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.

2020 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.59 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona733302100000
Atlanta711101000000
Baltimore60000000000
Buffalo70000000000
Carolina7110001110010
Chicago60000000000
Cincinnati700000114001
Cleveland722702010010
Dallas700000110001
Denver621901100000
Detroit6110001110001
Green Bay6113101110010
Houston70000019001
Indianapolis61000100000
Jacksonville70000000000
Kansas City70000019001
Las Vegas611000100000
LA Rams611001000000
LA Chargers60000000000
Miami600000113010
Minnesota600000113010
New England60000000000
New Orleans600000110010
N.Y. Giants700000116001
N.Y. Jets7113001110010
Philadelphia711601000000
Pittsburgh619010110001
San Francisco700000110010
Seattle600000111001
Tampa Bay7110001110110
Tennessee611001000000
Washington700000226002
Totals104192011109192011910
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