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 1.16 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona160000019001
Atlanta1811010100000
Baltimore16114001110001
Buffalo17110001223011
Carolina17113001229002
Chicago161900100000
Cincinnati1622200200000
Cleveland161600100000
Dallas160010000000
Denver1600000116001
Detroit1619010113010
Green Bay16223011112010
Houston16110010216011
Indianapolis16221002110010
Jacksonville1900000330021
Kansas City170010000000
LA Rams1721802015001
LA Chargers1645502200000
Miami1611301000000
Minnesota180000019010
New England1911001000000
New Orleans18229020551041
N.Y. Jets1600000333021
N.Y. Giants1600000227020
Oakland1600000110001
Philadelphia19116001116001
Pittsburgh1711001000100
San Francisco16332012110101
Seattle16559023222111
Tampa Bay1611000100000
Tennessee1800000452040
Washington16220002116010
Totals26737419315223741932215
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