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 0.41 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona70000000000
Atlanta700000110010
Baltimore700000110001
Buffalo6122110110010
Carolina60000000000
Chicago60000000000
Cincinnati700000122001
Cleveland611000100000
Dallas700000110010
Denver7113010114001
Detroit60000000000
Green Bay70000000000
Houston70000000000
Indianapolis60000000000
Jacksonville700000113101
Kansas City711011000000
LA Rams700000110010
LA Chargers722602000000
Miami60000000000
Minnesota711001000000
New England622001100000
New Orleans711000100000
N.Y. Giants711000100100
N.Y. Jets500000110001
Oakland600000110001
Philadelphia70000000000
Pittsburgh600000112001
San Francisco600000220011
Seattle70000000000
Tampa Bay611001000000
Tennessee711000100000
Washington70000000000
Totals1051315128513151258
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