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What is the red zone in football?

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2004-10-10 23:14:59
2004-10-10 23:14:59

The red zone is the area of the field between the opponent's 20-yard line and the goal line. When the offense has advanced into this territory, it is expected that it will score some type of points, i.e. a touchdown or a field goal.

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