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 0.56 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona10110001110001
Atlanta900000110010
Baltimore900000220011
Buffalo9122110110010
Carolina90000000000
Chicago90000000000
Cincinnati900000122001
Cleveland911000100000
Dallas900000110010
Denver9113010114001
Detroit90000000000
Green Bay100000000000
Houston90000000000
Indianapolis90000000000
Jacksonville900000113101
Kansas City1022011100000
LA Rams900000110010
LA Chargers1022602000000
Miami90000000000
Minnesota1011001000000
New England944301300000
New Orleans9110001110010
N.Y. Giants1011000100100
N.Y. Jets900000223011
Oakland900000110001
Philadelphia90000000000
Pittsburgh900000112001
San Francisco900000220011
Seattle100000000000
Tampa Bay922002000000
Tennessee10110001110010
Washington90000000000
Totals1481820429918204299
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