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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STUART TAYLOR predicts an attractive, passing game tonight - and insists Limerick won't make any excuses about the plastic pitch.
His long passing game is the one that catches teams out but his short passing game is also really very good.
Middlesbrough got into their passing game from the start of this match and created numerous chances in the first half with East Durham's defence and goalkeeper being tested regularly.
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The problem is their own passing game is impressive, while their running game has been affected by injuries.
PAUL Robinson claims the dry German pitches are hurting England's passing game.
Run schemes are usually simple in order to allow more practice time to be spent on the passing game.
Reflecting the focus on the passing game in the NFL, Madden NFL 06 has changed passing for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement and introduces the all new NFL Superstar mode, where you can live the life of an NFL Superstar.
Ferguson finished off a direct move started by a long clearance from the goalkeeper, which was in contrast to the patient passing game Rovers employed through most of the contest at Raby Vale.
Now he's ready to dump the passing game philosophy he touted pre-season in favour of winning at all costs.
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Its passing game has been especially sluggish, averaging just 42.