red zone

noun

Definition of red zone

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

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Jacoby Brissett completed 5 of 12 passes in practice Monday, threw one interception to Ya-Sin and threw another interception to George Odum in the red zone. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Colts camp observations: Rock Ya-Sin, Deon Cain light up shortened practice," 12 Aug. 2019 Finally, Godwin played an important role for the Buccaneers in the red zone. Matt Gajewski, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Wide Receiver Position Primer," 8 Aug. 2019 If a driver ranked in the red zone for too long, he or she could be fired. Christopher Leonard, ProPublica, "Rising Profits, Rising Injuries: The Safety Crisis at Koch Industries’ Georgia-Pacific," 8 Aug. 2019 Carr was sharp, particularly in the red zone, during a non-padded session, spreading the ball around to a host of receivers. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ Derek Carr looking like franchise quarterback even without Brown," 3 Aug. 2019 The key to his value will be his ability to become Stafford’s favorite target in the red zone. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Preview: The Rookies," 2 Aug. 2019 Garoppolo completed 2 of 3 passes in the red zone, connecting with RB Tevin Coleman on a screen pass and tossing a 5-yard TD pass to RB Matt Breida in the front left corner of the end zone. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers’ practice report: CB Verrett takes a step in comeback; WR Taylor shines," 2 Aug. 2019 His yards and four scoring catches in the red zone led the wide receivers on the team. oregonlive.com, "Can DeForest Buckner reach elite status? 10 questions for the San Francisco 49ers as NFL training camp opens," 29 July 2019 What’s surprising is that the relationship between place and longevity is causal: A person of average health who moves to one of the red zones can expect to die earlier as a direct result. Washington Post, "How moving to the right place can prolong your life," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of red zone

1972, in the meaning defined above

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