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.

2015 Stats

Penalty Log

AgainstBeneficiaryDatePlayerPosWeekQuarterTimeDownDistanceYardageDeclinedOffsettingHomePhase
HoustonKansas City09/13/15B.HoyerQB1409:1611012NoNoYesOffense
HoustonCarolina09/20/15R.MallettQB2400:2221012NoNoNoOffense
IndianapolisN.Y. Jets09/21/15A.LuckQB2212:12365NoNoYesOffense
BaltimoreCincinnati09/27/15J.FlaccoQB3406:0411010NoNoYesOffense
Kansas CityCincinnati10/04/15A.SmithQB4301:2211010NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BayCarolina10/04/15J.WinstonQB4101:2711013NoNoYesOffense
Tampa BayCarolina10/04/15J.WinstonQB4404:1011012NoNoYesOffense
DetroitChicago10/18/15M.StaffordQB6400:492210NoNoYesOffense
BuffaloCincinnati10/18/15E.ManuelQB6212:473318NoNoYesOffense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/19/15E.ManningQB6201:3911010NoNoNoOffense
N.Y. GiantsPhiladelphia10/19/15E.ManningQB6305:25378NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoOakland10/25/15P.RiversQB7310:013513NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaBaltimore10/26/15C.PalmerQB7402:3221012NoNoYesOffense
HoustonTennessee11/01/15B.HoyerQB8309:522315NoNoYesOffense
St. LouisMinnesota11/08/15N.FolesQB9409:553711NoNoNoOffense
DenverKansas City11/15/15P.ManningQB10202:562510NoNoYesOffense
ArizonaSeattle11/15/15C.PalmerQB10303:383612NoNoNoOffense
SeattleArizona11/15/15R.WilsonQB10407:0211013NoNoYesOffense
DetroitOakland11/22/15M.StaffordQB11200:2111010NoNoYesOffense
New OrleansHouston11/29/15D.BreesQB12202:1211011NoNoNoOffense
SeattlePittsburgh11/29/15R.WilsonQB12200:502210NoNoYesOffense
Green BayDetroit12/03/15A.RodgersQB13101:0211011NoNoNoOffense
ClevelandCincinnati12/06/15A.DavisQB13304:503216NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandCincinnati12/06/15A.DavisQB13405:182313NoNoYesOffense
AtlantaTampa Bay12/06/15M.RyanQB13303:1631010NoNoNoOffense
San DiegoDenver12/06/15P.RiversQB13403:2911011NoNoYesOffense
DetroitSt. Louis12/13/15M.StaffordQB14200:1311010NoNoNoOffense
Tampa BaySt. Louis12/17/15J.WinstonQB15102:023310NoNoNoOffense
DallasN.Y. Jets12/19/15M.CasselQB15108:422170YesNoYesOffense
IndianapolisHouston12/20/15M.HasselbeckQB15311:463712NoNoYesOffense
OaklandSan Diego12/24/15D.CarrQB16400:342611NoNoYesOffense
PhiladelphiaWashington12/26/15S.BradfordQB16104:543710NoNoYesOffense
ClevelandKansas City12/27/15J.ManzielQB16409:042810NoNoNoOffense
BaltimorePittsburgh12/27/15R.MallettQB16106:0211010NoNoYesOffense
TennesseeIndianapolis01/03/16Z.MettenbergerQB17108:5711015NoNoNoOffense
Totals2.721.97.683861022
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