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onside kick

n. Football
A kickoff in which the ball carries just far enough, at least ten yards, to be recovered legally by the kicking team.
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on′side kick′


n.
Football.
a short-distance kickoff resorted to in hopes of immediately recovering possession of the ball.
[1925–30]
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onside kick

Short kick-off that travels just far enough to be recoverable by the kicking team.
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SOV tried and onside kick but the ball was recovered by Nokomis and three plays later Tosetti would hit Lyons for a 7-yard touchdown pass, with the PAT unsuccessful, 31-17.
But the Bears recovered the onside kick to cement coach Matt Nagy's first career NFL victory.
The Eagles scored a touchdown with one minute and 55 seconds left to cut the lead to three, but they failed to recover the ensuing onside kick.
Graham successfully called for an onside kick, and Arizona State's struggling defense found a way to hold Oregon to 1-for-11 on third-down conversions.
"They made big plays in the kicking game to beat Green Bay to get here with the onside kick and the fake field goal.
But Seattle became the first NFL champions to make the showpiece in 10 years when the Packers made a mess of an onside kick and Marshawn Lynch ran in a touchdown the turnaround.
On the other hand, It was no walk in the park for the Seahawks who trailed early and late against the Packers, getting 157 yards from the beast, Marshawn Lynch, and a successful onside kick that led to the winning 35-yard touchdown pass in overtime from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse, a combination that had not clicked all day (4 interceptions).
The onside kick went high to Packers tight end Brandon Bostick, but he couldn't gather it, and Seattle's Chris Matthews recovered at the 50.
Durham put the game to rest when a surprise onside kick was followed by the play of the game.
Although the Bills were 32 points behind midway through the third quarter, they managed to keep on reducing the deficit by the risky play of the 'onside kick'.
Campbell once again took the ball in for the two-point conversion setting the Jets up for an onside kick and a final chance to win the game.
An onside kick attempt followed but the ball went out of bounds and the Giants ran out the clock to move to a 6-2 record for the season so far, leaving the Dolphins 0-8.