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

Penalties By Week

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1152251100
2161110100
3162290200
5142260200
6142170201
7152271101
8131100100
9132240200
10142201100
11143301201
Totals1441921941503

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1150.131.670.070.0700
2160.060.6900.0600
3160.131.8100.1300
5140.141.8600.1400
6140.141.2100.1400.07
7150.131.80.070.0700.07
8130.080.7700.0800
9130.151.8500.1500
10140.141.430.070.0700
11140.212.140.070.1400.07
Totals1441.3115.230.281.0500.21
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