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 0.28 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona60000019001
Atlanta50000000000
Baltimore60000000000
Buffalo50000000000
Carolina60000000000
Chicago60000000000
Cincinnati511200100000
Cleveland61600100000
Dallas50000000000
Denver50000000000
Detroit61901000000
Green Bay600000112010
Houston60000016010
Indianapolis6111001110010
Jacksonville60000000000
Kansas City70010000000
LA Rams60000000000
LA Chargers611600100000
Miami50000000000
Minnesota60000000000
New England60000000000
New Orleans50000000000
N.Y. Jets60000000000
N.Y. Giants600000116010
Oakland70000000000
Philadelphia611600100000
Pittsburgh60000000100
San Francisco622100200000
Seattle5117001111010
Tampa Bay50000000000
Tennessee600000228020
Washington500000116010
Totals9291081189108181
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