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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.

2021 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.66 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona110000000000
Atlanta1122402000000
Baltimore1100000118010
Buffalo11233011110001
Carolina12213011221011
Chicago110000000000
Cincinnati110000000000
Cleveland1211000100000
Dallas1100000113001
Denver110000000000
Detroit11114001110010
Green Bay1200000114010
Houston1100000110001
Indianapolis1211000100000
Jacksonville110000000000
Kansas City11228011118010
Las Vegas1111801000000
LA Rams110000000000
LA Chargers1100000110010
Miami12110010343003
Minnesota11223011110010
New England12110001110001
New Orleans1111100100000
N.Y. Giants11110010213011
N.Y. Jets11110010110010
Philadelphia1200000224002
Pittsburgh110000000000
San Francisco1111000100000
Seattle110000000000
Tampa Bay110000000000
Tennessee12110010110010
Washington110000000000
Totals18021244011102124401011