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

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.53 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1233400300000
Atlanta12110001112010
Baltimore120000000000
Buffalo120000000000
Carolina1200100110010
Chicago1200000113001
Cincinnati1211000100000
Cleveland1200000114001
Dallas1200000110010
Denver1211000100100
Detroit1200000120001
Green Bay120000000000
Houston1211001000000
Indianapolis1111301000000
Jacksonville120010000000
Kansas City120000000000
Los Angeles1200000110001
Miami1211401000000
Minnesota1200000112010
New England12110001217011
New Orleans1234303000000
N.Y. Giants120000000000
N.Y. Jets111701000000
Oakland12114001223111
Philadelphia1200000110010
Pittsburgh120000000000
San Diego1211101000000
San Francisco1200000110010
Seattle1211000100000
Tampa Bay1200000225011
Tennessee1200000110001
Washington120000000000
Totals1911719628917196298
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