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

Penalties By Week

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1166642400
211141000
Totals177783400

Penalties By Week - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.3840.130.2500
211141000
Totals171.38181.130.2500
Loading Facebook Comments...