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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.06 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18224011113001
Atlanta1611000100000
Baltimore16220020112001
Buffalo1611801000000
Carolina1900000337012
Chicago1600000110001
Cincinnati1700000567014
Cleveland1633902100000
Dallas160010000000
Denver19110010111001
Detroit16330021111010
Green Bay1811100100000
Houston17339021223011
Indianapolis16217020115010
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City18110001332012
St. Louis16111001220020
Miami160000000000
Minnesota1700000111010
New England180000000000
New Orleans1611100100000
N.Y. Giants1621800200000
N.Y. Jets160000015101
Oakland16111010223002
Philadelphia16110010218020
Pittsburgh1800000220002
San Diego16224020111001
San Francisco160000000000
Seattle18223020112010
Tampa Bay16335021110010
Tennessee16115001115001
Washington1700000110001
Totals26734386121133438611321
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