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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1162250200
316101000
4132301101
5153372100
6153382110
7153352100
8152151100
9131111000
10132301100
11142181101
12152262000
1316191000
14161150100
15162160200
1616160100
17162200200
Totals24030331151512

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.131.5600.1300
3160.0600.06000
4130.152.310.080.0800.08
5150.22.470.130.0700
6150.22.530.130.070.070
7150.22.330.130.0700
8150.1310.070.0700
9130.080.850.08000
10130.152.310.080.0800
11140.141.290.070.0700.07
12150.131.730.13000
13160.060.560.06000
14160.060.9400.0600
15160.13100.1300
16160.060.3800.0600
17160.131.2500.1300
Totals2402.0122.511.021.020.070.15
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