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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1161121000
2162171100
3161101000
4153352100
6144462200
7142252000
8141151000
9131110100
10143352100
11141101000
12162211100
13165613200
14161100100
15162221110
16164413100
17161150100
Totals24234386211310

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.060.750.06000
2160.131.060.060.0600
3160.060.630.06000
4150.22.330.130.0700
6140.293.290.140.1400
7140.141.790.14000
8140.071.070.07000
9130.080.8500.0800
10140.212.50.140.0700
11140.070.710.07000
12160.131.310.060.0600
13160.313.810.190.1300
14160.060.6300.0600
15160.131.380.060.060.060
16160.252.560.190.0600
17160.060.9400.0600
Totals2422.2525.611.370.850.060
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