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 0.81 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona13110001220011
Atlanta1300000335021
Baltimore1300000220011
Buffalo13122110110010
Carolina1311501000000
Chicago1300000112010
Cincinnati13110001232011
Cleveland13110001110010
Dallas13112001110010
Denver13113010114001
Detroit130000000000
Green Bay130000000000
Houston130000000000
Indianapolis1300000116001
Jacksonville1319010113101
Kansas City1322011100000
LA Rams13110001110010
LA Chargers1322602000000
Miami130000000000
Minnesota1311001000000
New England1344301300000
New Orleans13220002110010
N.Y. Giants1211000100100
N.Y. Jets1300000223011
Oakland1300000110001
Philadelphia120000000000
Pittsburgh13110001112001
San Francisco1300000220011
Seattle130000000000
Tampa Bay1333603019001
Tennessee13110001110010
Washington130000000000
Totals20726296212142629621412
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