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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.

Penalties By Season

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

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SeasonGamesPenalty CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal Flags
20202694550321240146
20212853034218120030
20224910116370111
20092673641617190238
20102674753019280249
20112674346319240144
2012267303636241031
20132674150820211042
20142673033115151233
20152673438621131035
20162672831614140432
20172673741915220340
20182672730816110128
20192673438015191136
Totals35404725381219253518495


Penalties By Season - Per Game

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

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SeasonGamesPenalty CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsettingTotal Flags
20202690.171.870.080.090.000.000.17
20212850.111.200.060.040.000.000.11
2022490.202.370.060.140.000.020.22
20092670.131.560.060.070.000.010.14
20102670.181.990.070.100.000.010.18
20112670.161.730.070.090.000.000.16
20122670.111.360.020.090.000.000.12
20132670.151.900.070.080.000.000.16
20142670.111.240.060.060.000.010.12
20152670.131.450.080.050.000.000.13
20162670.101.180.050.050.000.010.12
20172670.141.570.060.080.000.010.15
20182670.101.150.060.040.000.000.10
20192670.131.420.060.070.000.000.13
Totals35400.131.520.060.070.000.010.14