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.

2015 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
HoustonKansas City09/13/15B.HoyerQB1409:1611012NoNoNoOffense
HoustonCarolina09/20/15R.MallettQB2400:2221012NoNoYesOffense
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets09/21/15A.LuckQB2212:12365NoNoNoOffense
BaltimoreCincinnati09/27/15J.FlaccoQB3406:0411010NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CityCincinnati10/04/15A.SmithQB4301:2211010NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayCarolina10/04/15J.WinstonQB4101:2711013NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayCarolina10/04/15J.WinstonQB4404:1011012NoNoNoOffense
DetroitChicago10/18/15M.StaffordQB6400:492210NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloCincinnati10/18/15E.ManuelQB6212:473318NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/19/15E.ManningQB6201:3911010NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/19/15E.ManningQB6305:25378NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoOakland10/25/15P.RiversQB7310:013513NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaBaltimore10/26/15C.PalmerQB7402:3221012NoNoNoOffense
HoustonTennessee11/01/15B.HoyerQB8309:522315NoNoNoOffense
St. LouisMinnesota11/08/15N.FolesQB9409:553711NoNoYesOffense
DenverKansas City11/15/15P.ManningQB10202:562510NoNoNoOffense
ArizonaSeattle11/15/15C.PalmerQB10303:383612NoNoYesOffense
SeattleArizona11/15/15R.WilsonQB10407:0211013NoNoNoOffense
DetroitOakland11/22/15M.StaffordQB11200:2111010NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansHouston11/29/15D.BreesQB12202:1211011NoNoYesOffense
SeattlePittsburgh11/29/15R.WilsonQB12200:502210NoNoNoOffense
Green BayDetroit12/03/15A.RodgersQB13101:0211011NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandCincinnati12/06/15A.DavisQB13304:503216NoNoNoOffense
ClevelandCincinnati12/06/15A.DavisQB13405:182313NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaTampa Bay12/06/15M.RyanQB13303:1631010NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoDenver12/06/15P.RiversQB13403:2911011NoNoNoOffense
DetroitSt. Louis12/13/15M.StaffordQB14200:1311010NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BaySt. Louis12/17/15J.WinstonQB15102:023310NoNoYesOffense
DallasN.Y. Jets12/19/15M.CasselQB15108:422170YesNoNoOffense
IndianapolisHouston12/20/15M.HasselbeckQB15311:463712NoNoNoOffense
OaklandSan Diego12/24/15D.CarrQB16400:342611NoNoNoOffense
PhiladelphiaWashington12/26/15S.BradfordQB16104:543710NoNoNoOffense
ClevelandKansas City12/27/15J.ManzielQB16409:042810NoNoYesOffense
BaltimorePittsburgh12/27/15R.MallettQB16106:0211010NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeIndianapolis01/03/16Z.MettenbergerQB17108:5711015NoNoYesOffense
Totals2.721.97.683861013
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