730331315153033131515
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