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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 0.25 Intentional Grounding penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona20000000000
Atlanta222402000000
Baltimore200000118010
Buffalo200000110001
Carolina200000111010
Chicago20000000000
Cincinnati20000000000
Cleveland20000000000
Dallas20000000000
Denver20000000000
Detroit2114001110010
Green Bay200000114010
Houston20000000000
Indianapolis20000000000
Jacksonville20000000000
Kansas City211800100000
Las Vegas20000000000
LA Rams20000000000
LA Chargers20000000000
Miami211001000000
Minnesota20000000000
New England211000100000
New Orleans211100100000
N.Y. Giants20000000000
N.Y. Jets200000110010
Philadelphia200000224002
Pittsburgh20000000000
San Francisco211000100000
Seattle20000000000
Tampa Bay20000000000
Tennessee20000000000
Washington20000000000
Totals32897035897053