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.

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.75 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona12110001220011
Atlanta1200000335021
Baltimore1200000220011
Buffalo12122110110010
Carolina1211501000000
Chicago1300000112010
Cincinnati1200000232011
Cleveland1211000100000
Dallas13112001110010
Denver12113010114001
Detroit120000000000
Green Bay120000000000
Houston120000000000
Indianapolis120000000000
Jacksonville1219010113101
Kansas City1222011100000
LA Rams12110001110010
LA Chargers1222602000000
Miami120000000000
Minnesota1211001000000
New England1244301300000
New Orleans12220002110010
N.Y. Giants1211000100100
N.Y. Jets1200000223011
Oakland1200000110001
Philadelphia120000000000
Pittsburgh12110001112001
San Francisco1200000220011
Seattle120000000000
Tampa Bay1222002019001
Tennessee12110001110010
Washington120000000000
Totals19324270211132427021311
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