passing game

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Noun1.passing game - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammatepassing game - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
aerial, forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
lateral, lateral pass - a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
spot pass - a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does
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SWANSEA keeper Michel Vorm is certain Swansea will not change their stylish passing game.
This also simplifies pass-blocking techniques, creates misdirection in the passing game, and strengthens the QB's arm to the wide side of the field.
Delhomme managed just one passing game over 300 yards that season as Craig dominated the league with three games over that distance.
The Michigan passing game has been relatively efficient but not dominant, which it can afford to be so far with running back Chris Perry leading the country in rushing.
Nigel Worthington's side play the neat passing game that has always been associated with Norwich and have a number of promising young players like Northern Ireland international midfielders Phil Mulryne and Paul McVeigh, who got the goals in the 3-1 third-round victory over First Division Brighton.
Frustrated Albion were never able to get their passing game going - Ryan Harley shot wide from 20 yards and Leeds loan striker Billy Paynter had no decent service.
Since football players and coaches love the passing game, they can get caught up with formations, named or numbered patterns, and option routes against the various defenses.
Redskins running back Stephen Davis is too good for the Eagles to ignore, meaning coach Steve Spurrier's expansive passing game can flourish.
The aggressive play of our comers in run support and against the quick-set passing game is facilitated by the alignment of our safeties.
And the Dutch international demanded a return to the Light Blues' normal passing game.
Secondly, they struggled to cope with our short passing game.