Reviews - NFL Sportsbooks - Wager On Football - NFL Football
Intentional Grounding of Forward Pass
1. Intentional grounding of a forward pass is a
foul: loss of down and 10 yards from previous spot
if passer is in the field of play or loss of down
at the spot of the foul if it occurs more than 10
yards behind the line or safety if passer is in
his own end zone when ball is released.
2. Intentional grounding will be called when a
passer, facing an imminent loss of yardage due to
pressure from the defense, throws a forward pass
without a realistic chance of completion.
3. Intentional grounding will not be called when
a passer, while out of the pocket and facing an
imminent loss of yardage, throws a pass that lands
at or beyond the line of scrimmage, even if no offensive
player(s) have a realistic chance to catch the ball
(including if the ball lands out of bounds over
the sideline or end line).