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.

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1166642400
2164472200
3163323000
4151100100
7144454000
514100100
6141130101
9145472300
10142271100
11131120100
Totals14628297141401

Penalties By Week - Per Game

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

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WeekGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
1160.3840.130.2500
2160.252.940.130.1300
3160.1920.19000
4150.070.6700.0700
7140.293.210.29000
5140.07000.0700
6140.070.9300.0700.07
9140.363.360.140.2100
10140.141.930.070.0700
11130.080.9200.0800
Totals1461.919.960.950.9500.07
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