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

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
AtlantaPhiladelphia09/06/18M.RyanQB1311:0421012NoNoYesOffense
WashingtonArizona09/09/18A.SmithQB1110:293912NoNoYesOffense
Green BayChicago09/09/18A.RodgersQB1301:322410NoNoNoOffense
TennesseeHouston09/16/18B.GabbertQB2203:4331613NoNoNoOffense
Totals2.252.59.7547002
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