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 0.59 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1018010112010
Atlanta1011200100000
Baltimore100000000000
Buffalo1011001000000
Carolina10225011110001
Chicago1000000220002
Cincinnati100000000000
Cleveland10110010110010
Dallas100000000000
Denver1000000110010
Detroit1000000226020
Green Bay1034002100000
Houston1000000223002
Indianapolis1022101100000
Jacksonville100000000000
Kansas City1022000200000
LA Rams100000000100
LA Chargers100000000000
Miami100000000000
Minnesota1000000224011
New England1011000100000
New Orleans1011400100000
N.Y. Jets1000000221011
N.Y. Giants100000000000
Oakland100000000000
Philadelphia10110010222020
Pittsburgh100000000000
San Francisco1000000222002
Seattle100010000000
Tampa Bay1000000115001
Tennessee1011301000000
Washington1022201100000
Totals160192151109192151910
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