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.

2018 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.84 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1618010112010
Atlanta1611200100000
Baltimore1711701018001
Buffalo1622002000000
Carolina16225011110001
Chicago1700000220002
Cincinnati1611001000000
Cleveland16110010110010
Dallas180000000000
Denver16115001220011
Detroit1600000226020
Green Bay1645102200000
Houston1700000223002
Indianapolis1822101100000
Jacksonville160000000000
Kansas City1832801200000
LA Rams1911201000100
LA Chargers180000000000
Miami1600000110001
Minnesota1600000224011
New England19110001110001
New Orleans1811400100000
N.Y. Jets1600000332021
N.Y. Giants160000000000
Oakland160000000000
Philadelphia18110010222020
Pittsburgh1611001000000
San Francisco1600000449013
Seattle170010000000
Tampa Bay1600000232002
Tennessee1611301000000
Washington1622201100000
Totals26727308116112730811116
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