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 0.88 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1633400300000
Atlanta19110001112010
Baltimore16115001110001
Buffalo160010000000
Carolina16110101110010
Chicago1600000223002
Cincinnati16110001115010
Cleveland1600000225011
Dallas1700000110010
Denver16224011110101
Detroit17110010120001
Green Bay1911001000000
Houston1811001000000
Indianapolis16113010110001
Jacksonville160010000000
Kansas City170010000000
Los Angeles1600000110001
Miami1722401100000
Minnesota1600000112010
New England19220011331012
New Orleans1634303000000
N.Y. Giants17110001110001
N.Y. Jets1617010110110
Oakland17224011223111
Philadelphia1600000110010
Pittsburgh190000000000
San Diego1622201100000
San Francisco1600000110010
Seattle1811000100000
Tampa Bay1600000225011
Tennessee16110010110101
Washington1600000220020
Totals26728316414142831641414
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