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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.

2022 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.31 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona17338003110001
Atlanta17223011110010
Baltimore18120001223011
Buffalo180000017001
Carolina1700000110001
Chicago170010000000
Cincinnati19222002113001
Cleveland1700000226020
Dallas19224011447031
Denver1700000225011
Detroit1700000332021
Green Bay1719010111010
Houston170000000200
Indianapolis1711001000000
Jacksonville19336012110001
Kansas City1900000328021
Las Vegas17219011115010
LA Rams17222011112010
LA Chargers1800100222120
Miami18338012114010
Minnesota18110001120001
New England1744602200000
New Orleans17220002110010
N.Y. Giants1933701200000
N.Y. Jets1733402118010
Philadelphia1900000116010
Pittsburgh1700000110010
San Francisco2000000226011
Seattle1844602200000
Tampa Bay1800000343012
Tennessee1700100222011
Washington17338003222020
Totals28342492315274249232715