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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1161131001
3161141000
4151101000
5142231100
715000001
8132240200
9131100100
10142200200
11142220200
12163292100
13142312000
Totals160171968902

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.060.810.06000.06
3160.060.880.06000
4150.070.670.07000
5140.141.640.070.0700
715000000.07
8130.151.8500.1500
9130.080.7700.0800
10140.141.4300.1400
11140.141.5700.1400
12160.191.810.130.0600
13140.142.210.14000
Totals1601.1713.640.530.6400.13
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