red zone

noun

Definition of red zone

: the area of a football field inside an opponent's 20-yard line

Examples of red zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Edgewater responded by returning to the red zone, aided by completions from Canaan Mobley to Jeremiah Connelly and Tommi Hill. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, "Jones thumps Edgewater in showdown of top-ranked teams," 24 Oct. 2020 The Ragin' Cajuns were able to convert a 3rd-and-10 on the second play of the quarter but the UAB defense held firm in the red zone and forced Louisiana to settle for a 21-yard field goal from Nate Snyder. Evan Dudley, al, "Quarter-by-quarter look at UAB’s 24-20 loss to Louisiana," 24 Oct. 2020 To exit out of the red zone, clusters will need to have positivity rates of less than 3 percent in high-population areas and 4 percent in less dense areas. Steve Bittenbender, Washington Examiner, "Warning against 'COVID fatigue,' Cuomo makes tweaks to New York's travel policies," 22 Oct. 2020 Pittsburgh has allowed only one rushing touchdown in the red zone. Tyler James, The Indianapolis Star, "Notebook: Notre Dame to spend more time on red-zone offense," 20 Oct. 2020 Miami scored touchdowns in three of the team’s five trips inside the red zone. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Grades and stock up, stock down for Dolphins' win over Jets," 19 Oct. 2020 Avon, Dracut, Dudley and Southbridge came out of the red zone. CBS News, "Watch live: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gives COVID-19 update," 15 Oct. 2020 Ruckert scored two touchdowns in the red zone in 12-personnel sets that didn’t exist before last season. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football thinks 2022 target Oscar Delp can make big plays as a tight end: Buckeyes Recruiting Roundup," 13 Oct. 2020 The Chargers went 3 of 3 in the red zone, scoring three touchdowns from quarterback Justin Herbert to three different receivers. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Saints overcome 17-point deficit to outlast Chargers in overtime," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of red zone

1972, in the meaning defined above

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28 Oct 2020

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“Red zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20zone. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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