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.

2017 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.81 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona130000019001
Atlanta1311010100000
Baltimore13114001110001
Buffalo1300000110010
Carolina1300000112001
Chicago130000000000
Cincinnati1322200200000
Cleveland131600100000
Dallas130010000000
Denver1400000116001
Detroit131901000000
Green Bay13110010112010
Houston13110010216011
Indianapolis14221002110010
Jacksonville1300000110010
Kansas City130010000000
LA Rams1321802000000
LA Chargers1323201100000
Miami130000000000
Minnesota130000000000
New England130000000000
New Orleans13112010438031
N.Y. Jets1300000110010
N.Y. Giants1300000227020
Oakland130000000000
Philadelphia13116001116001
Pittsburgh130000000100
San Francisco13332012110101
Seattle13454013222111
Tampa Bay1311000100000
Tennessee1300000452040
Washington13220002116010
Totals209262963917262963179
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