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.

2010 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
ArizonaSt. Louis09/12/10D.AndersonQB1312:183910NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoSeattle09/12/10A.SmithQB1313:4031010NoNoNoOffense
BuffaloGreen Bay09/19/10T.EdwardsQB2207:3411010NoNoNoOffense
TennesseePittsburgh09/19/10K.CollinsQB2410:082915NoNoYesOffense
CincinnatiBaltimore09/19/10C.PalmerQB2300:263611NoNoYesOffense
DallasHouston09/26/10T.RomoQB3200:2711010NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoKansas City09/26/10A.SmithQB3308:2711010NoNoNoOffense
Green BayChicago09/27/10A.RodgersQB3402:3311010NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsBuffalo10/03/10M.SanchezQB4411:493610NoNoNoOffense
AtlantaSan Francisco10/03/10M.RyanQB4200:292810NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoAtlanta10/03/10A.SmithQB4403:523410NoNoNoOffense
OaklandHouston10/03/10B.GradkowskiQB4402:002313NoNoYesOffense
San DiegoArizona10/03/10P.RiversQB4308:523414NoNoYesOffense
DenverBaltimore10/10/10K.OrtonQB5404:222510NoNoNoOffense
DetroitN.Y. Giants10/17/10D.StantonQB6200:4811016NoNoNoOffense
San FranciscoOakland10/17/10A.SmithQB6311:3211512NoNoYesOffense
San FranciscoOakland10/17/10A.SmithQB6300:1111010NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloKansas City10/31/10R.FitzpatrickQB8501:2431015NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonDetroit10/31/10R.GrossmanQB8400:2911010NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaNew England10/31/10B.FavreQB8208:4511510NoNoNoOffense
MinnesotaNew England10/31/10B.FavreQB8408:352310NoNoNoOffense
HoustonSan Diego11/07/10M.SchaubQB9404:032510NoNoYesOffense
MinnesotaChicago11/14/10B.FavreQB10212:1831010NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsDallas11/14/10E.ManningQB10411:0811010NoNoYesOffense
New EnglandPittsburgh11/14/10T.BradyQB10410:0421010NoNoNoOffense
SeattleNew Orleans11/21/10M.HasselbeckQB11200:2412010NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaCleveland11/28/10J.ClausenQB12112:1111013NoNoNoOffense
ClevelandCarolina11/28/10J.DelhommeQB12107:082811NoNoYesOffense
SeattleKansas City11/28/10M.HasselbeckQB12204:163211NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityDenver12/05/10M.CasselQB13303:303810NoNoYesOffense
Green BaySan Francisco12/05/10A.RodgersQB13105:132610NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayAtlanta12/05/10J.FreemanQB13402:3611012NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaSt. Louis12/05/10J.SkeltonQB13408:5921010NoNoYesOffense
JacksonvilleOakland12/12/10D.GarrardQB14103:1721012NoNoYesOffense
St. LouisNew Orleans12/12/10S.BradfordQB14200:372414NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CitySt. Louis12/19/10M.CasselQB15200:4011010NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansBaltimore12/19/10D.BreesQB15103:542813NoNoNoOffense
OaklandDenver12/19/10J.CampbellQB15308:15340NoYesYesOffense
San FranciscoSt. Louis12/26/10T.SmithQB16100:5311010NoNoNoOffense
WashingtonJacksonville12/26/10R.GrossmanQB16309:382112NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. JetsBuffalo01/02/11M.BrunellQB17200:261100NoYesYesOffense
Kansas CityOakland01/02/11M.CasselQB17203:5221013NoNoYesOffense
DallasPhiladelphia01/02/11S.McGeeQB17102:4931410NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaAtlanta01/02/11B.LaFellWR17313:3011017NoNoNoOffense
CarolinaAtlanta01/02/11J.ClausenQB17411:1611010NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoDenver01/02/11P.RiversQB17210:242416NoNoNoOffense
New OrleansSeattle01/08/11D.BreesQB18310:032610NoNoNoOffense
Kansas CityBaltimore01/09/11M.CasselQB18306:3111010NoNoYesOffense
ChicagoGreen Bay01/23/11C.HanieQB20402:3811010NoNoYesOffense
Totals2.791.828.495300221
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