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 0.09 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20000019001
Atlanta20000000000
Baltimore20000000000
Buffalo20000000000
Carolina20000000000
Chicago20000000000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland20000000000
Dallas20000000000
Denver20000000000
Detroit21901000000
Green Bay20000000000
Houston20000000000
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City20000000000
LA Rams20000000000
LA Chargers20000000000
Miami10000000000
Minnesota20000000000
New England20000000000
New Orleans20000000000
N.Y. Jets20000000000
N.Y. Giants20000000000
Oakland20000000000
Philadelphia211600100000
Pittsburgh20000000000
San Francisco211100100000
Seattle200000111010
Tampa Bay10000000000
Tennessee20000000000
Washington200000116010
Totals31336012336021
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