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.

2016 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
CarolinaDenver09/08/16C.NewtonQB1400:422100NoYesYesOffense
New OrleansOakland09/11/16D.BreesQB1106:413813NoNoNoOffense
MiamiCleveland09/25/16R.TannehillQB3406:3331014NoNoNoOffense
HoustonTennessee10/02/16B.OsweilerQB4213:5231310NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisChicago10/09/16A.LuckQB5302:593213NoNoNoOffense
CincinnatiDallas10/09/16A.DaltonQB5309:0421710NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleOakland10/23/16B.BortlesQB7405:441100NoYesNoDefense
OaklandTampa Bay10/30/16D.CarrQB8212:003714NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaCarolina10/30/16C.PalmerQB8106:5522010NoNoYesOffense
DenverOakland11/06/16T.SiemianQB9300:3711010NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaPhiladelphia11/13/16M.RyanQB10406:2611010NoNoYesOffense
SeattleNew England11/13/16R.WilsonQB10303:0931310NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaMinnesota11/20/16C.PalmerQB11404:3131812NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandSan Francisco11/20/16T.BradyQB11209:3121110NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaAtlanta11/27/16C.PalmerQB12204:0322012NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansLos Angeles11/27/16D.BreesQB12205:362510NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsNew England11/27/16R.FitzpatrickQB12405:27247NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansDetroit12/04/16D.BreesQB13113:363120NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoTampa Bay12/04/16P.RiversQB13209:0111011NoNoNoOffense
Totals2.682.2110.481960210
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